Montana Public Radio

Evening Newscast 03-16-20

Mar 16, 2020

Governor Steve Bullock says disruptions of day-to-day life in Montana are adding up as part of ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

In Butte, Silver Bow health officials said bars, restaurants, casinos and gyms in the city and county will close down for a week starting Monday.

The Montana High School Association has suspended all spring extracurricular activities until further notice, including contests, meets and festivals.

Gov. Steve Bullock voiced concerns Monday about ensuring medical care providers have access to supplies in the face of rising national demand caused by the novel coronavirus.

Several tribes in Montana declared states of emergency over the weekend following positive state tests of coronavirus cases in the state.

Several counties in Montana announced Monday they’re taking aggressive steps to reduce large gatherings and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.