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Governor Issues Stay at Home/Shelter in Place Directive

By | Coronavirus, State News

On March 26th, Governor Steve Bullock issued a Directive requiring Montanans to stay home; it also temporarily closes all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28, will buy time for health care workers on the frontlines and seeks to limit long term impacts to the state’s economy.

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Montana DOR Update: COVID-19 Property Assessment Division

By | Coronavirus, County News, State News

The Department of Revenue is continually monitoring the COVID-19 effects on Montana and adjusting our work plans accordingly. We are implementing social distancing standards within our offices and actively enabling many of our staff to work from home. As with other public offices, we have closed our doors to unscheduled public visits. Phone numbers for property owners to call for questions, or to set up an appointment will be posted at each office. If a meeting or person to person conversation is needed, staff will maintain a safe environment and keep the discussion brief. We will be limiting the work that our appraisers will be doing in the field. Appraisers will avoid direct interactions with property owners and will not enter occupied properties.

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2020 Census is Live!

By | State News

Montanans can now begin filling out their Census forms online or by phone at my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020. In conjunction with the beginning of the 2020 Census, Montana’s Complete Count Committee is releasing its final public service announcement encouraging Montanans to respond.

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Public Health Agencies Respond to New Coronavirus

By | State News

Public health agencies at all levels are responding to a new coronavirus originally identified in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in the Hubei province of China. Since the detection of the virus, currently known as 2019 nCoV, the illness has spread quickly in China resulting in over 20,000 cases and over 400 deaths reported in China as of 2/4/2020. While nearly 30 countries have reported at least one case, including 11 in the United States with direct and indirect links to Wuhan, China appears to be the only area with sustained transmission of the virus at this time.

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