THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Madison County

Coping with Covid by Carolyn Baker.

School is in session

Parents have a bigger role than usual in K-12 education due to the coronavirus causing school closures. Teachers, students and parents are adjusting to the new reality of mandatory remote learning.

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Madison County sews

Sewers of Madison County have mobilized in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began advising the public to wear face coverings in public settings where social distancing is hard to maintain, like at the grocery store. Simple masks can be made at home using cloth sewn into a particular pattern.

School days

Madison County schools have been closed for three weeks due to the coronavirus. Gov. Steve Bullock extended the closures to April 24 on Tuesday.

Photo by Hannah Kearse

THE NEW NORMAL

CLOSING UP SHOP IN A SMALL TOWN

Urban and rural, fortune 500 companies and mom- and-pop shops – COVID-19 is affecting every business in the world.

Madison County offices shut down

At a Special Commission Meeting, on Friday, March 20, 2020, the Madison County Board of Commissioners made and passed a motion to restrict public access to all Madison County buildings until further notice, effective March 20, 2020, at 5 p.m.  Services will still be available by telephone, email, or by U.S.

Hardship Fears

The coronavirus has dealt a major blow to the economy of southwest Montana. The enforced closure of all bars and restaurants along with the decision by many small businesses to shut up shop, means added pressure on an already struggling workforce. That coupled with the threat of illness is putting added pressure on many low income families.

Coronavirus in Madison County?

Madison County is on the brink of confirming its first coronavirus patient. A number of people have contacted the Madison Valley Medical Center with COVID-19-like symptoms. At least one has been tested for the virus and doctors are awaiting results from the state laboratory in Helena.

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