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Statewide Mask Mandate Lifts, but Some Local Measures Remain in Place


March 3, 2021

On Friday, February 12, Governor Greg Gianforte lifted the statewide mask mandate that was put in place by his predecessor Steve Bullock and has been in effect since July. Given that Gianforte emphasizes personal responsibility over mandates, many residents in Blaine County are curious about the impact of that stance for our area and whether a new order will be issued by local health authorities.

The Governor's decision came after he signed Senate Bill 65 into law on February 10. The new law shields businesses, health care providers, nonprofit organizations, and places of worship from coron...

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