Big Horn County Confirms Ten (10) Additional Cases of COVID-19 14 newly-confirmed positive test results today—29 May

HARDIN, MONTANA (May 29, 2020) – Big Horn County added ten (10) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 Friday afternoon. One (1) person was tested because of symptoms, while nine (9) were tested as a result of contact with previously-tested positive patients, so-called “contact tracing” done by public health nurses of the contacts of infectious patients. Together with the four (4) positive test results announced this morning, the addition of these 10 cases brings the total of newly-confirmed positive cases in Big Horn County today, May 29, 2020, to 14. None of the 14 were tested at recent sentinel surveillance testing… Read more >

Big Horn County Confirms Four (4) Additional Cases of COVID-19 Additional positive test results anticipated—29 May

HARDIN, MONTANA (May 29, 2020) – Big Horn County added four (4) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 Thursday evening. These cases were not found as part of recent sentinel surveillance testing events. The four (4) newly-confirmed cases are: • Female in her teens • Female in her 60’s • Male in his teens • Male in his 60’s The 12 previous cases were: Age Ranges Female Male Totals Under age 10 – 1 1 Age 10 – 19 2 2 4 Age 20 – 29 3 1 4 Age 30 – 39 – 1 1 Age 40 – 49 –… Read more >

Big Horn County Confirms Three (3) Additional Cases of COVID-19 Asymptomatic cases found through mass testing events—27 May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Johnson, Public Information Officer, Big Horn County (406) 679-0572 rjohnson@bighorncountymt.gov Big Horn County Confirms Three (3) Additional Cases of COVID-19 Asymptomatic cases found through mass testing events HARDIN, MONTANA (May 27, 2020) – Big Horn County added three (3) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 today. These patients were asymptomatic and were found by consenting to be tested at sentinel surveillance testing events. “Until recently, our public health officials have been in a reactive testing mode by necessity,” said George Real Bird III, Chairman of the Big Horn County Board of Commissioners and… Read more >

Big Horn County Confirms 9th Case of COVID-19 Six (6) Active Cases in County—26 May

HARDIN, MONTANA (May 26, 2020) – Big Horn County added one (1) confirmed positive case of COVID-19 today. The patient is a male in his teens. He is unassociated with any previously-known confirmed case. The eight (8) previous cases were: • Two (2) females in their teens • Two (2) females in their 20’s • One (1) female in her 50’s • One (1) male in his teens • One (1) male in his 30’s • One (1) male in his 40’s Three (3) of the earlier confirmed-positive patients have recovered. The remaining six (6) patients, including this newly-confirmed patient,… Read more >

Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Unified Coalition Announces Additional Mass Testing Sites Any resident wishing to be tested welcome and encouraged to test—22 May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Johnson, Public Information Officer, Big Horn County (406) 679-0572 rjohnson@bighorncountymt.gov Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Unified Coalition Announces Additional Mass Testing Sites Any resident wishing to be tested welcome and encouraged to test HARDIN, MONTANA (May 22, 2020) –The Crow Tribe of Indians, Big Horn County Public Health, IHS Public Health Nursing, SCL Health Hardin Clinic, and Bighorn Valley Health Center, members of the Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Unified Coalition, will be hosting two (2) COVID-19 sentinel surveillance testing events next week as follows: • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 10:00… Read more >

ORDER OF BIG HORN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER No. 2020-8—22 May

WHEREAS, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) recognizes COVID-19 as a threat to the residents of Montana; and WHEREAS, response plans and protocols have been activated to prepare for cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County, Montana; and WHEREAS, the Montana DPHHS, local health departments, health and medical departments and local jurisdictions have activated response plans and protocols to prepare for the arrival of the virus in Montana; and WHEREAS, proactively implementing mitigation measures to slow the spread of the virus is in the best interests of the State of Montana, Big Horn County and its… Read more >

ORDER OF BIG HORN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER No. 2020-7—22 May

WHEREAS, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) recognizes COVID-19 as a threat to the residents of Montana; and WHEREAS, response plans and protocols have been activated to prepare for cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County, Montana; and WHEREAS, the Montana DPHHS, local health departments, health and medical departments and local jurisdictions have activated response plans and protocols to prepare for the arrival of the virus in Montana; and WHEREAS, proactively implementing mitigation measures to slow the spread of the virus is in the best interests of the State of Montana, Big Horn County and its… Read more >

Big Horn County Adds Four (4) Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Total of Eight (8) Confirmed Cases in County; Six (6) Active Cases—15 May

HARDIN, MONTANA (May 15, 2020) – Big Horn County added four (4) confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. As the Big Horn County COVID-19 Response Unified Coalition announced on their Facebook page (@BHCMTResponds) at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020, 225 residents of the County have been tested for COVID-19. Of those tested, 210 test results were negative and seven (7) tests are pending, awaiting results at the labs. The four new confirmed positive cases bring the total number of positive test results to eight (8) in Big Horn County. Two (2) of the eight (8) COVID-19 patients have recovered,… Read more >

Big Horn County has Fourth Confirmed Case of COVID-19—11 May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Johnson, Public Information Officer, Big Horn County (406) 679-0572 rjohnson@bighorncountymt.gov Big Horn County has Fourth Confirmed Case of COVID-19 Residents are Reminded to Continue Precautions to Prevent Further Spread HARDIN, MONTANA (May 11, 2020) – Big Horn County has a fourth confirmed case of COVID-19. This new case is a woman in her 20’s. The first three (3) cases in the County were: a man in his 40’s; a woman in her 20’s; and, a woman in her 50’s. Two of the earlier confirmed-positive patients have recovered; one earlier patient and this… Read more >

ORDER OF BIG HORN COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER No. 2020-6—08 May

WHEREAS, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) recognizes COVID-19 as a threat to the residents of Montana; and WHEREAS, response plans and protocols have been activated to prepare for cases of COVID-19 in Big Horn County, Montana; and WHEREAS, the Montana DPHHS, local health departments, health and medical departments and local jurisdictions have activated response plans and protocols to prepare for the arrival of the virus in Montana; and WHEREAS, proactively implementing mitigation measures to slow the spread of the virus is in the best interests of the State of Montana, Big Horn County and its… Read more >