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By Griffen Smith

Missoula County requires masks in public spaces, with exceptions


MISSOULA - The Missoula City-County Health Department board voted unanimously to require facemasks in every indoor public space in the county at their July 9 meeting. They received over 4,000 comments from the public before the hearing, of which roughly half were processed. The processed comments showed 80% support for the initiative. The ruling goes into effect immediately and makes face masks the new normal as coronavirus cases continue to rise across the county and Montana.

“Our cases are up and they continue to go up, our number of contacts are going up,” said Ellen Leahy, Missoula...

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