Montana Governor Steve Bullock outlined plans on Wednesday to open up the state amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Our current stay at home order will end after April 24th, and starting on Monday, April 27, retail stores can begin to open their doors. Churches will be allowed to hold services again beginning this Sunday, April 26, adhering to strict physical distancing protocols.

Restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries, and casinos will become operational on May 4th, again under strict physical distancing and reduced capacity protocols.

Beginning May 7, 2020, all schools have the option to return to in-classroom teaching delivery. The State recognizes that if reopened, schools will require the district to make adjustments and create plans, policies, and procedures.

The governor did underscore that ALL VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS should continue to follow the stay home guidance. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that by returning to work or other environments where distancing is not practical, they could carry the virus back home. Precautions should be taken to isolate from vulnerable residents.

Gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys, and event spaces for large gatherings remain closed for now.

Individuals in phase one are asked to not gather in groups of more than ten.

Here is the complete guideline plan provided by Governor Bullock.