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Change of Operations for Local Businesses

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

One of the goals we have at Southwestern Montana News is to get the word out on events. With the recent media hype and hysteria following Corona Virus, a lot of events are being cancelled. Here is a list of cancelled events, that we have so far. We will update this list as more events are effected. If you have a business or event that is changing do to this let us know and we will add it.

Governor Bullock orders Bars, Casinos, to close

Local Changes:

All Hair care and beauty salons closed

Farmers Union Insurance By order of the Beaverhead County Public Health Department our doors will be closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 24th. This is for your safety as well as ours-let’s work hard to slow the spread.

I appreciate every one of you that has entrusted me to insure you. To assist with this we will be in the office regular office hours conducting business by phone and email. We also have a lock box next to our door to drop payments-we will monitor it closely and make sure payments get posted daily. You can also call us to meet you curb side or pick up a payment from you when and where it is convenient.

Thank you for your understanding-stay well. Judy Siring 406-683-2365 406-660-0335 8 am-5 pm Monday-Thursday 8 am-3 pm Friday

Hot Stuff Pizza inside Rocky Mountain Supply 6am-7pm? BSW, Inc. Dillon Division Please, no Thrift Store donations until further notice. Thank you.

Beaverhead Veterinary Clinic Friends and Family in the community, In an effort to protect our community and our staff from COVID-19 we ask that if you have had any symptoms of illness in the last 14 days please let our staff know. We are continually working to maintain a clean and safe environment. At this time, we will only schedule 1 appointment at a time. If you have had any signs of illness and have an emergency, our staff will assist you in admitting your animals from the vehicle and gathering information over the phone. If you have any concerns please contact Dr. Abbey.

The Bank Of Commerce Drive up and or appointment only.

Town and Country Foods Suspending all weekly and monthly ads, also hours of operation will be from 7am to 7pm. Encourage elderly and at risk shoppers to shop Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 8 am.

Gateway Travel Plaza As of Friday, March 20th, SADLY the restaurant will be closed through March 31st, due to COVID-19, and the strict limitations for business. We will however, resume restaurant services on Wednesday, April 1st at 6 AM. The Fuel pumps and C-Store WILL remain open, 7 days a week from 6am to 10pm, DAILY. Stay healthy friends, family and those who we now consider FAMILY. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

Dairy Queen Dining area closed only Drive thru and to go orders.

Salsa's Delivery or to go only. 12 pm to 6 pm.

Renaissance Senior Care restricting visitors

The Legacy assisted Living restricting visitors.

Hitchin Post we are currently closed to help stop the spread of the CORVID-19 virus and promote social distancing.

Stephens Greenhouse - closed to public but call for floral delivery or pickup along with other gifts 683-2694.

Hair Care Unlimited - hours by appointment call 683-4711.

Farmers Union Insurance-Judy Siring Agency is open but we do ask if you are not feeling well to please call or email. We do have a locked mailbox to drop payments or we can pick payments up if need be.

Maverick Mountain Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have decided to suspend operations. Those looking to hike/skin are welcome to use the slopes!

Alien Cellular Hello Humans! Please remain calm! We still remain open as usual but are encouraging you to pay your cellular service either by phone (406)683-2053, on the web or drop check or cash in an envelope with your name and numbers in the video store return movie drop box! We will not be doing any phone repairs at this time (unless it is an emergency.) We can still do new activations; but lets talk over the phone first (406)683-2053 and then we can have it ready for you to pop in and pop out real quick with your new phone!

Dillon Video OPEN AS USUAL or NOT SO USUAL We hope we can bring a little Enjoyment with a wonderful movie at these Uncertain Times. We are disinfecting all movie returns and disinfecting high touch areas multiple times a day. Dillon Video is also offering an option for curbside service-call in order (683-2053), pay by phone, call us when you get here, & we will hang your movies on your mirror with a smile! We have 16,000+ movies to choose from & we would be happy to pick some for you based on what you are looking for (drama, superhero, horror, comedy, faith based, virus outbreaks….) Stay healthy, stay safe!

American Legion Post 20 of Dillon has CANCELED its April meeting & dinner.

Rotary Club no meetings in March.

The Metlen closed

Dillon Masonic Lodge no meetings tell may 1st.

Brits Bake Shop carry out only

D&L Sweetwater Goods Call ahead to place an order, we will fill order and have it ready for pickup. 406-683-6100 or 406-925-0613

Vigilante Electric No clients in the doors.

Beaverhead Animal Shelter Thrift Store is closed.

Stockman Bank on March 23rd in store will be closed drive up will be open regular hours or if you need a banker its by appointment only.

Taco Johns drive thru open lobby closed.

