Missoula County continues to see spike in COVID-19 cases

Missoula Food Bank
Posted at 9:22 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 11:26:27-04

MISSOULA — Active COVID-19 cases are hovering around 450 in Missoula County.

Missoula COVID Incident Commander Cindy Farr told MTN News that 341 new cases have been confirmed in the last seven days alone.

Those numbers include another case associated with the Missoula Food Bank where a second team member has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The person was last at the food bank on Oct. 2. The organization's reduced hours will continue until Oct. 15 with safety precautions in place.

The food bank will extend its reduced operating hours, which are Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. until Oct, 15.

The food bank will be closed on Friday, Oct. 9 and Friday, Oct 16.

Safety measures include a plexiglass barrier between customers and staff at the welcome desk, a streamlined, pre-loaded cart system to expedite customer interaction, masking, physical distancing, and sanitizing procedures.