Bullock to Begin Mandate Enforcement

Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday he would provide resources to local counties to increase enforcement of coronavirus-related restrictions, including a statewide mask mandate. According to a White House Coronavirus Task Force report, Montana had the third highest rate of new cases per capita last week. Bullock said enforcement of existing statewide mandates, including a mask requirement implemented in July, has been lacking. The governor said he would provide education resources and coronavirus relief funds to county health departments and attorneys to investigate health order violations and pursue legal action against businesses that do not comply with restrictions.

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