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Missoula health officials issue travel advisory reminder

Posted at 9:08 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 11:11:24-04

MISSOULA — The Missoula City-County Health Department is asking all people who traveled to a level 3 COVID-19 outbreak area in the past 14 days to contact local health officials.

Level 3 travel advisories are issued by the US State Department for countries and regions where the COVID 19 outbreak is ongoing and widespread.

People can visit the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to find out if they have been to one of these areas or check out the health department’s Facebook page for a scannable QR code.

The Missoula City-County Health Department notes in a social media post that anyone who traveled internationally should self-quarantine for 14 days as per Governor Steve Bullock's request.

Gov. Bullock issued a travel advisory for Montanans on March 19.

“As Montanans return from spring break, Montanans who have been traveling internationally should take the proactive step to self-quarantine for 14 days to avoid spreading the virus in their community,” Gov. Bullock said.

"If anyone has recently visited the countries of concern, we need them to talk to the health department,” Cindy Farr with the Missoula City-County Health Department advised on March 5. “We want to make sure they don’t develop symptoms.”

People who have traveled to the affected countries in the last 14 days should call (406) 258-3896.