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COVID-19 Information: Keeping YOU Informed*


*Information and guidelines related to COVID-19 are rapidly changing. We are doing our best to keep our page current, but may not have the most up to date information available to us at all times.

COVID-19 concerns:

If you have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider. They may tell you to manage your care from home. Follow these tips: 10 ways to manage respiratory symptoms at home. (PDF).
If you have questions related to COVID-19, please call the Lincoln County COVID-19 hotline at 293-6295.

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Updates

10/16/20 Update Nine new cases today
- A symptomatic female in his 70s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 40s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 50s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male 20s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male under 19 with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 50s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 40s
- A symptomatic female in her 20s with contact to a known exposure

Total cases: 243
Active cases: 82
Recovered: 158
Deaths: 3

10/15/20 Update
Eleven new cases today
- A symptomatic male in his 70s with contact to a known positive
- An asymptomatic female under 19 with contact to a known positive
- An asymptomatic male in his 80s with contact to a known positive
- An asymptomatic male in his 80s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her40s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male in his 70s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female under 19 with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male under 19 with contact to a known exposure

Total cases: 234
Active cases: 91
Recovered: 140
Deaths: 3
Total hospitalizations: 15
Current: 2

10/13/20 Update
Fifteen additional cases reported today in Lincoln County.
- A symptomatic male in his 70s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male under 19 with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 40s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 30s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male in his 70s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male in his 40s with contact to a known positive
- An asymptomatic female in her 50s with out of state exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male under 19 with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male in his 40s with contact to a known positive
Total cases: 223
Active cases: 83
Recovered: 140
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 15
Current hospitalizations: 2
10/10/20 Update
An additional case reported this evening. A symptomatic female in her 60s with exposure to a known positive.
Total cases: 79
Active cases: 9
Recovered: 68
Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 7
Current hospitalizations: 0

10/9/20 Update
Four new cases on Friday:
- A symptomatic male in his 30s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 20s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female under 19 with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 40s with unknown exposure
10/10
Twenty-two new cases today
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 40s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female under 19 with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 50s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 40s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male under 19 with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 20s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 20s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female under 19 with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 20s with contact to a known postivie
- An asymptomatic male under 19 with contact to a known positive
- An asymptomatic male under 19 with contact to a known positive
- An asymptomatic female under 19 with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 80s with unknown exposure
Total cases: 201
Active cases: 72
Recovered: 126
Deaths: 3
Total hospitalizations: 16
Current hospitalization: 3
10/7/20 Update
Eight additional cases today.
- A symptomatic male under 19 with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 30s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 50s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male under 19 with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 40s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 40s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 80s with unknown exposure
Total cases: 175
Active cases: 58
Recovered: 114
Deaths: 3
Total hospitalizations: 14
Current: 2

10/7/20 Update
Twelve additional cases today:
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with contact with a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 80s with contact with a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with contact with a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 50s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male in his 80s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 20s with contact with a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 50s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with contact to a known positive
- An asymptomatic male in his 30s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with contact to a known positive
Total cases: 167
Active cases: 51
Recovered: 113
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 14
Current hospitalizations: 3


10/6/20 Update
Three additional cases today:
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 40s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with unknown exposure
Total cases: 155 * Transferred one new one from yesterday to other jurisdiction
Active cases: 41
Recovered: 111
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 14
Current hospitalizations: 3

10/4/20 Update
Three additional cases today:
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 40s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with unknown exposure
Total cases: 155 * Transferred one new one from yesterday to other jurisdiction
Active cases: 41
Recovered: 111
Deaths: 3
Hospitalizations: 14
Current hospitalizations:

10/3/20 Update
Most of our cases in the last 3 days have been found through contact tracing.
One additional case today.
- A symptomatic male in his 30s with unknown exposure
Total cases: 149
Active cases: 38
Recovered: 108
Deaths: 3
Total hospitalizations: 14
Current: 3
9/27/20 Update
One additional case today.
- A symptomatic male in his 40s with unknown exposure
Total cases: 128
Active cases: 22
Recovered: 103
Deaths: 3
Total hospitalizations: 10
Current: 1

9/27/20 Update
Six additional cases today:
- A symptomatic female in her 30s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 40s with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male under 19 with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 70s with unknown exposure
- An asymptomatic or presymptomatic male under 19 with contact to a known positive
- A symptomatic female in her 50s with unknown exposure
Total cases: 127
- Active cases: 20
- Recovered: 104
- Deaths: 3
- Hospitalizations: 9
- Current hospitalizations: 0

