In addition to the articles on school and city closures, several other facilities in town are either closing temporarily, limiting their hours or services, or asking visitors, well, not to visit! If you’re not sure if someplace is open, be sure and call first.

•Joe Meagher Memorial Civic Center is closed. In order to discourage the spreading of germs, the City of Cut Bank announced earlier this week the Civic Center will be closed for the next two weeks. All passes will be extended for the days lost from the closure. If you have any questions, please call 873-5526.

• The Parkview Center is closed but will continue its “Meal on Wheels” program. Please call 873-2961 for more information.

•Beehive Homes of Cut Bank announced that although normally the staff and residents at Beehive Homes of Cut Bank loves visitors, they are currently discouraging visitors to keep residents safe from COVID-19 and any flu/viruses going around. The staff reminds community members their residents love phone calls, Face Time chatting and letters.

•Glacier Care Center posted on their Facebook page stating visitors are restricted to “essential and related to end-of-life” or medical emergencies. Please use alternate forms of communication such as telephone, email, text, video chat or social media to stay in touch with loved ones.

•Glacier Community Health Center, Inc. and Dental Clinic have instituted the following COVID-19 Preparedness Measures. Call first! If you are symptomatic (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.), please call the office at 873-5670. During regular business hours, a member of our medical team will screen you with a short list of questions and a plan for treatment will be established. If you develop symptoms after hours, please make use of our 24/7 nurse call center by calling (406) 229-3221.

• The Glacier County Extension Office in Cut Bank will have reduced hours from March 17-27. The office will be open from 12 noon to-2 p.m. daily. Because of the school’s closure due to Coronavirus concerns, staff availability is limited. If you need assistance during hours outside these times, please call the office at (406) 873-2239 or e-mail Mandi Henderson at glacier@montana.edu to coordinate a time that you can make connections, etc. You may also call/text her on her cell at 450-2226 and she’s willing to meet people at the office if needed.

Beginning March 30, school will hopefully be back in session and the office will resume its current budget year office hours of 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Fridays (following the school’s schedule).

Glacier County Extension Agent is currently on maternity leave and will be out of the office until late spring or early summer. If you need assistance, contact Henderson or the neighboring extension agents. For contact information, go to https://msuextension.org/localoffices.html or check out the following web pages: http://glacier.msuextension.org/ and  https://www.msuextension.org/.

•Glacier County Libraries are taking precautionary safety measures and moved to Stage 2 Response Level on Monday, March 16. This will mean libraries are open under limited use. Prolonged use including study and public computer use are cancelled. Library locations become holds pickup, checkout and return, and quick browsing sites only. Seating areas will not be available. Drive up delivery of items available in Cut Bank by calling 873-4572. Items can be reserved by using your library card and going to the library’s online card catalog through the Glacier County Library Facebook page. 

Patrons can also access ebooks and audio books through MTLib2go @ Montana.overdrive.com and can call the library to renew items.

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