No plans now to close businesses providing non-essential services

Enterprise Staff
Monday, March 23, 2020

The Park County Health Department supports the state’s order closing food and beverage establishments in Montana, but has no plans at this time to close businesses providing non-essential services.

Dr. Laurel Desnick, who sent a letter to federal officials on Sunday seeking the closure of Yellowstone National Park, said a final decision on the park’s closure is expected soon.

Desnick’s request to close the park is an effort to prevent large groups from congregating and to reduce non-local travel, a Monday news release said.

“Please continue to follow social distancing, it remains our best strategy for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Park County,” the release said. 

Dr. Desnick also thanked Park County residents for taking precautions during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“The citizens of Park County have shown exceptional cooperation with social distancing recommendations,” she said in the release.. “Thank you, it protects us all.”