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Board of Health Passes Local Face Covering Emergency Rule

During a special meeting on Friday, July 24, the Gallatin City-County Board of Health voted 7-2 to adopt a local emergency that requires use of face coverings by most people within most indoor public settings in Gallatin County to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Face coverings are required in public settings that include retail businesses, bars and restaurants, government buildings and schools, and most other public indoor settings.

"This rule will help us slow down the spread of COVID-19 without shutting down businesses or slowing our economy," said Matt Kelley, Gallatin County Health Of...