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Blackfeet Nation reinstates COVID-19 restrictions

Graphic: Montana news from Montana Public Radio
Updated: January 12, 2022 at 7:11 AM MST
One day after implementing these restrictions, the Blackfeet Nation rescinded them.



The Blackfeet Nation is re-implementing "Phase 2" COVID-19 restrictions due to the omicron variant.

The tribe says gatherings and capacity inside businesses will be limited, and a curfew will be reinstated along with a mask mandate. Residents on the reservation are asked to limit their travel to grocery shopping and medical purposes. Tribal offices will also be closed to the public.

On Friday, Blackfeet officials reported there were 104 active COVID-19 cases, and nearly 70% of those people were fully vaccinated.

Aaron graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism in 2015 after interning at Minnesota Public Radio. He landed his first reporting gig in Wrangell, Alaska where he enjoyed the remote Alaskan lifestyle and eventually moved back to the road system as the KBBI News Director in Homer, Alaska. He joined the MTPR team in 2019. Aaron now reports on all things in northwest Montana and statewide health care.