New Montana COVID-19 restrictions go into effect Friday

Posted at 9:23 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 14:33:48-05

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock's new COVID-19 restrictions go into effect Friday that will limit capacity and close bars and restaurants early.

First, the governor has expanded the mask mandate to include all counties statewide regardless of the number of active cases.

He also ordered bars, restaurants, breweries, distilleries and casinos to be limited to 50% capacity and must close by 10 p.m.

Eating and drinking establishments must also limit group sizes to six or less with a mandatory six-foot physical distance between groups.

Gov. Bullock also ordered all public gatherings limited to 25 or fewer people and asked private gatherings to be limited to 15 or fewer people.

Click here to read the full directive issued by Gov. Bullock.

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