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Yellowstone County health officer to hold press conference Thursday

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 10:44:29-04

BILLINGS - Yellowstone County Health Officer John Felton has scheduled a press conference at 1 p.m. Thursday.

According to a press release, Felton will "provide an update on COVID-19 impacts in Yellowstone County senior care facilities. He will also discuss the governor’s July 15 masking up directive and future community testing challenges."

On Wednesday, Gov. Steve Bullock announced an order requiring face masks at indoor spaces in Montana counties with four or more active COVID-19 cases.

Also on Wednesday, state health officials reported a new single day record for the number of positive coronavirus cases in Montana.

Watch the Thursday press conference live on Q2 or on the Q2 Facebook page.