Blackfeet Nation removes its mask mandate
The Blackfeet Nation dropped its mask mandate for the reservation Tuesday.
The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council along with the reservation’s incident commander announced that masking on the reservation will be optional and that tribal offices will reopen to the public.
According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Glacier County, which encompasses the Blackfeet reservation, is experiencing medium transmission levels. At that level, the CDC says most people don’t need to wear masks indoors but people who are vulnerable or immunocompromised should talk to their health care providers about it.
On Tuesday there were five cases of COVID-19 on the reservation, according to tribal health officials. The coronavirus has killed a little over 60 people on the reservation.