COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Links and Information
COVID-19, also commonly known as Novel-Coronavirus is a growing concern among the medical community, first responders and the public alike. Missoula Fire Department (MFD), in effort to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information as possible, recommends the following resources for information.
Missoula City/County Health Department is providing a staffed hot-line that you can call Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. After hours and weekends, a recording with information will play and messages may be left for their team.
They have also provided a website: missoula.co/cvirus for most recent local data and resource lists.
Other helpful resources include:
- The Montana State Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) provides statewide information here.
- Johns Hopkins Center for Science Systems and Engineering has an interactive map which tracks live data of reported cases nationally and internationally.
- The CDC has broad detailed web page about COVID-19 full of information for the public, from where it is located, to how you can prepare and treat it.
Stay At Home
Governor Steven Bullock has issued a "Stay At Home" order for all Montana State residents. Services deemed essential will continue to operate and traveling to and from your place of residence is acceptable. Break up groups larger than 10 persons, outside of family units, can be enforced if discovered. This measure is to reduce the spread and "flatten the curve" of the COVID-19 outbreak. If we all do our part to reduce contact, we can alleviate the need for healthcare and reduce the stress on our burdened system. Missoula Fire Department is an essential service and we will remain in tact to serve and assist you whenever you need us.
MFD Preparations for COVID-19
Missoula Fire Department has been planning an activating response guidelines to any incidents where COVID-19 triggers are present.
We will be taking all cautions necessary to eliminate the exposure risk and spread of the disease.
How you can prepare in your own home:
How can you help?
MFD appreciates any and all requests for assistance. At this time, we cannot directly take any offerings for food, masks, or other items from the public. But there are places that can need you assistance!
- The United Way of Missoula is in need of donations.
- Missoula needs healthy residents to continue to donate blood.
- Contact the Missoula Food Bank to see what they need.
- Bring groceries to an at-risk senior for Missoula Aging Services