COVID-19 Traveler Resources
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On May 19, Governor Bullock announced Montana will enter Phase Two of the Reopening Plan on June 1. Even though Montana continues to have the lowest number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations per capita, Montana will continue to move diligently through the reopening to assure that we're able to move forward positively, while taking care of our residents and communities. Read the directive here
Highlights of what's changing in Phase Two:
- 14-day out-of-state traveler quarantine is lifted starting on June 1.
- Restaurants, breweries, bars, casino's, gyms and other businesses can increase to 75% capacity. Businesses must continue to follow social distancing and sanitation guidelines established in Phase One.
- Testing continues to increase across the state, with testing centers, surveillance testing plans and contact tracing, particularly in destination communities.
Read the directive for full details here
At this time, there is not an opening date set for Glacier National Park. Refer back to this page and visit nps.gov/glac for updates.
The U.S. and Canadian border will remain closed for non-essential travel for another 30 days, until June 21, with the potential for further delays after that time.
While travel will start returning to Montana after June 1, it's important that visitors and residents alike remain diligent about:
- Social distancing - maintain a physical distance of 6 feet when out in public
- Wear cloth face masks when you can to protect yourself and others
- Wash your hand often
- Avoid shaking hands or hugs (except immediate family members)
- Following cleaning and sanitation protocols at businesses and public spaces
- If you are feeling sick, STAY HOME
Remember, between May 19 and June 1, 0ut-of-state visitors are not restricted from visiting for non-work or non-essential purposes, but are required to self-quarantine for 14-days (or the duration of their stay) upon arrival in Montana.
Self-quarantine means that the visitor or resident must stay within the boundaries of the property they are residing in while in Montana, and cannot leave those boundaries or interact with other people. During the self-quarantine, the visitor cannot go to the grocery store, restaurants, gas stations/convenience stores, places of worship/churches, schools, and gatherings. Many area restaurants offer take-out and delivery and local grocery stores offer curb-side pickup.
PARKS, FOREST and RECREATION:
Glacier National Park - Currently closed to visitors. As of 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.
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/travel
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.
Visit our partner website, Kalispell Chamber for information on business tools and relief programs.
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