Big Horn County Announces Three (3) COVID-19 Related Deaths—26 Aug

HARDIN, MONTANA (August 25, 2021) – The Big Horn County Unified Coalition is very sad to report three COVID-19-related deaths in our County. We extend our deepest sympathies to family and friends and hope you will join us in sending them your warmest thoughts and prayers during this painful time. There are 28 active cases in Big Horn County. Four (4) of those individuals are currently hospitalized. Even if you have recently received the vaccine against COVID-19, it is important to continue to follow the three W’s: Wash your hands; Watch your distance from other people; Wear a mask. The County asks all residents to please continue to stay home more often and avoid events or gatherings. Also, the Board of County Commissioners and Board of Public Health remind everyone to wear a mask and social distance when outside of their homes and in public. 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 COVID19 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 To schedule an appointment with the Big Horn County Health Department for a COVID-19 vaccine, please call 406-665-8777 and leave a message with your name (please spell your name), age, date of birth, and phone number. COVID-19 vaccinations from the Indian Health Service (IHS) at the Crow/Northern Cheyenne Hospital are available to ANYONE over the age of 16, whether eligible for IHS benefits or not. Please call 406-638- 3599 to schedule an appointment. Please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BHCMTResponds for more information on how to schedule your COVID-19 vaccination in Big Horn County. ### 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. http://www.bighorncountymt.gov/ For more information about the County’s COVID-19 response, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BHCMTResponds

Back to News »