9/27/20 Update
Four additional cases today.
- A symptomatic female in her 30s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female under 19 with contact with a known positive
- A symptomatic female in his 70s with contact with a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with contact with a known positive
Total cases: 121
Active cases: 18
Recovered: 100
Deaths: 3
Total hospitalizations: 9
Current hospitalizations: 0

9/26/20 Update
Two additional cases today.
Five additional cases today.
- A symptomatic female in her 40s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 70s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male in his 20s with contact with a known positive
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with out of state travel
Total cases: 117
Active cases: 14
Recovered: 100
Deaths: 3
Total hospitalizations: 9
Current hospitalizations: 0

9/8/20 Update
Two additional cases today.
- A symptomatic male in his 30s with out of state travel.
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with unknown exposure and out of county travel.
Total cases: 100
Active cases: 10
Recovered: 87
Deaths: 3
Total hospitalizations: 8
Current hospitalizations: 0

9/6/20 Update
5 additional cases today.
- A symptomatic male in his 30s with unknown exposure
- A symptomatic female in her 30s with unknown exposure
-A symptomatic female under 19 with unknown exposure
-A symptomatic male under 19 with contact to a known positive
-An Asymptomatic female under 19 with exposure to a known positive
Total cases: 97
Active cases: 9
Recovered: 86
Deaths: 2
Total hospitalizations: 8
Current hospitalizations: 1

9/5/20 Update
One additional case today.
- A symptomatic male in his 20s with contact to a known positive.
Total cases: 92
Active cases: 4
Recovered: 86
Deaths: 2
Total hospitalizations: 8
Current hospitalizations: 1

9/2/20 Update
Two additional cases today.
- A symptomatic male in his 20s with unknown exposure.
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with contact to a known positive.
Total cases: 91
Active cases: 4
Recovered:
Deaths: 2
Total hospitalizations: 8
Current hospitalizations: 1

8/27/20 Update
Two additional cases today.
- A symptomatic female in her 50s with contact to a known positive.
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with contact to a known positive.
Total cases: 88
Active cases: 8
Recovered: 78
Deaths: 2
Total hospitalizations: 7
Current hospitalizations: 0

8/26/20 Update
Two additional cases identified today.
- A symptomatic male in his 60s with exposure to a known positive.
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with exposure to a known positive.
Total cases: 86
Active cases: 7
Recovered: 77
Deaths: 2
Total hospitalizations: 7
Current hospitalizations: 0

8/25/20 Update
An additional case reported today. An asymptomatic female in her 50s with exposure to a known positive.
Total cases: 84
Active cases: 5
Recovered: 77
Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 7
Current hospitalizations: 0

8/24/20 Update
Two additional cases this weekend.
A symptomatic female in her 40s with exposure to a known positive.
A symptomatic male in his 50s with exposure to a known positive.
Contacts in Lincoln County are minimal.
Total cases: 82
Active cases: 3
Recovered cases: 77
Deaths: 2
Hospitalizations:7
Current hospitalizations: 0

8/23/20 Update
An additional case reported today. A symptomatic female in her 40s with exposure to a known positive. Contacts in Lincoln County are minimal.
Total cases: 82
Active cases: 3
Recovered: 77
Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 7
Current hospitalizations: 0

8/22/20 Update
An additional case reported today. A symptomatic male in his 50s with exposure to a known positive. Contacts in Lincoln County are minimal.
Total cases: 81
Active cases: 3
Recovered: 76
Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 7
Current hospitalizations: 0
We will post our next update when we have new cases. No news is good news! We will post the next data post on Monday.

8/20/20 Update
An additional case reported this evening. An asymptomatic female in her 20s with exposure to a known positive. Contacts in Lincoln County are minimal.
Total cases: 80
Active cases: 3 (1 new, 1 released)
Recovered: 75
Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 7
Current hospitalizations: 0
We will post our next update when we have new cases. No news is good news! We will post the next data post on Monday.

