Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has issued a directive requiring face coverings at indoor public spaces and at larger outdoor gatherings in counties where four or more people are known to be currently infected with COVID-19. Missoula County had 40 active cases as of Thursday and Ravalli County had nine. Bullock says too many people continue to meet in large gatherings and too few are wearing masks. The directive currently applies to 25 of Montana’s 56 counties. Montana reported a record 145 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the state’s number of known cases to 2,096. Thirty-seven people are hospitalized, up from 29 known hospitalizations on Tuesday. Bullock’s directive came after several local governments passed or are considering similar measures.

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