Downtown Bozeman businesses join together to urge frontline employees to wear masks

COVID-19 cases are increasing in Montana, and a group of businesses in downtown Bozeman have decided to do something.

“We do have an uptick in cases, and hopefully, this will slow it down. In our industry, we need to show that we’re willing to do our part. But we’ve also got families to feed and that’s important and our employees depend on us to have our doors open,” explained Mike Hope, the owner of the Rocking R Bar.

Hope and almost 30 other bars, restaurants, and alcohol-licensed businesses joined together to make sure their frontline employees wear masks at work.