Dillon Small Animal Hospital we believe caring for pets in need is essential business and we plan to stay open as always for the pets who need our help. However, we also want to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. To maintain both efforts, we will be doing things a little differently. • On request, we will be offering curbside pickup for medications and food. Please give us adequate notice to prepare your medications, then call when you are out front and we will bring your purchase out to you and accept payment curbside. • Please be patient, we are asking all staff members who feel ill to stay home at the first or any signs of illness and as a result, we may be short staffed • If you are or have recently been feeling ill, please postpone your appointment if possible. If it is urgent, please make arrangements to have someone else bring your pet to our hospital. If you cannot make such arrangements, please call us and we can arrange to come out to your vehicle to bring your pet in. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping pets and people safe and healthy!

Big Tyme Sportswear. Due to the developing Coronavirus situation we will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16th. We will continue to work on existing orders and are happy to take new orders as well. If you have a new order, or a question about an existing order please e-mail us at and we will get you taken care of. We will help facilitate delivery of all completed orders with you as well. Like other business owners we feel this is the best way to provide our services to the community while also limiting exposure to the community. Thank you for your understanding. Andy and the Crew

The Peat in Lima Open for takeout and delivery only.

Shine Studio is closed.

Big Sky Cinema will be closed. I will keep our community updated on all newsworthy information. Meanwhile, everyone take care and be good to each other. We will get through this together. "WE WILL BE BACK!" Stan Smith

Hope Restored Counseling Services Due to the many concerns being expressed about health issues, I am moving all of my sessions to Telehealth. I continue to be committed to walking alongside you in whatever you're going through - I will just be doing so over the computer or other device, instead of in person.This is a great time to take a step back from social media and news outlets, and practice some thoughtful self-care and caring for others. One of these ways to care for yourself is to continue to pay attention to your mental health.

Muffaletta's Amid the rising concerns, we are encouraging our patrons to call in orders for curb side pick up! We will be open with our daily specials, including our Reuben sandwich! As well as our traditional miso ramen.

Montana Hair Co. closed but *We will still be booking appointments starting the beginning of April.

Lima Peaks ATV Repair is still offering our interior details during this quarantine period. We are mobile, will come right to your house, and will accommodate you and follow CDC guidelines (including disinfecting ourselves and your vehicle). For more information and scheduling, give us a call at (406)660-2207

Starbucks Dillon To help curb the spread of COVID-19 We have been asked to close our seating area & restrict orders to just TO-GO. Please if your not well, please do not come in so our Baristas are safe and healthy to continue serving the rest of Dillon without passing along the virus!

Barrett Hospital and Health care Barrett Hospital & HealthCare Expands Visitor Restrictions and Safety Protocols in Response to COVID-19

Expanded Visitor Restrictions Are in Place. Barrett Hospital & HealthCare patients will now be allowed only one visitor per patient.

Safety Protocols-What You Need to Do If You Are Ill With Symptoms of Respiratory Illness:If you are experiencing mild symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath call 683-3051 first, to speak with a nurse for COVID-19 risk assessment to determine whether you need to consider medical evaluation. To safeguard other patients and our staff, please do not go to the Clinics.If are you are experiencing severe symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, and feel this is an emergency, call 683-3051 to alert staff of your pending arrival, and proceed directly to the Emergency Department. Patients headed to the Emergency Department should use the dedicated Emergency Department entrance and parking lot and follow instructional signage.What you need to know about COVID-19 and where to find information: To learn more about COVID-19, please refer to the CDC’s website: Local COVID-19 resource: Beaverhead County Health Department website: State COVID-19 resource: Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force Launched Informational Line for Montanans Phone line: 1-888-333-0461 Email: Website: The phone line and email are staffed to address the public’s questions.

Lakeland Feed Amid ongoing concern about the Coronavirus COVID-19, Lakeland’s top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our customers and their animals. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing around the evolving situation, and we're committed to being responsive and flexible to our customers' needs. In our stores and warehouses we are committed to taking extra precautionary measures in response to the most recent developments, including increased cleaning and sanitizing procedures.

If you wish, for any reason, that you would prefer NOT to enter our store, please feel free to call your order in and pick up at our loading dock. 406-683-5197

McDonald's Good morning Dillon! Out of an abundance of caution, Dillon McDonalds lobby will be closed until further notice in light of all the crazy happening in our world. Rest assured that we are still open and offering Drive Thru orders as well as our curbside mobile ordering. We hope to continue to see our customers come in our Drive Thru and would like to thank all of you for your patronage!

Dillon Public Library is now Closed until March 27th. At that time, we will reevaluate what has been going on with the Coronavirus.

Papa T's As of 4 pm March 17th, Papa T’s will be going to pickup/to go orders only. We will continue this service until further notice. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Thank you!

Hagenbarth Charity Pheasant Shoot has been cancelled. Funds raised from this event were dedicated to the Southern Montana Shrine Club. Raffle tickets will continue to be sold until Saturday and the 34 items donated by our generous businesses and individuals in support of the Shriners will be drawn on Saturday afternoon and delivered to the lucky winners. Individual hunts will be available until March 31 at reduced prices. To purchase raffle tickets or book individual hunts call 406 835-2312 or 406 490-2121.

Subway Hello everyone just an update from us over here at Subway. We are currently as I stated in my last message taking extra precautions sanitizing surfaces every hour.

