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COVID-19 Montana Phased Re-Opening
This page contains the guidance and forms for Phases One and Two of the Governor's reopening plan.

For the most updated FAQ's, visit the Joint Information Center.

Help us #ReopenRichlandCounty safely and successfully!

Phase Two Documents-Begins June 1
If you are using the Richland County Fairgrounds facilities, please contact the Fair Office at 406-433-2801. Note that information changes often. Visit the Joint Information Center for the most updated information from the Governor.


Phase One Documents
The schedule for Phase One reopening is as follows:
April 26th: Places of worship
April 27th: Retail stores, including personal care services such as salons
May 4th: Bars, restaurants and casinos
May 5th: Hotel pools and spas
May 15: Gyms, fitness centers, movie theaters, museums

Guidance for activities
If you are utilizing the Richland Count Fairgrounds, please contact the Fair Office at 406-433-2801. 
Note that there are many activities that may not take place during Phase One, and that information changes often. Visit the Joint Information Center for the most updated information from the Governor. 
Guidance for activities in a licensed establishment (such as a restaurant)
Guidance for activities, general


 Documents for gyms, fitness centers, movie theaters, museums
Read Me First!

Gyms and fitness centers

Movie theaters and museums


Documents for retail businesses

Documents for personal care service providers (Salons, massage therapists, body art providers, including cosmetic tattooing)
Voluntary #ReopenRichlandCounty form (this is required for body art providers)

Documents for bars, restaurants, casinos and other licensed food services

What is #ReopenRichlandCounty?
#ReopenRichlandCounty is a movement meant to unite Richland County residents and businesses in reopening Richland County safely. We are all responsible for reducing the possibility of having to reintroduce restrictions and allow a sustained economic recovery in Richland County. A hashtag is meant for use on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. We'll be using it in our documentation as well.

How can I help?
Individual community members play an important role in our economic recovery and ensuring that we control the spread of COVID-19 in our community. You can read the letter from our local Health Officer and healthcare provider Jacquelyn Free, FNP-C, and review the guidance from the Governor regarding the responsibilities of community members in Phase One of reopening.

You can also help us in the movement by posting a photo or story on our Facebook page using the hashtag #ReopenRichlandCounty that shows how you or your business is doing their part in helping to #ReopenRichlandCounty.

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Ler at 406-433-2207 or .



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