On March 26, Governor Bullock issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily close all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28 and will be in effect through April 10, identifies essential businesses and operations related to food and agriculture, as included in the sections shown below:
For detailed guidance on essential businesses and operations, view the Governor’s Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020. The measures included are designed to end the COVID-19 epidemic as soon as possible, so Montanans can return to their regular course of business and everyday life. Essential businesses and operations must always make their best efforts to comply with designating and maintaining six-foot social distances, providing sanitizing products, separating operating hours for vulnerable populations, and utilizing remote work opportunities to limit disease spread.
Exceptions to essential businesses and operations listed in the directive may apply. For more information, concerned persons can call 1-800-755-6672 or reach the department at firstname.lastname@example.org. The latest COVID-19 information and resources are available at https://covid19.mt.gov/.