If you are concerned about the Coronavirus, you are not alone. Many people have questions about how the virus spreads, what the symptoms are, and what the best way is to prevent the disease.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has compiled data and information on the disease that you can access here:
If you have any questions or concerns, or feel like you may be getting sick, please call the Clinic at 406-932-4199 or the Public Health Department at 406-932-5449 first.
Remember, washing your hands, social distancing, and wearing a mask are currently the best-known ways to prevent or slow the spread of COVID-19.
Even if you have a negative test result for COVID-19 you should still continue to wear a mask in public, indoors, or when unable to maintain a 6 foot distance between others. A nasal, or PCR, test only detects the presence of the disease at the time the test was administered. Therefore, a negative test does not minimize the chances of having (through testing inaccuracies) COVID-19 or contracting COVID-19 at a future date. Wearing a mask is an important component to preventing the spread of the disease.
See the article from Mira: Should I Wear a Mask? for more information regarding when to wear a mask, what mask to wear, and how to safely wear a mask to protect yourself and others.
There are two primary vaccinations that have been approved for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna. Please click on a link below to learn more about the vaccinations and how they work.