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Rocky Boy extends lockdown, health center closed

Hill County up to 22 confirmed cases, 19 active


Last updated 7/16/2020 at 8:43am

Editor’s note: This clarifies that the order is extending an existing lockdown and the Rocky Boy Health Center is closed to general use until further notice and updates the total in Hill County.

Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation announced this afternoon on a post on the Chippewa Cree Tribe Facebook page that it is implementing a six-day lockdown, extending its existing lockdown to July 20, and the Health Center is closed while contact tracing is done on a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Hill County Health Department also said more cases have been confirmed in the county, bringing the total for the county to 19 active cases and three recovered cases.

The Health Center posted about 3 p.m. Wednesday that it was closed until further notice due to a positive COVID-19 test. Contact tracing is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available, the post said.

As of 7 Wednesday night, the Health Center announced it will start seeing urgent care patients today at 11 a.m. and medication deliveries will be available. People can call 395-1693.

The release said the dental department will take emergencies starting at 11 a.m. but optometry will be closed today.

The pharmacy refill line is 395-4843.

A stay-at-home order remains in place, along with a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew.

Limited people will be allowed to enter or leave the reservation, including professional people performing essential services and private individuals performing essential tasks.

The order is available online at https://www.facebook.com/ChippewaCree/photos/pcb.1520541328107837/1520541214774515 .

Watch for more in Thursday's Havre Daily News.


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