Beaverhead County Public Health
Beaverhead County Incident Command Team Update
Beaverhead County established an Incident Command Team on March 20th, 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we thought it would be important to begin giving weekly community updates on what we’re working on.
Since our establishment we’ve accomplished the following tasks:
Continued monitoring of PPE inventory for all of the EMS units in Beaverhead County
Received most ordered supplies for sanitizer. Created protocols for production and distribution.
Established protocols to notify first responders of positive COVID-19 patients for pre-arrival in accordance with Governor Bullock’s directive.
Continued community outreach via the Public Health Facebook Page and a newly created page dedicated to COVID-19 on www.beaverheadcounty.org
Identified and began working with community partners, and will continue to do so, to address needs of the community at large.
Identified issues in our social safety net; food insecurity, social isolation, mental health decline, and financial hardship for members of our communities and have begun plan development in partnership with community organizations to help where we can.
We’re currently holding meetings of the Incident Command Team twice per week.
If you or your organization is interested in ways you can help, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 406-865-0853.
Beaverhead County has administered 111 total tests, with 5 tests currently pending. At the time of this writing, 3:30 pm 4/13/2020, there has been 1 positive test in Beaverhead County, 5 positive tests administered here to Madison County Residents.
We want to thank the people of Beaverhead County that are adhering to the social distancing mandates, it’s your hard work that is keeping us safe. Please CONTINUE to observe these measures until they’re lifted, this is not the time for complacency. Remember to stay home as often as possible, wash your hands, and take care of your families during the trying time.