Medical professionals responded and didn’t give an answer about cases connected to the game, but UM spokesperson Dave Kuntz said no changes to outdoor events are in the works. “If you’re going to do those things, then try to do them as safely as you possibly can and wear a mask, try to to stay distanced,” said Dr. Nicole Fink, a pathologist and medical adviser for Community Medical Center’s COVID Incident command.
“If you can’t do those things, perhaps consider not (coming) at all, so that we can maybe in the future, at this time next year, be doing it and not be having this conference to tell you to be cautious.”
“As our hospitals and health care workers continue to work around-the-clock to deliver life-saving care to Montanans, this new tool will help reduce the burdens our providers face,” Gov. Gianforte said in a press release. “We will continue to work with hospitals and providers to support their ongoing response.” On Friday evening, Gianforte announced the DPHHS has issued an emergency rule to ease strain on hospital capacity across the state.
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