The peak that wasn't

Montana has largely been able to avoid the worst of the coronavirus pandemic by implementing very early measures – including a state of emergency, school closures, and social distancing protocols – before the virus had a chance to spread amongst the community. Having learned from how past communicable diseases spread throughout the state, such as whooping cough, health officials also quickly put a contact tracing effort into place. According to Dr. Laurel Desnick, Park County Health Officer, “Montana is still the safest place in the country.”

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