Gallatin Co. Health Dept. Reacts to Governor’s No Mask Stance
Montana's mask mandate will expire on Friday (Feb 12), and Governor Greg Gianforte says that he will not institute a new one to take its place. When he became governor, Gianforte said he was for personal responsibility when it came to the issue of wearing masks. Tomorrow, the governor plans to allow the current mask mandate instituted by his predecessor to expire.
Thursday, the Gallatin City-County Health Department responded with a message on their Facebook page:
Don’t quit before the finish line!
The Gallatin County’s emergency rule requiring the use of face coverings in indoor...
It's clear that the health board will not be lifting our local mask mandate anytime soon. Here's what some people had to say about the state's mask mandate going away and the health department's response to it.
Great job Gallatin county!! - Ryan
Since the law signed yesterday makes it impossible to sue for COVID related issues except in the case of gross negligence, and since lawsuits are the only means of enforcement the county health department has for its health orders, does this mean that when the governor's mandate goes away that you'll be asking us to obey rules you literally can't enforce? - Charles