8/20/20 Update
Thank you all for you have done to get us where we are today! There are no new cases today and we expect for our active case count to fall under 4 cases this week.
The Governor's mask mandate from 7/15 is still in effect. The local Health Officer Order is also still in effect. The local order does not define a minimum active case count for mask wearing because we do not want to toggle between a mask mandate and no mandate. We need to continue to keep case counts down, keep businesses open, keep our kids in school and keep our communities healthy!
If our active cases drop below 4, Dr. Black, Health Officer, will evaluate the situation for 14 days. The metrics that we are seeking are number of tests completed and new cases.
As far as face coverings, our goal is to continue to strive for more than 80 percent of you to continue to wear masks because it is working. We cannot let our guard down yet!
We are coming into fall which means colder weather, gathering indoors, schools are in session and cold and flu is prevalent. Social distancing, proper hygiene and mask wearing together will help us through this fall and winter.

8/17/20 Update
Thank you all for you have done to get us where we are today! There are no new cases today and we expect for our active case count to fall under 4 cases this week.
The Governor's mask mandate from 7/15 is still in effect. The local Health Officer Order is also still in effect. The local order does not define a minimum active case count for mask wearing because we do not want to toggle between a mask mandate and no mandate. We need to continue to keep case counts down, keep businesses open, keep our kids in school and keep our communities healthy!
If our active cases drop below 4, Dr. Black, Health Officer, will evaluate the situation for 14 days. The metrics that we are seeking are number of tests completed and new cases.
As far as face coverings, our goal is to continue to strive for more than 80 percent of you to continue to wear masks because it is working. We cannot let our guard down yet!
We are coming into fall which means colder weather, gathering indoors, schools are in session and cold and flu is prevalent. Social distancing, proper hygiene and mask wearing together will help us through this fall and winter.

8/17/20 Update
Face Covering Local Order Reminder: Per the Local Health Officer Order from 7/21/2020, the local health order for face coverings remains effective until "the Health Officer revises or rescinds it.
This means that we do not fall under the Governor mandate of less than 4 active cases. This is in place to ensure our case count remains low and we do not yo-yo (possibly daily) between mandatory masks or not. Please continue to be diligent in face covering wearing, social distancing and practicing good hygiene.
The Health Officer will continue to review the current situation including active cases and testing capability.

8/12/20 Update
An additional case reported this evening. A symptomatic female in her 60s with exposure to a known positive.
Total cases: 79
Active cases: 9
Recovered: 68
Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 7
Current hospitalizations: 0
We will post our next update when we have new cases. No news is good news! We will post the next data post on Monday.

8/8/20 Update
An additional case reported this evening. A symptomatic male in his 40s with unknown exposure.
Total cases: 78
Active cases: 11
Recovered: 65
Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 7
Current hospitalizations: 0
We will post a Sunday update only if there are new cases.

8/7/20 Update
An additional case reported on Friday. A symptomatic female in her 30s with unknown exposure.
Total cases: 77
Active cases: 15
Recovered: 60
Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 6
Current hospitalizations: 0
We will post a weekend update only if there are new cases.

8/6/20 Update
Two additional cases reported on Thursday.
A symptomatic female in her 60s with unknown exposure.
A symptomatic male in his 70s with unknown exposure.
Total cases: 76
• Active cases: 15
• Recovered: 59
• Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 6
• Current hospitalizations:

8/5/20 Update
Additional case reported on Wednesday. A symptomatic female in her 70s with out-of-county exposure.
Lincoln County and CARD Clinic are almost caught up on backlogged tests. As of this afternoon, we had less than 20 tests that were outstanding from July. Samples collected since then have had a 2 to 5 day turn around.
Total cases: 74
- Active cases: 14
- Recovered: 58
- Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 6
- Current hospitalizations: 0

8/4/20 Update
Two additional cases reported today:
- A symptomatic female in her 20s with contact to a known positive.
- A symptomatic female under 19 with contace to a known positive.
Total cases: 73
- Active cases: 14
- Recovered: 57
- Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 6
- Current hospitalizations: 0

8/2/20 Update
Additional case reported Sunday. A symptomatic female in her 30s with contact to a known positive.
Total cases: 71
- Active cases: 19
- Recovered: 50
- Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 6
- Current hospitalizations: 0

8/1/20 Update
Additional case, an asymptomatic male in his 70s with contact to a known positive.
Total cases: 70
- Active cases: 18
- Recovered: 50
- Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 6
- Current hospitalizations: 0

