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As Montana tries to keep COVID-19 at bay, neighboring states have not enacted stay-at-home orders

Posted at 6:54 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 20:54:54-04

So far, 38 states have issued stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where residents are being asked to shelter in place.

However, some of Montana’s closest neighbors still have yet to implement any kind of isolation order state-wide as of Friday.

While officials in some areas of Wyoming have ordered a partial lockdown, the entire state has yet to enact a full state-wide stay at home order . And, according to data collected from states like North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska all have not.

According to Business Insider , the state and city populations affected by some kind of stay-at-home order include roughly 90 percent of the population.

In Montana, just this week, Gov. Steve Bullock tightened the state's restrictions in hopes of keeping the spread of the virus down.

He directed all out-of-state travelers coming into Montana must undergo a mandatory 14-day automatic quarantine.