MISSOULA — Missoula County COVID-19 Incident Commander Cindy Farr offered up the latest information on the coronavirus in the below video.
Farr discusses current case numbers, what a quarantine is and how it works, and Gov. Bullock’s quarantine order.
The State of Montana was reporting a total of 227 confirmed cases, including 17 in Missoula County.
It was reported on Thursday morning that an agent with the Transportation Security Administration who is based at Missoula International Airport is among the 17 confirmed cases.
The agent works as a screening officer on the afternoon shift at the Missoula airport and last worked on March 25, according to TSA.
The Missoula City-County Health Department is confidentially contacting close contacts of the cases to monitor for symptoms and separate from the public.
Local health officials note that Missoula County is seeing signs of community spread, meaning we have cases where their exposure can no longer be traced to another positive case or connected to travel.
Anyone who has arrived in Missoula County after having traveled out of state in the past 14 days is asked to contact local health officials at (406) 258-3896. This applies to all travel, including vehicle travel.