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Montana National Guard to limit base access

Posted at 1:22 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 15:24:07-04

FORT HARRISON — The Montana National Guard is closing its facilities due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

Montana National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Matt Quinn ordered Tuesday that the Montana National Guard institute a closed base policy to protect all employees in accordance with the national and state declarations of emergency concerning COVID-19.

"Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Montana National Guard is taking more aggressive measures to protect our force while ensuring our ability to maintain military operations," said Brig. Gen. Jeff Ireland, Director of the Joint Staff.

Effective immediately, all Montana National Guard (MTNG) facilities and installations will implement a temporary closed facility policy. The new policy limits access to MTNG installations and facilities and remains in effect until further notice.