As we all face the unique challenge of navigating the COVID-19 outbreak, we may encounter feelings of uncertainty and understandable anxiety. But we also find ourselves in a time of coming together—yes, even with social distancing and isolation—to focus on what we can do to support the efforts that will eventually bring us back to normalcy.
Here at Glacier Country Tourism we’re doing our best to ensure the health and safety of our community, residents and visitors. We’re monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. Montana public health agencies and the Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force are actively working to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in Montana. They have created a webpage with current updates and links to Department of Public Health and Human Services. This site also links to an online dashboard that provides global, national and state information resources.
If you are traveling in Western Montana now or have questions or concerns about a future trip you have planned, our team and on-line visitor resources are fully operational and can be reached during normal business hours. You can also check glaciermt.com for the latest travel updates on COVID-19. On March 26, Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued a Stay at Home Directive to slow the spread of COVID-19. Beginning March 28, 12:01 a.m. and in effect until April 10. Montana’s may leave there home for essential activities only. Travelers planning a visit should call their hotel and local visitors bureau for information specific to their locations.
It’s crucial that right now we keep our spirits up. Stay positive, stay strong and stay calm. While social distancing is in order, we’re finding ways to keep moving and breathing in the fresh mountain air. We’re thankful for wide-open spaces, quietude and tranquil views.
We’ll emerge from this with a sense of gratitude. We’ll travel again, maybe even more than we did before. We’ve got mountains to climb and trails to explore. And we’ll get there.
Stay well, friends. We’ll see you on the trail soon.
Western Montana’s Glacier Country
March 18, 2020