Hill County Health Board Provides COVID-19 Update

HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – The Hill County Health Board held an online conference call on Friday afternoon to provide an update on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hill County Health Officer Jessica Sheehy said the one confirmed COVID-19 case in Hill County, a man in his 60s, is quarantined in his home. She described the man as a good patient, saying he has followed orders and that people he recently came in contact with in the county have been notified of what steps they need to take.

The county says they are currently in good shape in terms of personal protective equipment, and have the ability to conduct 20 to 30 more COVID-19 tests.

As of Friday afternoon, 19 Hill County residents had been tested for COVID-19, with three of those tests still pending.

The Board also provided clarification to the public regarding the rules of the Governor’s stay at home order.

Childcare services are allowed to remain open, while golf courses are in a gray area, the County has ordered them closed through April 10th.

For people and businesses that don’t follow the Governor’s stay-at-home order, County Attorney Karen Alley says they have the authority to issue citations or file a preliminary injunction with Hill County District Court.

The next online Board of Health meeting will take place next Friday at 1 PM.

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