Funding, new law curtailing local handling of COVID

Hill County health director says county failed to provide disaster relief funding


Last updated 8/27/2021 at 8:03am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Community members attend a Hill County Health Board meeting in the Hill County Courthouse Annex Meeting Room Wednesday.

Editor’s note: This version corrects attribution on a quote from an audience member. It corrects misreporting on CDC recommendations for people who are fully vaccinated and exposed to the virus.

The Hill County Health Department, between a lack of funds and having it's authority curtailed by Montana House Bill 702, is having trouble keeping up with the pandemic amid a nationwide surge driven by the delta variant.

During a special meeting of the board Wednesday about changes that need to be made to quarantine policy in the wake of HB 702, Hill County Health Department Public Health Direct...

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