During these difficult times, we understand that the uncertainties ahead for you and your business may be worrisome. We want to help by providing current information, tools, and resources for your business during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
This page is regularly updated to share current information. For more information, please visit the Yellowstone County Economic Response & Recovery website.
- COVID-19 Answers for MT Businesses
- Montana Employer Frequently Asked Questions
- Remote Workforce Toolkit
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Fact Sheet
Phased Re-Opening for Montana
MASK DIRECTIVE: Effective July 15, 2020
Governor Bullock has issued a statewide mask order in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in Montana. The order requires wearing a face covering over the nose and mouth and applies to all counties in Montana with four or more active COVID-19 cases.
It applies to indoor business settings that are open to the public and outdoor gatherings with 50 or more people when physical distancing is not possible. This Mask Directive goes into effect immediately. Please see the graphic for more details. To find a printable mask requirement poster for your place of business CLICK HERE.
- Face Coverings are required in indoor spaces open to the public and during organized outdoor gatherings of more than 50 people when physical distancing cannot be adhered to.
- Businesses, government offices and anyone responsible for an indoor space open to the public must require masks worn by employees, customers, volunteers, etc.
- Masks must cover the mouth and nose.
- The directive applies to counties with 4 or more active COVID-19 cases. Details can be found at covid19.mt.gov
- Masks must be worn by adults and children aged 5 and up. Children under 2 should not wear a mask.
- Enforcement allows businesses to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask.
- Employers must provide masks for employees and volunteers. Masks are available for FREE in Yellowstone County. Details at yceconomicrecovery.org.
- All points of entry open to the public shall have a clearly visible sign posted stating: “Mask or face covering use required for ages five and older.”
- Masks are not required when not feasible such as while consuming food and beverage, during vigorous exercise, swimming, and when needing to show you face to be identified.
- 14 Day Travel Quarantine is lifted as of June 1st
- Physical distancing should still be practiced
- Avoid gatherings of more than 50 people unless physical distancing can be maintained
- Restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos may increase capacity to 75%
- Gyms, indoor fitness classes, pools and hot tubs can operate at 75% capacity with strict physical distancing and sanitation protocols
- Concert halls, bowling alleys and other places of assembly may operate with reduced capacity and with strict physical distancing
CLICK HERE to read the full release
PHASE 1: Social distancing required, Limit gatherings to 10 people or less
- APRIL 26 – Places of Worship may open
- APRIL 27 – Main Street business (retail, professional services) may open
- MAY 4 – Restaurants, coffee shops, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos move from takeout to in-house operations (limited to 50% capacity, limited to 6 persons per table, no drinking at the bar)
- MAY 15 – Gyms and fitness studios, movie theaters and museums have the option to reopen as long as they adhere to the strict guidelines limiting capacity, requiring social distancing, and imposing thorough sanitation requirements MORE INFO
Please feel free to reach out to any of our brokers with questions or concerns.