By Michelle Bigelbach
The Courier 

Local Businesses Do Their Part To "Social Distance"


March 18, 2020

*This list has changed due to recent actions taken by the order signed by the Valley County Health Officer on March 19*

The Valley County Health Officer has ordered that all bars, brew pubs, casinos, and restaurants, except for drive-thru, delivery and pick-up services, shall be closed to the public. Further, all gymnasiums, athletic clubs, fitness studios, and yoga studios are to be closed as well. Brick and mortar businesses, shall limit attendance to 10 people, exclusive of staff.

To help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, local businesses are taking steps to limit exposure to others.

"Distancing is the thing that solves the problem," said Dr. Anne Millard in a March 17 meeting with local officials. "And that's what we are working on is keeping it out of our town and stopping the spread."

This is not an encompassing list so please check with the local business prior to arrival. Events throughout the county have also been canceled or postponed, which can be found on page 3A.

FMDH has placed visitor restrictions as well as closed departments. For more information, see page 8A.

The Glasgow Courier will be closed to the public. Please conduct any business via phone, 228-9301, or e-mail, [email protected].

Apple Trolley is closing their inside doors in order to keep the work environment as clean and sanitary as possible. The drive-up window will be open and deliveries will also be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All deliveries will be waived a delivery fee and will be available to the home.

Reynolds is asking the first hours of the day to be set aside for the most vulnerable shoppers and are asking the public to delay shopping until after 9 a.m.

Hot Shots Expresso is also closing their inside doors however will have drive-thru service.

The Cottonwood restaurant and lounge will be limited to a guest count of 50 people at a time. They are also encouraging take out food orders.

The Cottonwood Inn and Suites conference room will not be hosting any meetings/events with more than 50 participants that are 60 years of age and under or for the over 60 age group no more than 20 participants. This applies to the entire conference space. They are also recommending a 3’ radius between people who are holding meetings.

Prairie Ridge Village is closed to the public and family members for the next two weeks and will re-evaluate their visiting policies after the two-week period.

Valley View Home is also closed to the public with signs in their entryway doors notifying visitors of this policy.

Durum Restaurant and Bar will continue to comply with state and city officials. They will be open for dine in service but strongly recommend takeout ordering. The occupancy will also be limited. Steps will be taken to ensure a sanitized environment throughout business hours.

Dairy Queen’s drive-thru will remain open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. while the lobby will be closed.

5th Avenue Pharmacy and Gift will close the inside for the next two weeks. Refills will be available for pick-up at the drive-thru, which will remain open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Glasgow City-County Library is canceling all public events/programming for two weeks, starting March 16. This includes story time and senior outreach programs.

Glasgow Rec. Department is closed until further notice.

In order to prevent the spread of illness, the Valley County Health Department will no longer be open to the public without an appointment made beforehand. Limited availability so please call 228-6261 to make an appointment.

Until further notice, the Valley County Food Bank is closed.

The Children’s Museum of Northeast Montana is closed while schools are closed.

The Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks is postponing all hunter and bowhunter education classes that are scheduled through March 30, at which point FWP will reassess the situation.


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