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Bullock gives COVID-19 update as Halloween approaches

Posted at 1:07 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 15:08:36-04

HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock weighed in Tuesday with Montanan’s going into the Halloween weekend.

At a morning press conference, Bullock started by thanking Montana National Guard soldiers and airmen who have stepped in to help durning the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve helped in schools, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and now at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.

Bullock also told reporters Montana still has about $5 million in CARES ACT Funds to help communities across the state. Those dollars will be used for help with schools, businesses, and medical needs, but those dollars must be used before Dec. 31.

The Governor’s team also weighed in on a healthy happy Halloween.

Experts stressed:

  1. Wear a mask as part of your costume
  2. Trick or Treat in small groups or people you live with
  3. Wait for the group ahead of you to leave the door first
  4. Wash hands before digging into the treats.

And for those of you handing out candy:

  1. Wash your hands often
  2. Separately bag treats if you can to limit contact