We will be offering home deliveries starting tomorrow from 10-7 we will not be accepting cash, all transactions must be made with a card over the phone or through our mobile app. There will be a $2 delivery fee, and we will only be delivering within 5 miles of the store.

We will also be changing our hours. We will start opening at 10a.m. and closing at 8p.m.

These policies will stay in effect until further notice. On behalf of the crew and our owner Peggy Coleman thank you for your continued support through these trying times and thank you for your patience.

Rocky Mountain Supply ask that: Please use only new containers when buying coffee and soda. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

City of Dillon offices are open during regular business hours. However, for your health and for the health of City employees, please only come inside if it is absolutely necessary. Water payments may be made online (… ) or by leaving a check in the dropbox to the left of the main entrance to City Hall.

Dillon Schools: School Closure 3/16-3/27 - Good afternoon to all Beaverhead County Parents, Guardians, Staff, Students and Community Members, this is Mr. Shipman, Superintendent of School District #10, with an important message. Due to the latest developments over the weekend, in an overabundance of caution for the safety of our community, Public Health is mandating a two-week closure of all schools in Beaverhead County, effective 3/16/2020 through 3/27/2020. This includes all activities as well. This decision is made in collaboration between the schools and the County Public Health Department. The schools will take two days to develop plans for remote instruction and will communicate the requirements for the school work your child will be responsible for. We will be evaluating the situation closely, and will reassess the situation on a weekly basis. Updates on future plans for the school will be released on, or before, 3/27/2020 by the respective schools.

Beaverhead Chapter of Mule Deer Foundation will be Postponed. We are working with our vendor and will update the event date as soon as possible. There will be a rescheduled banquet, beers for deer, or a gun-a-palooza in the near future. Stay connected for updates and activity involving the chapter. As always, Thank You for your continued support of the Mule Deer Foundation.

Donkey Basketball is cancelled

Dillon Jaycee Easter egg Hunt In an abundance of caution the Dillon Jaycees have decide to postpone the Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday April 4th. We will keep everyone informed if/when it is rescheduled. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time.

Dillon Senior Center will be closed tell March 30th, will reevaluate after this date.

Beaverhead Little League start of season delayed.

Southwestern Montana Arts Council play Barefoot in the Park is cancelled.

Friends of the NRA Banquet has been moved to the Shop-Co building, also rescheduled for later date May 23rd

The Elks lodge has suspended all activities for March.

Sweetwater Coffee will be closed indefinitely.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry cancelled was march 20th, will be rescheduled at a later date.

Beaverhead Brewing Moving with the times and updates from surrounding communities as well as within our own, we are changing our policy for the Corona pandemic:

New hours: 12-5 every day Growler fills of beer and Soda to-go

If you need beer outside of those hours (or we didn’t answer the door) feel free to call us or message the Facebook page. 406-988-0011 , (206) 909-6542 Brett’s cell

Engine 18 2020 March Madness Calcutta has been cancelled

Patagonia of Dillon store is closed

Dillon Jaycees have cancelled the DSA/OYM Banquet.

Dillon Police Department. We are currently entering into uncharted territory with the coronavirus pandemic. Be assured that all local officials are in constant contact with one another and making decisions based on the most current information for the overall safety of our community. Local professionalism and communications in such a quickly evolving situation has been impressive.

I would ask that everyone take personal responsibility as your decisions effect others, especially those with compromised health or advanced age. Please follow the recommendations from the center for disease control (CDC), world health organization (WHO) and those from local agencies. Be patient with closures and delays within our community. Please do not over burden health care facilities, follow the CDC guidelines when dealing with pre-existing medical issues. Please only send or share information (related to the coronavirus) that’s from the CDC, WHO, or our local agencies to lessen any misinformation.

Local strategies are in the process of being implemented. To assist in these efforts, please remember that we all play a role and our actions can help to reduce the duration of this and lessen the effects to Dillon. Stay at home. WASH YOUR HANDS regularly for at least 20 seconds, and don’t touch your face. Don’t congregate, keep a distance of at least six feet, and don’t shake hands. Most importantly, keep others in mind and don’t place your self in a position where you could compromise someone else’s health.Dillon is an amazing community that has always supported one another. Keep in touch with those you know on the phone and via social media. Reach out to your neighbors. If there is a need for household items, develop a system to help others out. Share if you can and place items on the doorsteps of those who have requested items.We will get through this together and hopefully we will look back and think we over reacted. I applaud everyone in our community who is on the front lines and sacrificing during this tough time. Let’s look at this as a time to stay at home and try to relax a bit, we all could use it. Catch up on some classic looney tunes, they always make things better.Take care, be safe, and remember that we are all in this together.Chief Don Guiberson

For the remainder of the spring semester, we are suspending all University- sponsored/funded events with large groups of people.

Butte St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17 has been canceled.

The Buddy DeFranco concert March 12 at the University of Montana has been canceled.

Montana University System moves to remote class instruction on March 23.

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