TRAVEL ALERTS

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE

The Cut Bank Chamber prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. With that, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 and the rapidly changing public health situation. The Cut Bank Chamber wants to ensure that you have the resources needed to make informed travel decisions. We are taking precautions according to information and recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization and we encourage the traveling public to seek and heed the latest expert guidance.

What you need to know

The March 30 Directive that stated travelers arriving from another state or country to Montana for non-work-related purposes undergo a 14-day self-quarantine has been extended through the end of the emergency. For travelers arriving at any Montana airport and rail station, temperature checks and screenings for potential exposure history may be conducted by the Montana National Guard to further protect against the spread of COVID-19. For the full Directive, click here. Tribal Nations in Montana have extended stay-at-home orders indefinitely and continue to exercise caution to protect their elders and other vulnerable populations from the spread of COVID-19. At this time, all tribal lands are closed to visitors.

The CDC recommends older adults or people of any age with serious chronic medical conditions who are at risk for disease, should consider postponing nonessential travel. The State Department has advised that U.S. citizens abroad should return home unless staying for an indefinite period and that international travel should be avoided. Governor Bullock is advising that Montana citizens who have traveled internationally self-quarantine for 14 days and contact their local health department. 

For the latest travel alerts, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Illness Prevention

This is a rapidly changing public health situation and it’s important to stay informed by following reputable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The best way to prevent infection from COVID-19 and any respiratory virus is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The same preventative measures that are recommended during cold and flu season will also help to protect against coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often for at least 20 seconds using soap and water

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

  • Cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue (or your elbow)

  • Stay home if you are sick

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If you have traveled to any destination during the past 14 days:

  • Monitor your health and practice social distancing. Social distancing means staying out of crowded places, avoiding group gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.

  • If you get sick with a fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing:

    • Seek medical advice. Call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room.

    • Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.

    • Avoid contact with others.

  • Do not travel while sick.

We urge the traveling public to stay informed, seek information from reputable sources, and take preventative measures like washing your hands to protect against COVID-19.

Cut BAnk Visitors Information center

Phone: 406-873-4041
725 East main st.
cut bank, mT 59427