COVID-19 Current Information and Updates

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The Exponent will provide updates daily as more information becomes available about the coronavirus.

COVID-19 in Montana


Number of Tests Conducted: 6,985

Total Confirmed cases: 319

Confirmed Recoveries: 57

Total Hospitalizations: 28

Total Confirmed Deaths: 6

Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

On Thursday, March 26, Governor Bullock issued a stay-at-home order for all Montanans starting 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 28 through Friday, April 10. During this time, the order states to only leave home to purchase food, receive medical care, work at an essential business, or for outdoor recreation as long as all people remain at least six feet apart.

COVID-19 has prompted the closure of all casinos and food service establishments barring drive-thru, takeout and delivery services in several counties in Gallatin County.

COVID-19 Across the United States


Confirmed Cases: 399,886

Confirmed Deaths: 12,907

Confirmed Recoveries: 22,461

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

COVID-19 Across the World

Confirmed Cases: 1,431,375

Confirmed Deaths: 82,145

Confirmed Recoveries: 301,417

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)

Information about COVID-19


At 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, President Trump declared a national emergency, allocating additional funds to assist states in combating the coronavirus.

        • The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services publishes information on current coronavirus testing in Montana, a collection of press releases, and information for travelers, businesses and schools on how to stay safe. All of this information is availble on the DPHHS website.
        • The Center for Disease Control maintains suggested preventative measures and updated statistics on COVID-19, both for the United States and globally. This is available on the CDC website.
        • The World Health Organization releases a daily Situation Report on the coronavirus. They may be found on the WHO website.

Information for the MSU Community

Montana State University has taken the following actions to address the coronavirus:

        • All students are being asked to not return to campus if possible following spring break.
        • All courses through Summer 2020 are being offered entirely online.

Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort have both suspended operation indefinitely.

President Donald Trump has indefinitely suspended interest on all federal student loans as classes across the country are either cancelled or moved online.

Montana State University maintains updated information on travel, precautions being taken, and an archive of all university communications at

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For several weeks, Montanans and residents of Gallatin County have collectively taken comfort that we have seen zero confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) close to home. To date, not a single case has been identified in Montana.