End of Montana mask mandate to be announced Friday
Last updated 2/10/2021 at 3:27pm
At Gov. Greg Gianforte's first bill-signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon, for Senate Bill 65, he said he will announce the end to Montana's mask mandate this Friday morning.
Passage of SB 65, which protects businesses from lawsuits resulting from COVID-19 transmission at their establishments provided they make good faith efforts to keep people safe, is something Gianforte has said would be required for him to rescind his predecessor's mandate.
He said this, combined with the ongoing vaccine rollout and decreasing transmission within the state, is what allowed him to make this decision.