Ways to Help the Bozeman Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Many people in the Bozeman area have been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. As of this writing there were 24 confirmed cases in Gallatin County.
There are many ways that you can help those affected by donating to organizations in our community.
The Bozeman Health Foundation has set up the Bozeman Health COVID-19 Compassion Fund to help our communities work to prepare for and address the challenges presented by Corona Virus and COVID-19, local individuals, corporations and foundations have asked “How can we help?” Volunteering and providing financial support offer concrete ways for people to make a difference and feel a sense of solidarity with those in need.
Other ways you can help:
Spread the word that we understand that people are worried about their health and the health of their loved ones.
You may need to be tested for COVID-19 if you have:
- Been in close contact with someone who has been confirmed to have COVID-19
- Recently returned from travel to a Level 3 or Level 2 affected area AND
- You develop symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse.
If a person has questions on if they should be tested, they should contact their primary care provider or call Gallatin City-County Health Department at 406-582-3100.
Please wash your hands frequently, stay home if you are unwell and practice social distancing.
To provide support, aid, and relief for the vulnerable local community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bozeman COVID-19 Mutual Aid Form has been created.
The purpose of this form is to match those who might be elderly, immunocompromised, or already sick with volunteers who will can help deliver groceries or other needs. The volunteer will drop off the items outside of the residence, in an effort to reduce exposure.
This effort was initialized by Jeffrey Strock, a lifelong Montana resident, and Yimei Shao, a full-time Bozeman resident and community organizer.
You can also help other community organizations by making a donation.