Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information Line

This page is to provide specific information related to the 2020 outbreak of COVID-19, or the new coronavirus.

The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving.

If you would like to speak with someone at the Richland County Health Department about COVID-19, please call the Information Line at 406-433-6947. Please leave your name, telephone number and a detailed message. A staff member will return your call. This line is staffed continuously. 

Be aware that RCHD DOES NOT provide medical diagnosis. If you feel sick enough to seek treatment, CALL your healthcare provider before coming into the office. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you may call the Sidney Health Center Walk-in Clinic at 406-488-3963.

The Richland County Health Department will be providing updates via Facebook, as well as through our local news sources, the Sidney Herald and the Roundup.

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services maintains a dedicated website to provide COVID-19 information relating to Montana.

The Centers for Disease Control maintains a dedicated website to provide information about COVID-19 in both the US and worldwide.

Below is a listing our RCHD's official communications during this outbreak. Please note that some of the details may have changed. The most updated guidance on the Governor's reopening plan can be found at the State Joint Information Center.

9-2-20 Case Update: Two additional cases (PDF)

8-29-20 Case Update: One additional case; release of two cases (PDF)

8-27-20 Case Update: Two additional cases; release of three cases (PDF)

8-27-20 Governor's Directive (PDF)8-26-20 Case Update: One additional case (PDF)

8-22-20 Case Update: Two additional cases, three released (PDF)

8-21-20 Release of one case (PDF)

8-19-20 Case Update: Two additional cases (PDF)

8-14-20 Case Update: One additional case (PDF)

8-13-20 Case Update: One additional case, one released (PDF)

8-12-20 Governor's Directive requiring masks in school (PDF)

8-11-20 Case Update: One additional case, one released (PDF)

8-6-20 Case Update: Release of three cases (PDF)

8-5-20 Case Update: One additional case, death (PDF)

8-3-20 Case Update: Release of three cases (PDF)

8-1-20 Case Update: One additional active case (PDF)

7-29-20 Case Update: One additional case (PDF)

7-29-20 RCHD reports first COVID-19 death (PDF)

7-27-20 Case Update: Three additional cases (PDF)

7-26-20 Q&A with Richland County Health Department Administrator (PDF)

7-25-20 Case Update: One additional case, five recovered (PDF)

7-24-20 Case Update: Three additional cases, two recovered (PDF)

7-22-20 Case Update: One additional case, one recovered (PDF)

7-20-20 Governor's FAQ's, updated 7-20-20 (PDF)

7-20-20 Case Update: Two additional active cases, four recovered (PDF)

7-20-20 FAQ's from RCHD regarding Mask Directive (PDF)

7-15-20 FAQ's from the Governor's Office, Mask Directive (PDF)

7-15-20 Governor's Directive regarding wearing masks (PDF)

7-14-20 Considerations for Businesses (PDF)

7-13-20 Governor's FAQ's (PDF)

7-13-20 Cluster Map Video

7-13-20 Richland County COVID-19 Cluster Map (PDF)

7-12-20 Case Update: Two additional active cases (PDF)

7-10-20 Case Update: Four additional active cases (PDF)

7-9-20 Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Response (PDF)

7-9-20 Full case update (PDF)

7-5-20 Case Update: Three additional active cases (PDF)

7-4-20 Case Update: Two additional active cases (PDF)

7-3-20 Case Update: One additional active case, four recovered (PDF)

7-2-20 Case Update: Six additional active cases (PDF)

6-29-20 Close Contact graphic (PDF)

6-28-20 Case Update: Two additional active cases (PDF)

6-27-20 What does it mean to be released from COVID-19 isolation? (PDF)

6-26-20 Governor's Directive on Nursing Home/Assisted Living visitation (PDF)

6-26-20 Case Update: One additional active case; two cases recovered (PDF)

6-24-20 Case Update: One additional active case (PDF)

6-20-20 Case Update: Two additional active cases (PDF)

6-19-20 Case Update: One additional active case (PDF)

6-17-20 Case Update: Two active cases (PDF)

6-3-20 Bar Seating Guidance (PDF)

5-21-20 Phase One Reopening FAQ's updated 5-21-20 (PDF)

5-19-20 Directive on Implementing and Establishing Phase 2 of Reopening (PDF)

5-8-20 Updated FAQ's, Phased Reopening (PDF)

5-5-20 RCHD Reopening Checklist (PDF)

5-5-20 Additional FAQ's, Phased Reopening (PDF)

4-28-20 FAQs, Phased Reopening (PDF)

4-22-20 Health Officer Letter- individual responsibilities (PDF)

4-22-20 RCHD's #ReopenRichlandCounty plan (PDF)

4-22-20 Governor's reopening plan, part II (PDF)

4-22-20 Governor's reopening plan, part I (PDF)

4-22-20 Governor Bullock announces phased reopening plan

4-20-20 Case update (PDF)

4-17-20 What happens when someone tests positive? (PDF)

4-17-20 Testing graphic (PDF)

4-10-20 Video: Making a simple face mask

4-10-20 Case Update, 3rd Positive Case (PDF)

4-7-20 Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions-Governor's Office (PDF)

4-7-20 Frequent Asked Questions (PDF)

4-8-20 Case Update, Two Positive Cases (PDF)

4-7-20 Joint Press Release with Sidney Health Center-Positive COVID-19 Case (PDF)

4-2-20 Richland County Board of Health Supports Social Distancing (PDF)

4-2-20 Richland County Board of Health Order to Shelter in Place (PDF)

3-27-20 Shelter in Place graphic (PDF)

3-27-20 Coronavirus Food Safety for Establishments (PDF)

3-26-20 Governor's Order-Shelter in Place (PDF)

3-26-20 COVID-19 Travel Information (PDF)

3-26-20 COVID-19 Testing Information (PDF)

3-24-20 Social distancing graphic (PDF)

3-24-20 Staying Healthy Means Staying Home (PDF)

3-20-20 Governor's Executive Order related to business closure (PDF)

3-20-20 The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America (PDF)

3-18-20 Richland County Emergency Proclamation (PDF)

3-17-20 Staying Emotionally Well During Coronavirus (PDF)

3-17-20 How to talk to your children about coronavirus (PDF)

3-16-20 Montana Confirms Six Cases, Richland County Monitoring Exposures (PDF)

3-13-20 Keep Richland County Healthy flyer (PDF)

3-13-20 COVID-19 Recommendations for Returning from US Travel (PDF)

3-13-20 Health Department Recommends Social Distancing to Prevent Coronavirus (PDF)

3-13-20 CDC's Health Checks Guidance, Page 1 (PDF)

3-13-20 CDC's Health Checks Guidance, Page 2 (PDF)

3-13-20 CDC's Health Alert for International Travel graphic (PDF)

3-12-20 RCHD Releases Coronavirus Info Line, Website (PDF)

3-11-20 Despite Low Threat, Public Health, Healthcare Preparing for Emergency