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day April 7. The command ….

day April 7. The command team is comprised of Fort Peck Tribal Chairman Floyd Azure, Shannon Hopkins, Fort Peck Tribal Health Officer, Roosevelt County Commissioners Gary Macdonald and Gordon Oelkers, NEMHS Dr. Mark Zilkoski and CEO Peg Norgaard, Steve Harada and Dennis Four Bear, IHS. Also within the command staff are Lindsey McNabb, safety officer, Lee Allmer, public information officer and Wolf Point Mayor Chris Dschaak, liaison officer.

The Task Force has met twice so far and is working to develop objectives to combat our invisible enemy in a collaborative team effort. Meetings will proceed on a weekly basis, starting Wednesday. All residents are reminded to follow the stay at home orders, practice social distancing, don’t gather in groups, wash your hands, wear a cotton mask when going for essential goods in the public and avoid non-essential travel. If you travel from out of the area you should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

At presstime, there were 399 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montana and 50 total hospitalizations, with 24 hospitalizations listed as active. Seven people have died from the virus. Most are treating their symptoms at home. One hundred ninety-seven cases have been classified as recovered. As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, a total of 9,234 tests had been completed.

Williams County in North Dakota has reported 8 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday morning, April 14. Mountrail County has reported 27 cases. Ward County has 20 reported cases. At presstime, there have been 341 cases reported in North Dakota, with 138 individuals listed as recovered and 13 currently hospitalized.

Valley County

March 27, Valley County Health Officer Dr. Anne Millard issued an official health order in an effort to continue community health protections. In the order, Dr. Millard identifies specific direction pertaining to individuals entering Valley County. They include the requirement that “any persons entering into Valley County from outside the county lines and remaining in Valley County shall self-quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival within the county.” From the order, “all individuals who enter Valley County for any length of time are to abide by the 14-day quarantine.” When under quarantine, individuals are to remain indoors to the greatest extent possible and limit interactions with others. The order also identifies that persons passing through the county must maintain six feet of separation from other individuals.

A clarification was issued April 14 including snowbirds in the list of persons who newly enter Valley County, making them subject to a 14day quarantine.

Richland County

The Richland County Health Department was notified, as of Tuesday, April 14, that there have been three total cases in the county, with no new cases listed.

Mental Health Resources

Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center wants everyone to know that they are available for any mental health or substance abuse issues an individual may be dealing with. The phone number is 228-9349 and it is answered 24-hours a day. The Montana WARMLINE is 877-688-3377 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Friday and noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The WARMLINE is a free, confidential service staffed by individuals with experience who understand the behavioral health needs of individuals. This service provides early crisis intervention. This is NOT a crisis line. Responders will refer people who are in crisis to appropriate services. The Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) is also available. The Lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress. The Montana Crisis TEXT Line, which can be accessed by texting “MT” to 741741, is available as well. When a person texts the TEXT Line, a counselor responds within minutes and is available for any behavioral health crisis.

Wolf Point Golf Course

The golf course is officially open Wednesday, April 15, to paid members only. Clubhouse staff will not accept dues payment and will not be able to answer questions about your specific membership invoice. If you have any questions about these guidelines, contact Tori Matejovsky at 360-303-8138.

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