Bullock issues mask requirement in Montana

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has issued a directive requiring face coverings at indoor public spaces and at larger outdoor gatherings in counties where four or more people are known to be currently infected with COVID-19.

Bullock says too many people continue to meet in large gatherings and too few are wearing masks.

The directive currently applies to 25 of Montana’s 56 counties. Montana reported a record 145 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the state’s number of known cases to 2,096.