Governor: “stay at home” order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 in Montana

GREAT FALLS — Governor Steve Bullock on Thursday afternoon issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations as efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continue.

The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday March 28; Bullock said implementation of the order will buy time for healthcare workers on the frontlines, and will limit long term impacts to the state’s economy.