7/30/20 Update
Today we were notified of 6 new positive cases of novel coronavirus. Results are starting to be reported from the weeks that were backlogged, however, we could not get an estimated count prior to close of business today. Two of the 6 positives from today were from the backlogged samples.
-An asymptomatic male in his 40s that had exposure to a known positive.
-An asymptomatic male under 19 that had exposure to a known positive.
-An asymptomatic female under 19 that had exposure to a known positive.
-A symptomatic female in her 30s that had exposure to a known positive.
-A symptomatic female in her 20s that had exposure to a known positive.
-A female in her 50s with unknown exposure.
Total cases: 69
-Active cases: 21
-Recovered: 46
-Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 6
-Current hospitalizations: 0

7/28/20 Update
Today we were notified of 6 new positive cases of novel coronavirus. These positives are from the group of samples that were delayed at the reference laboratories from dates 7/7-7/13. We did not receive any negatives from this group. We have been told that we have several negatives results from this group, but negatives have not been reported. We are not comfortable announcing negatives until we see the lab reports. It is impossible to determine exposure for these individuals, this far out.
-A symptomatic man in his 50s
-A symptomatic man in his 50s who is considered recovered
-A symptomatic man in his 30s who is considered recovered
-A symptomatic women under 19
-A symptomatic man in his 60s
-An asymptomatic women in her 60s
If you are experiencing symptoms and waiting on a test from 7/1 - 7/17, please reschedule a test.
Total cases: 63
-Active cases: 20
-Recovered: 41
-Deceased: 2
Total hospitalizations: 6
-Current hospitalizations: 1

7/27/20 Update
Unfortunately, late on Sunday, July 26, 2020, Lincoln County Health Department received report of a COVID-19 related death in Lincoln County, a male in his 80s. Additionally, on Monday, we received reports of two additional cases of novel coronavirus.
•A symptomatic man in his 40s with unknown exposure.
• A symptomatic woman in her 50s who is hospitalized with unknown exposure.
Contact investigation is ongoing.
Total cases: 57
•Active cases: 17
•Recovered: 38
•Deceased: 2
Total hospitalization: 6
•Current hospitalizations: 1

7/25/20 Update
Today we were notified of 2 new positive cases of novel coronavirus.
- A symptomatic female in her 50s that is connected with a known positive.
- A symptomatic female in her 60s with unknown exposure.
Total cases: 55
-Active cases: 23
-Recovered: 31
-Deceased: 1
Total hospitalizations: 5
-Current hospitalizations: 1

7/24/20 Update
Today we were notified of 1 new positive case of novel coronavirus.
-A symptomatic male in under 19 that is connected with a known positive.
Total cases: 53
Active cases: 21
Recovered: 31
Deceased: 1
Total hospitalizations: 5
Current hospitalizations: 1

7/23/20 Update
Today we were notified of 2 new positive cases of novel coronavirus.
-A symptomatic male in his 50s with unknown exposure.
-A symptomatic female in her 30s with unknown exposure.
There are approximately 900 tests pending in Lincoln County.
Total cases: 52
Active cases: 20
Recovered: 31
Deceased: 1
Total hospitalizations: 5
Current hospitalizations: 1

7/22/20 Update
Today we were notified of 2 new positive cases of novel coronavirus.
-A symptomatic male in his 80s with unknown exposure.
-A symptomatic female in her 80s with unknown exposure.
Both are hospitalized. Combined, the County and CARD Clinic only received 4 negative results today.
Total cases: 50
Active cases: 21
Recovered: 28
Deceased: 1
Total hospitalizations: 5
Current hospitalizations: 2

7/19/20 Update
3 new positives have been identified:
- Male in his 30s with unknown exposure
- Female in her 30s with unknown exposure
- Male under age 19 that is connected to the cluster
Total cases: 48
Active cases: 34
Hospitalization: 3
Recovered: 13
Deceased: 1

7/17/20 Update
Total Cases: 44
• Active cases: 30
• Recovered: 13
• Hospitalized: 3
• Deaths: 1
Today we were notified of an additional two positive cases. A male in his 30s and a female in her 30s both with direct contact with a known positive. Also, today 7 individuals were released from isolation and considered recovered. One of our current active cases was recently hospitalized.

