Self-Quarantine Order for Persons Arriving in Montana
Montana Governor Steve Bullock has issued a mandatory self-quarantine order for all persons coming to Montana from another state or country for non work-related purposes before June 1. If a person will be present in Montana for fewer than 14 days, that person must self-quarantine for the duration of the visit.
These quarantine restrictions do not apply to persons traveling through Montana en route to another destination; or to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
Travelers subject to the self-quarantine order must stay within their place of residence. They are not allowed to leave to go grocery shopping, get gas, run errands, recreate outdoors or for any other non-emergency reason.
Whitefish lodging ban extended to May 31
The City of Whitefish has extended emergency restrictions that prohibit all lodging facilities in Whitefish from providing accommodations for “non-essential purposes” (i.e. vacation travel) until the State of Montana moves into Phase 2 of its Reopening Plan on June 1.
All existing reservations for non-essential purposes through May 31 must be cancelled, and lodgers may not accept walk-ins. Essential purposes are defined as government, health care, law enforcement, domestic violence victims, personnel responding to the COVID-19 emergency, work related travel, family members of those seeking medical treatment, and those individuals that have a medical recommendation to quarantine outside their home.
Whitefish lodging establishments may accept reservations from residents and non-residents alike beginning June 1, 2020.