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Our View: The Confusion of 2 Policies

Montana’s use of masks has been a hot topic for debate with people both for and against very passionate about their stance.

This editorial is not intended to pick a side or even to take a middle ground, it is instead to discuss the confusion that both statewide and local orders have created.

Earlier this month, new Montana Governor Greg Gianforte let the statewide mask directive expire. The same day the directive was lifted, Gallatin City-County Health Officer Matt Kelley publicly stated that the county mask rules are still in effect. The two rules are making things difficult to underst...

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