7/15/20 Update
This morning, we received notice of 2 additional positive cases in Libby bring our total cases to 42 and active cases to 35. One individual is a male in his 60s and the other is female in her 60s. These cases are not linked to any known cases or any out of county travel. Contact tracing is ongoing

7/13/20 Update
Lincoln County Health Department has received notice of an additional 7 cases of novel coronavirus in Lincoln County.
The breakdown of demographics is as follows:
- 4 males and 3 females
- 2 under 20, 2 in their 20s and 3 in their 50s
- 6 are symptomatic and 1 is either asymptomatic or presymptomatic
Three of these individuals are part of the cluster in Libby, two are from out of state travel and two have not been connected to any other known cases. Contact tracing is ongoing. This brings the county's case count to 40 with 33 active cases.
Totals:
- Libby: 30 (including 26 in cluster)
- Troy: 3
- North Lincoln County: 7
Active Cases:
- Libby: 28 (including 26 in cluster)
- North Lincoln County: 5
For questions about COVID-19 please call the Lincoln County COVID-19 Information Line at 406-293-6295

7/12/20 Update
Lincoln County Health Department has received notice of an additional 19 cases of novel coronavirus in Libby.
The breakdown of demographics is as follows:
- 11 males and 8 females
- 4 under 20, 6 in their 20s, 5 in their 40s, 2 in their 50s, 1 in their 70s and 1 in their 80s
- 12 are symptomatic and 7 are either asymptomatic, presymptomatic or unknown
Eighteen of these individuals are part of the cluster in Libby and one is from out of state travel. None are hospitalized at this time. Contact tracing is ongoing. This brings the county's case count to 33 with 26 active cases

7/11/20 Update
Lincoln County Health Department received notice of an additional positive case of novel coronavirus in Libby. This individual is a woman in her 30s and is a close contact to a known positive. Contact tracing is ongoing.
This brings our case count to 14 with 7 active cases

7/10/20 Update
Lincoln County Health Department has received notice of an additional positive case of novel coronavirus in Lincoln County. This individual is a male in his 50s. Contact tracing is ongoing. This brings our case count to 13 with 6 active cases.
Lincoln County Health Department is continuing to investigate a possible cluster of COVID cases in Libby. We will release more information as it becomes available.
Please be diligent and remember that the following guidelines should still be observed:
 Vulnerable individuals should continue to follow the stay at home guidance
 All individuals should be socially distanced from non-household members
 All individuals should wear a cloth face covering in public spaces where social distance is not possible
 All individuals should stay at home if they are sick
 All individuals should continue to wash hands frequently with soap and water and when unavailable, use hand sanitizer

7/9/20 Update
Lincoln County Health Department was notified of an additional case this morning. This individual is an asymptomatic male in his 50s. Contact investigation is ongoing. We are also still investigating a possible cluster in Libby. Currently, we have five active cases in Lincoln County and 12 cases total.
Remember, we are specifically concerned about individuals that were within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes of an individual who has tested positive for coronavirus.
We will be hosting a Facebook live event tomorrow at noon. Please tune in for information and an opportunity to ask questions.
We are still notifying contacts. If you think you have been a contact or have questions about an event, please call us to discuss the situation and next steps 406-293-6295.

7/8/20 Update
Lincoln County Health Department has received notice of two additional individuals that have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Lincoln County. These individuals are both male with one in his 30s and one in his 40s. Contact tracing is ongoing.
Lincoln County Health Department is investigating a possible cluster of COVID cases in Libby. We will release more information as it becomes available.
Please be diligent and remember that the following guidelines should still be observed:
Vulnerable individuals should continue to follow the stay at home guidance
All individuals should be socially distanced from non-household members
All individuals should wear a cloth face covering in public spaces where social distance is not possible
All individuals should stay at home if they are sick
All individuals should continue to wash hands frequently with soap and water and when unavailable, use hand sanitizer.
Please remember, if you have not received a call from the Health Department regarding contact with a case, you are not a considered a direct contact.
For questions about COVID-19 please call the Lincoln County COVID-19 Information Line at 406-293-6295.

