Big Horn County Announces 28th Death from COVID-19 Decedent is a woman in her 50’s—11 Oct

HARDIN, MONTANA (October 9, 2020) – Big Horn County today announced the 28th death of a County resident due to complications from the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The decedent is a woman in her 50’s who was hospitalized prior to her death on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
The Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Unified Coalition wishes her family, friends, and the entire community of Big Horn County peace and comfort during this difficult time.
The County asks all residents to please continue stay home more often and to avoid events or gatherings. Also, the Board of County Commissioners and Board of Public Health ask everyone to wear a mask and social distance when outside of their homes and in public. Masks are required when engaged in indoor activities, such as shopping. Masks are not necessary in the event that residents are outdoors and unlikely to come within six (6) feet of other people, such as while taking advantage of our beautiful county, to work, recreate, or exercise.
Tracking down contacts to a positive case (contact tracing) is one of the best tools public health can use to slow the spread of the virus. If you believe you were in the presence of a recently confirmed COVID-19 case for more than five (5) minutes, please call public health so that a nurse may interview you and determine what level of exposure you have:
• IHS Public Health Nursing: (406) 638-3478
• Big Horn County Public Health: (406) 665-8720
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Big Horn County is the sixth largest county in Montana, at approximately 5,023 square miles, and with a population exceeding 13,000. The local government was established January 13, 1913. Hardin is the County Seat. https://www.bighorncountymt.gov/ For more information about the County’s COVID-19 response, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BHCMTResponds.

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