Montana moves closer to meeting benchmarks for phased reopening

Gov. Steve Bullock announced the arrival of 5,000 nasal swabs from FEMA to help open access to more COVID-19 testing in Montana. The announcement comes on the same day the state reported zero new cases.

“Just days ago, I joined Republican and Democrat governors in voicing concerns to the president about the shortage of testing supplies, which impacts our ability to test on the ground. I’m pleased that those concerns were listened to and that we received this shipment, but it doesn’t get us far enough,” Bullock said. “I will continue to push for further federal support in order to ensure we have the adequate testing capacity as we reopen in a way that will protect Montanans’ lives and the recovery of our economy.”