COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Information
We’re All In This Together
Extreme circumstances call for extreme actions. Governor Steve Bullock has issued a stay-at-home order effective March 28 through April 10 for the state of Montana Read the Directive. The health of our community is very important to us so our team will be following the directive to the letter and we're encouraging our tourism and business partners to do the same. And while we market travel for a living, we also know that now is the time to stay home. Travel will come back, but its time is not now. At the current moment, it’s necessary for all of us to take proactive actions and heed medical advice to help all of us stay as healthy as possible. While we want you to come to Kalispell, we want you to wait.
Instead, start planning your trip for the future. Make your top 10 list of things you’ve been itching to do in northwest Montana. Pick the trails you’ve been jonesing to explore in our millions of acres and public lands and add them to your list. Make a list of the beers you’ve been wanting to sip and imagine how good that local brew is going to taste when you’re drinking it under Montana’s big blue sky. Peruse our website and make a travel inspiration Pinterest board. While we’re in an uncertain time, we’re all in it together. From all of us at Discover Kalispell to you, remember that our rivers, trails, mountains and mountain town will be waiting for you when the time is right.
To our locals and our industry partners, we’re in this with you. While social distancing is under heavy advisement, you can still get groceries, fill up your car with gas, purchase gift cards from local businesses, find solitary adventure and take a walk on a quiet trail, lake or river, and enjoy take-out and delivery from Kalispell’s restaurants. By working together, we can--and believe us we will--get through this. It’s time now for us to support one another, lean on one another and practice social distancing.
On March 31 Governor Bullock issued a directive requiring all travelers entering the state for non-work-related purposes to self-quarantine for 14 days, or the duration of the traveler’s non-work trip to Montana Read the Directive.
The CDC has issued safety outlines and recommendations and all residents and travelers are encouraged to implement these now:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Do this often; after touching a door, grocery shopping, etc. Support local businesses and follow guidelines by ordering online or by phone from local grocery stores, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and local retailers that remain open for orders.
- Don’t touch your face.
- If you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose, use a tissue and throw the tissue away immediately. Then, go wash your hands.
- If you have a fever, cough or are having difficulty breathing, seek medical care.
Montana Governor's Coronavirus Task Force https://covid19.mt.gov/
Flathead City-County Health Department: https://flatheadhealth.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/
Kalispell Regional Healthcare: http://www.krh.org/covid-19
U.S./Canada Border Crossing: https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/mt and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html
Montana Department of Commerce travel and travel industry updates
If you have a reservation at a Kalispell lodging property, please reach out directly to that property.
Glacier National Park website
March 27 - Effective at 5 pm on March 27, 2020, Glacier National Park will be closed to all park visitors until further notice. There will be no visitor access permitted to the park. US Highway 2 inside the park boundary will remain open. Read press release.
Visit our partner website, Kalispell Chamber for information on business tools and relief programs.
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