The end of a busy summer

The end of a busy summer and the beginning of mostly an in-classroom school year has kept our Public Health and COVID Incident Management teams busy. I apologize for this delay on a needed update for our present COVID -19 situation. Most of us realize we are no longer in a virus free Montana bubble, […]

So…How are we doing managing COVID-19 in Carbon County, MT? 

Dr. Bill George, Carbon County Public Health Officer August 17, 2020  In the last 4 weeks the answer to this question is becoming more achievable, accurate and useful. Importantly, we are also able to compare our risk level to other counties nationwide -regardless of population density. The Harvard Global Health Institute is a collection of […]

Carbon County COVID-19 Update

Dr. Bill George, Carbon County Public Health Officer Since July 14, our active case numbers in Carbon County have ranged from 4-14. We have not noticed a rapid rise in new cases.  Remember, only a fraction of people with symptoms get tested and the actual number of active cases is likely 12x the reported number.  […]

Together, and only together, we can do this

Dr. Bill George, Carbon County Public Health Officer Thanks to Beth Steen and Mike Booth for organizing the Red Lodge Business group gathering to discuss our response to COVID-19 and what we can do to stay safe and assure a thriving economy. I would like to share some crucial updates.  Cases are rising in our […]

The Way Forward

The Way Forward Dr. Bill George Carbon County Public Health Officer Our Community is Cared For I remember one of my patients who wouldn’t take a walk on one of our beautiful mountain trails during a recent summer for fear of a wildfire starting between him and his car. He had closely followed the devastation […]