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

COVID-19 in Montana


Number of Tests Conducted: 10,898

Total Confirmed cases: 433

Confirmed Recoveries: 243

Total Hospitalizations: 55

Total Confirmed Deaths: 10

Source: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

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. The state of Montana is currently under a stay-at-home directive, stating that citizens should stay home except to receive healthcare, purchase food, and participate in outdoor recreation as long as all people stay 6 feet apart.

COVID-19 Across the United States


Number of Tests Conducted: 3,865,864

Confirmed Cases: 755,533

Confirmed Deaths: 40,461

Total Hospitalizations: 115,972

Confirmed Recoveries: 67,172

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

COVID-19 Across the World

Confirmed Cases: 2,394,291

Confirmed Deaths: 164,938

Confirmed Recoveries: 611,880

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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