No, Montana Highway Patrol troopers won't stop and ask people for permits if they're driving somewhere during the statewide stay-at-home directive.
But they are urging people to stay at home as much as possible. And if they make an emergency call because they're worried they're sick, please let dispatchers know of a possible COVID-19 illness in advance.
The Montana Highway Patrol posted guidelines on its Twitter page Friday night:
With @GovernorBullock's recent stay-at-home directive going into effect tonight , we have received many questions about what that means for highway travel and how we are handling the #COVID19MT as an agency.— Montana Highway Patrol (@MTHwyPatrol) March 27, 2020
Here are a few items that we'd like everyone to be aware of: #mtnews pic.twitter.com/bg6gcVZlVc
The stay-at-home directive was announced by Gov. Steve Bullock Thursday with the goal of curbing the spread of COVID-19, the disese caused by the coronavirus.