Montana state and local public health officials are monitoring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation very closely. Regular handwashing with soap and water, keeping hands away from face, and cleaning communally touched surfaces such as keyboards, door knobs, light switches, phones, etc. is the best defense against getting viruses.
The main face of interaction between local government, businesses and citizens will be through the Gallatin County Health Department. The City of Belgrade will continue working closely with Gallatin County Emergency Services and the Gallatin County Health Department as we consider local needs as this unfolds.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. GC Health has directed that we can get the most up-to-date information by visiting the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Service’s (DPPHS). They have a dedicated page for updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Additional contact information for your reference:
Matt Kelley, Health Officer,
Gallatin City-County Health Department
Gallatin County Health facebook
215 W Mendenhall St Ste 110, Bozeman, MT 59715
As circumstances unfold in our area, please be assured that the City is continuing to work on maintaining continuity of business for City operations and services.
PLEASE NOTE: One of the effects people are experiencing associated with the COVID-19 is a shortage of toilet paper. This can increase the likelihood of other materials being flushed down the drain. These materials include un-flushable products such as paper towels, diapers, tissues, "flushable wipes", and napkins. These items are not biodegradable and cause harm to the waste water collection system and treatment facilities. In an effort to decrease the likelihood of sewer backups and treatment issues, please do not flush any of the above listed, or anything similar, down the drain. Thank you. ~ Steve Klotz, Director of Public Works