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Commerce Department Announces 30,000 Surgical Masks Received through Trade Relationship with Taiwan

Taiwan Province is One of Montana’s Three Sister-State Relationships

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice today announced that Montana received a shipment of 30,000 surgical masks this week through the state’s long-standing sister-state and trade relationship with Taiwan.

Friday, May 29, 2020
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Governor Bullock Announces Additional Support for Destination Communities and Small Businesses Heading into Phase 2

Bullock requests Yellowstone National Park to reopen effective June 1

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced further efforts to protect communities heading into Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky Plan on June 1, including additional resources for community testing and contact tracing in high-visitation communities, an informational campaign to educate visitors on responsible travel, and a grant program for small businesses across the state to implement safety measures.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
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More than Half of Montana Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census

Fill out your Census at my2020census.gov or 1-844-330-2020

A man fills out his Census form

More than half of Montana households have now self-responded to the 2020 Census, yet the state still lags behind the national average for responding to the once-in-a-decade count.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Montana to Enter Phase Two of Reopening Plan on June 1st

Montana Scenery

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the state will move to Phase Two of the Reopening the Big Sky plan and will lift the 14-day out-of-state travel quarantine beginning June 1 as Montana continues to have the lowest number of positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations per capita. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Responding to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for Montana's tourism industry partners

Montana landscape

The State of Montana prioritizes the health and safety of our citizens and visitors. We are closely monitoring the impacts of coronavirus or COVID-19 and are updating this page as-needed with new information. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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Commerce Department Announces 2020 Montana Tourism Award Winners

Montana’s Annual Tourism Awards Recognize Contributions to State’s Tourism and Recreation Industries

2020 Film Friendly Community - Livingston

Montana Department of Commerce Director Tara Rice today announced the winners of the 2020 Montana Tourism Awards, recognizing the significant contributions Montanans have made to the state’s tourism and recreation industries.

Monday, May 18, 2020
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Governor Bullock Announces $123 Million Available in Emergency Grants

Grants available May 7 to support homeowners, renters, small businesses, public services

Governor Steve Bullock

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that families, small businesses, non-profits, health services centers and individuals across Montana hardest-hit by impacts of COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for grants through nine new programs created in response to the emergency.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

New Visit Montana Video Shows Travelers Big Sky Country is Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait Video

Visit Montana has released a new video aiming to inspire and remind travelers that a trip to Montana is worth the wait. 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Plan to Begin Phased Reopening of Montana

Governor Steve Bullock today announced a gradual and phased reopening of the state beginning Sunday for individuals, and extending to businesses on Monday

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Governor Bullock Announces Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced the establishment of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Task Force to provide guidance and advice on how to best use $1.25 billion appropriated to Montana through the Federal CARES Act to assist workers, businesses, and sectors of the economy impacted by COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
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