Madison County has the fourth highest COVID-19 cases per capita in the state as of July 21.
A Madison County burn ban went into effect at noon July 15.
Fireworks and open burning are not allowed on private lands due to dry conditions. Two-thirds of the county is in a severe drought. The Madison County Commissioners signed the ban July 14.
COVID-19 is all over Madison County.
Madison County now has more active COVID-19 cases then it did before the statewide lockdown.
Developed recreation areas in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest are slowly reopening. The Madison Ranger District opened five of these sites May 22.
American Legion Posts honored veterans at cemeteries throughout Madison County for Memorial Day May 25.
A critical aspect of states’ phased reopening due to the COVID-19 pandemic is the ability to diagnostically test its populations. The ability to test Madison County’s small population appears to be on the right track.
Madison County embarked on another stage of Montana’s partially reopening economy May 4.
Madison County’s stay at home order for certain businesses lifted April 27 under guidelines for a phased reopening in a COVID-19 world. Bars and restaurants will have to adhere to similar rules of operation when they are allowed to open May 4.
All but one Madison County public school has voted to continue distance learning for the remainder of the school year. Harrison Schools’ scheduled meeting was after publishing deadline, but according to the superintendent, Fred Hofman, it is likely that the Harrison Schools will follow suit.