7/6/20 Update
On Monday July 6, 2020, the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD Clinic) fully took over central testing for COVID-19 in Lincoln County. CARD Clinic will be holding testing clinics on Monday's and Thursdays at 10:00 AM in Libby through July and will adjust frequency as needed. The CARD Clinic will also be conducting targeted surveillance in North Lincoln County. They will be testing for active, targeted surveillance, symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals and those with high risk travel. Call 406-293-9274 ext 136 for questions and to schedule testing.
Other facilities are also testing for COVID-19 in Lincoln County.
Northwest CHC is testing current patients for asymptomatic active surveillance, pre-ops, as well as patients with symptoms. CHC is also conducting asymptomatic testing events in Troy for the general public.
Cabinet Peaks Medical Center is testing local pre-op patients as well as patients with symptoms that are hospitalized or in the Emergency Department.
Eureka Healthcare Primary Care is testing individuals for pre-op, those with known exposure or high-risk travel and individuals with symptoms. Please call for appointment.
Lincoln County Health Department will continue to test high risk individuals with specific symptoms, close contacts and known positives.
For general questions about COVID-19 please call the Lincoln County COVID-19 Information Line at 406-293-6295 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions about testing please call the CARD Clinic at 406-293-9274 ext 136.

7/3/20 Update
On Friday, July 3, Lincoln County Health Department received notice that an additional individual has tested positive for novel coronavirus in Lincoln County. The individual is a with direct contact of a known positive from out of state. The health department is investigating for possible contacts.
As of Friday morning, Lincoln County has had 9 confirmed cases, 2 of which are active.
Please remember, if you have not received a call from the Health Department regarding contact with a case, you are not a considered a direct contact. For questions about COVID-19 please call the Lincoln County COVID-19 Information Line at 406-293-6295.

6/27/20 Update
Lincoln County Public Health was notified on 6/27/2020 of a positive case of COVID-19
This is a male in his 70's with exposure to an out of state traveler. Contact tracing measures and support for the family are continuing.

5/25/20 Update
Cabinet Peaks Medical Center announced on May 21, that they would be lightening visitor restrictions to inpatients at their facility on May 26th. For the health and safety of CPMC's patients and staff, visitor restrictions were implemented in early March.
Effective, May 26, CPMC will allow one designated visitor per inpatient. Inpatients include any patient who must spend the night on the Acute Care floor, or who is admitted to the Acute Care floor under observation status. A designated visitor is a single person that a patient designates as his/her visitor for the duration of his/her inpatient stay. Only one designated visitor is allowed per patient, per hospital stay. Exceptions continue to include parents or guardians of a minor and special considerations for end of life situations. Designated visitors will be screened upon entry to the facility daily and are required to wear a mask.
Full visitor restrictions continue to be in place for all CPMC's outpatient departments and clinics.

4/22/20 Update
Governor Bullocks Announces Directive for Phase 2 (PDF)

5/6/20 Update
CPMC REINTRODUCING SERVICES
Libby, MT- As Montana moved to Phase 1 of re-opening the state, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center began working on plans to reintroduce medical services to the community in a way that ensures the safety of their patients and employees.
"We are diligently following guidelines from the CDC, as well as our local, state, and federal leaders and health officials during this pandemic. The re-introduction of our services to the community is no exception," stated Kate Stephens, Public Information Officer at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center.
"In the next few weeks, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center will continue ramping up non-emergency surgeries, procedures, and patient appointments throughout the facility in most departments. The entry process will look different for each patient depending on what department you are visiting, and patients will receive instruction from their health care provider before they arrive."
All patients can expect to be screened before entering the building. This screening process includes a series of questions and a temperature check. Additionally, all people entering a healthcare facility must be masked at this time.
"If you have your own mask, we do ask that you bring one with you," added Stephens. "We are doing our best to supply masks to everyone who enters the facility, but a nationwide shortage of masks are making this provision difficult for us at this time."
The waiting rooms at CPMC look a little different now as well, as they have been rearranged to accommodate social distancing guidelines. The medical center has also revamped some of its conference rooms to use as waiting rooms in order to handle an increase in patient flow, while still adhering to guidelines. Extra measures have also been put in place to ensure that chairs are disinfected between each use and high touch areas are cleaned frequently.
"The safety of our patients and our employees is of utmost important to us, and we are doing everything we can, and taking every measure possible to ensure that we are keep everyone safe."
"While we are excited to be opening our service lines back up, we would like to remind the public that at this time, we are still not allowed to have visitors in our facility. As you may remember, we have a few exceptions to that rule including the parents or guardians of a minor patient, 1 partner or coach with a laboring patient, and special considerations for end of life patients. River Rock Café also remains closed to the public at this time, as does the CPMC Auxiliary Gift Shop."
Cabinet Peaks Medical Center Emergency Department remains open 24/7 to serve the urgent and emergency needs of the community.