UPDATE (3/26/2020): Governor Bullock has extended the closures of schools and social gathering establishments, and has included a new directice to close non-essential businesses from operating beginning Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:01 AM until April 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM. This may be extended or reduced based upon direction from the Governor. For a description of essential businesses and/or to view the new directive, please click here.
Governor Bullock has issued a directive for closures of establishments that offer on-premises dining or beverage services to the public as well as other establishments including but not limited to casinos, gyms and movie theaters. For those establishments that serve food and beverages, there are options to remain open with drive-thru, takeout, curbside and delivery services. A copy of this directive can be viewed here. The Department of Revenue has also provided guidance for the service of alcoholic beverages during these closures which can be viewed here. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions.
CMHD Health Officer Order of Closures can be viewed here.
NEHA has released an article regarding Coronavirus and Food Safety. It has great information and answer to food establishments questions on safe practices. You can view the article by following the link: https://www.neha.org/sites/default/files/COVID-19-FAQs-Food-Establishments.pdf
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, immunization clinics that have been scheduled at your local schools in April have been postponed. We will contact your schools to reschedule. Thank you for you patience and understanding.
Coronavirus testing stats for the Health District jurisdiction will be udated regularly. Please follow the link for updated information:
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Sanitarian Fee Schedule Change
Please be aware that fees for Environmental Health Services has increased as of January 1, 2020. New fee schedule is located under the Environmental Health section of the website in the Sanitarian Fee Schedule.
Public Health Complaints
To submit a complaint regarding public health issues, please complete the following form and return to our office. All complaints must be submitted in writing.
"HPV vaccination is preventing cancer-causing infections and precancers. Two doses of the HPV vaccine are recommended for all boys and girls at ages 11-12; the vaccine can be given as early as age 9. If you wait until they’re older, they may need three doses instead of two" Source: CDC
Upcoming Immunization Clinics
Spring 2020 immunization clinics will be scheduled in your area soon. If your area is not listed below, check back later for more information as we are coordinating with the schools and senior centers for dates.
Our public health nurse will be administering vaccinations in your community on the following days. Student consent forms will be sent to your home or will be available at your school. Adults in need of immunizations are also welcome to participate. To be better prepared to serve you, please contact our office if you have a specific vaccination need.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Wednesday April 1, 2020 (look for the BCBS Carevan)
- Stanford School 9:30 am
- Geyser School 1:00 pm
Thursday, April 2, 2020 (look for the BCBS Carevan)
- Hobson School 9:30 am
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
- Melstone School 10:00 am
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
- Winnett School 10:00 am
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
- Hillcrest Elementary 10:00 am
- Harlowton High School 12:45 pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
- Lavina School 10:30 am
- Ryegate School 12:30 pm
- Golden Valley Colony 1:30 pm
Thursday, April 23, 2020
- Judith Gap School 9:30 am
Do you want to quit using tobacco products but don't know where to start? Yes! The Montana Quit Line does provide help for Chewers as well as other tobacco users! And it's free for Montana residents!Click the Quit Line link and get the support you need for success. Montana Quit Line
DipfreeTXT - "Dip" (Chew, Smokeless) Cessation for Youth from the SmokefreeTeen.gov site.
MyLastDip - Web-based Smokeless Cessation site
KilltheCan.org - A resource to quit dip and chewing tobacco.
Kill the Can Alternative Dip Reviews - Using nicotine free dip/chew can provide an assist with other quitting interventions. This website, run by a support group for smokeless quitters, provides a wide range of information about alternative chew products.
To view upcoming Central Montana Health District events and important updates, you can now visit our Facebook page. CMHD Facebook
Clean Indoor Air Act
The Montana legislature passed the Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA), one of the most important public health policies in state history, in 2005.
The law requires all enclosed public places and workplaces, including work vehicles, or vehicles that serve as a place of work, and vehicles accessible to the public, such as taxis and buses to be smokefree; and it requires businesses to prominently place smokefree signs on all public entrances. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has adopted these rules.
To submit a complaint of violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act, please follow the link below and complete the online form.