LAME DEER — The Northern Cheyenne Tribe held a drive-through COVID-19 testing event in Lame Deer Wednesday, attended by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.
All of those who wanted could get tested, including those without symptoms.
Gov. Bullock was there to talk to tribal leaders about the pandemic in Montana and the tribe's effort to keep people safe.
"They already ran over 800 tests by 1:00 so we're going to be well over one thousand and what we're really trying to do is make sure that people both with symptoms or asymptomatic systems - get out and get tested because the sooner that we can find positives, the sooner that we can get our hands around it. That's what will keep from community spread and clusters."
The Northern Cheyenne is keeping its stay-at-home order in place until June 19.
Seven of the eight reservations in Montana have conducted surveillance testing.
Montana's Tribal Nations continue to stand up community testing events in partnership with public health and the National Guard. Thank you to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe for having me today and for ensuring accessible testing to help us keep folks healthy and safe. pic.twitter.com/PIcuW8nIBm
— Steve Bullock (@GovernorBullock) June 10, 2020