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  • Health Department changes COVID-19 testing services

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Apr 14, 2022

    As COVID-19 cases continue to decline and the public need for COVID-19 testing services wanes, the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) will be winding down COVID-19 testing services over the coming weeks. The last COVID mobile testing in Seeley Lake will be April 19 at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation parking lot. COVID-19 testing at the 3665 W. Broadway Clinic will be open Sundays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Testing operations will be closed Sunday, April 17 in observance of the Easter...

  • COVID-19 vaccinations available for ages 5-11

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Nov 11, 2021

    MISSOULA - With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signing off on the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11 earlier this week, local healthcare providers and public health officials are encouraging parents to make an appointment to get their child vaccinated. Several healthcare providers in Missoula are offering vaccine clinics for children ages 5 to 11, including the Missoula City-County Health Department and Community Medical Center, starting this week. Missoula County Public Schools is also offering a clinic in partnership... Full story

  • COVID-19 services automated, shift from quarantine orders to recommendations

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Oct 28, 2021

    MISSOULA - In an effort to more effectively meet the public health needs of the community, the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is automating much of its COVID-19 response activities. This includes a shift from quarantine orders to recommendations for most close contacts. This will increase efficiency and allow for information to make its way more quickly to individuals who have been exposed to the virus. The Health Department is implementing these changes based on recommendations from community members and in response to the... Full story

  • Booster doses now available

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Sep 30, 2021

    MISSOULA - On Monday, the Missoula City County Health Department started offering booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible county residents. Missoula City County Health Department COVID-19 Incident Commander Cindy Farr said the boosters will be available at the department’s vaccine site at Southgate Mall. “We’re looking forward to helping county residents, but it’s important to remember there are some limitations to the boosters,” Farr said. • Boosters are for patients aged 65 and older and residents of long-term care facili... Full story

  • Residents urged to reduce social circles

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Aug 26, 2021

    The Missoula City-County Health Department is asking residents to reduce the number of people in their social circles as COVID-19 case counts rise rapidly in the community. Not only is the Delta variant more infectious than the original strain of COVID-19, the Health Department’s case investigation team has noticed most positive cases are reporting between 10 - 25 close contacts on average. During our last winter surge of COVID-19, most positive cases only reported six close contacts on average. The contact tracing team is racing to notify c... Full story

  • Mobile vaccine clinic in Seeley Lake Sept. 1

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Aug 19, 2021

    The Missoula City-County Health Department’s mobile vaccine clinic will make several stops throughout Missoula County for the months of August and September. This includes a mobile clinic in Seeley Lake Sept. 1 at the Seeley Lake Community Foundation building, 3150 MT Hwy 83 N from 12 - 5 p.m. The mobile vaccine clinics will offer the Johnson & Johnson and/or the Moderna vaccine to residents 18 or older and the Pfizer vaccine to residents 12 and older. Patients ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a guardian, while those ages 16 to 17 must b...

  • Health Department recommends shift from regulations, metrics in place to repeal mask rule

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Apr 15, 2021

    Over the past month, Missoula County's new COVID-19 case incidence rate has stayed relatively low and COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened to all Missoula County residents ages 16 and older. In light of those developments, the Missoula City-County Health Department believes now is the time to step down more of Missoula's COVID-19 requirements. The Health Department proposes the Board of Health changes most COVID-19 mitigation requirements to recommendations for businesses, bars, restaurants,... Full story

  • Missoula City-County Health Department relaxes restrictions for long-term care facilities

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Mar 18, 2021

    This week, Health Officer Ellen Leahy issued new COVID-19 guidance and requirements for long-term care, assisted living, and retirement homes with communal spaces operating in Missoula County. These new requirements take into consideration that many residents have been offered voluntary COVID-19 vaccination, yet not all residents and staff have been vaccinated for COVID- 19 and transmission of COVID-19 is still occurring in Missoula County and Montana. Facilities under the facility-specific health officer orders shall follow the listed rules... Full story

  • Missoula Health Board to consider finalists for Health Officer

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Mar 18, 2021

    Following a nationwide search, the Missoula City-County Board of Health will consider four finalists to replace outgoing Health Officer Ellen Leahy when she retires in June after serving in that role for more than 30 years. There will be several opportunities this week for the public to participate in the process, including community meetings with each candidate. These meetings will feature representatives from a broad cross-section of interests, including BIPOC and LGBTQ communities; area healthcare providers and emergency services; bars,... Full story

  • Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing now available for some

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Mar 11, 2021

    The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) is now offering asymptomatic testing to certain occupations at the Flynn Lane Clinic and Mobile Testing Clinic. As of Monday, March 8, Missoula County residents in the following occupations may sign up for testing: healthcare workers; school personnel (including teachers, aides, janitors, etc.); first responders; grocery store, food service and gym employees; public transit employees (includes school bus drivers); personal care workers (hair stylists, massage therapists, tattoo artists, etc.);... Full story

  • Missoula City-County Health Department to offer 400 COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Feb 4, 2021

    The Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) will hold more public vaccination clinics on Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday Feb. 10 at the former Lucky’s Market in the Southgate Mall. Approximately 400 first-dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available, with 200 appointments scheduled each day. Appointments will open online at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8. The link to make appointments will be available on the Vaccine Information page at http://covid19.missoula.co/. This clinic will not take walk-ups and appointments are mandatory. These a... Full story

  • Revised COVID-19 mitigation requirements recommended for restaurants, bars and casinos

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Jan 21, 2021

    At its meeting Jan. 21, the Missoula City-County Board of Health (MCCHD), will consider adopting revisions to current COVID-19 mitigation requirements for restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos. These revisions have been under careful consideration since early November 2020, after a group called Revive Missoula’s Bars and Restaurants – a coalition of about 70 bar and restaurant owners – approached MCCHD hoping to find a suitable solution that would allow bars to be open later at night. The coalition told MCCHD that bars tend... Full story

  • Vaccine website, call center launch as County starts transition to Phase 1b

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Jan 21, 2021

    As COVID-19 vaccine providers in Missoula County start the transition to vaccinating individuals in Phase 1b, residents can now find up-to-date information about vaccine options by visiting https://covid19.missoula.co/ online or calling 258-INFO if they do not have Internet access. The Missoula County Vaccine Information page on the website contains information on vaccine providers in the county, including how, when and where each provider is administering the vaccine. Residents with regular healthcare providers should look for that...

  • New quarantine guidelines adopted for close contacts

    Missoula City- County Health Department|Dec 31, 2020

    MISSOULA COUNTY - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently gave guidance to public health officials that would allow for close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases to reduce their quarantine times if they met specific criteria. The CDC says local public health authorities will make the final decision about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Following the CDC’s announcement of updated quarantine guidance, the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) immediately adopted a 10-day q... Full story

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