Covid-19 Information 

Current Community Level: HIGH

See below for guidance on Community Levels

*2 separate metrics are currently used: Community Levels for Public and Community Transmission for Healthcare Settings. Community Transmission may be HIGH while Community Level is not. 




"I'm positive for COVID-19! HELP!!"

  • You will be sent a secure link from the Health Department for further information and an isolation letter, if needed
Step 2: Isolate
  • Regardless of vaccination status, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others
  • If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hrs without medication, and your symptoms are improving or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation
  • Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 until at least day 11
  • You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10
  • If you have moderate (experienced shortness of breath or had difficulty breathing) or severe illness (you were hospitalized) or you have a weakened immune system, you need to isolate through day 10
  • If you had severe illness or a weakened immune system, consult your doctor before ending isolation. Ending isolation without a viral test may not be an option for you
  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19, wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask for 10 days & get tested on day 5
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INDIVIDUAL GUIDANCE FOR COMMUNITY LEVELS



LOW and up
• Stay up to date on vaccination, including recommended booster doses
•  Maintain ventilation improvements
•  Avoid contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
•  Follow isolation and exposure recommendations
•  If you are at high risk for getting very sick, talk with a healthcare provider about additional prevention actions

MEDIUM and up 

•  If you are at high risk of getting very sick, wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) when indoors in public
•  If you have household or social contact with someone at high risk for getting very sick, consider self-testing to detect infection before contact, and consider wearing a high-quality mask when indoors with them

HIGH

•  Wear a high-quality mask or respirator
•  If you are at high risk of getting very sick, consider avoiding non-essential indoor activities in public where you could be exposed


COVID-19 Hotline - 406-497-5008

What You Can Do to Avoid COVID-19

Assess Travel Risks

The best thing you can do to avoid the disease is to avoid exposure to the virus that causes it. In part, this means avoiding travel to areas where the virus is epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issues advisories for travelers regarding potential exposure to disease in other countries. These travel alerts are likely to change as the disease spreads. Visit the following link regularly to get up-to-date information.

COVID-19 Information for Travelers (CDC)

Practice Good Personal Hygiene

Everyday precautions that can help prevent the spread of flu and other germs are also effective against the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing;
  • If soap and water aren’t available, use a hand sanitizer containing 60 percent alcohol;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Stay home when you’re sick;
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash; and
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.
  • Wear a mask.