CSKT orders closure of dine-in food service, alcoholic beverage businesses

Posted at 7:34 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 21:34:02-04

PABLO — The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will mirror the closures ordered Friday by Gov. Steve Bullock of dine-in food service and alcoholic beverage businesses.

The Tribal Council has already taken action to further reduce ricks to minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID 19) to ensure that all businesses within the interior boundary of the Flathead Indian Reservation are under the same ban. Both of the bans took effect at 8 p.m. Friday.

Some businesses are under the county and state jurisdiction on the Flathead Reservtion while others are under CSKT governmental jurisdiction.

The following places are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public:

  • Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other similar establishments offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption
  • Alcoholic beverage service businesses, including bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, special licensees, clubs, and other establishments offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
  • Cigar bars
  • Health clubs, health spas, gyms, aquatic centers, pools and hot springs, indoor facilities at ski areas, climbing gyms, fitness studios, and indoor recreational facilities
  • Movie and performance theaters, nightclubs, concert halls, bowling alleys, bingo halls, and music halls
  • Casinos

The places subject to this Directive are permitted and encouraged to offer food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service, and to use precautions in doing so to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing.

On par with the state of Montana, the closures are scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2020.