Press Release Sadie Caltrider
July 30, 2020 Beaverhead County PIO
COVID-19 Numbers in Beaverhead County
At the writing of this press release Beaverhead County has confirmed 43 total cases since the
beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently there are 18 active cases in Beaverhead County with 3 people currently hospitalized.
The dramatic increase in local cases over the last few weeks has created an overwhelming
workload for Public Health. Additional people have been called in to assist in contact tracing
efforts. We want to take this time to urge people to remember to continue social distancing as
much as possible and wearing face masks in public or if you cannot socially distance in groups
of people that do not live in your household. Some cases have led to many close contacts because
social distancing and mask wearing were not followed. Remember that your choices affect those
As with every case if you are not contacted by public health, you are not considered a close
contact. A close contact to a positive case is considered someone who is within 6 feet for at least
15 minutes without a mask.
Please do your part in keeping your community safe. Isolation of cases and quarantine of their
close contacts can impact large segments of our community and could even lead to interruptions
in services we rely on if those workers are quarantined. Continue to be vigilant hand-washers,
remember to wear your masks in public, stay a cow’s length away from people that don’t live
under your roof, and stay home when you’re not feeling well. These are four simple steps that we
can all do will help slow the spread in our community.