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Health Department changes COVID-19 testing services

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...


COVID-19 vaccinations available for ages 5-11

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... Full story


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

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... Full story


Booster doses now available

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... Full story


Residents urged to reduce social circles

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... Full story


Mobile vaccine clinic in Seeley Lake Sept. 1

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...


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

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... Full story


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

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... Full story


Missoula Health Board to consider finalists for Health Officer

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... Full story


Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing now available for some

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... Full story


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

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... Full story


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

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... Full story


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

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 online or calling 258-INFO if...


New quarantine guidelines adopted for close contacts

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.... Full story


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