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About Safer Missoula

Smart. Safe. Ready.

Our vibrant mountain town is slowly opening its doors as we move through a phased approach to Reopening Big Sky Country. Missoula is ready, and we’re committed to getting this right.

We did an incredible job working together to flatten the curve, and we don’t want that hard work to go to waste. That’s why it is our top priority to make sure Missoula reopens responsibly, and that we continue to protect the health of our residents and visitors.

That’s where Smart. Safe. Ready. comes in—our ongoing campaign to spread best practices and safety guidelines throughout Missoula, and encourage local businesses, organizations and individuals to join us.


Safety Guidelines for Businesses, Residents, and Visitors

We have referenced state and local orders, and worked with our health department and people throughout the community to create a set of safety guidelines businesses can commit to follow for a safer Missoula. Guidelines for this commitment will be featured on our site as well as promotional resources, such as posters and other materials to help spread the word.

It doesn’t stop there. It took the whole community to successfully flatten the curve in Missoula, and it will take the whole community’s cooperation to reopen right. We ask that our visitors and residents please do their part by observing the following 8 safety guidelines:

  1. Stay home if you feel sick or have been in recent contact with a sick person.
  2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. Maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
  5. Wear a protective face covering in public.
  6. Limit contact with others as much as possible.
  7. Avoid congregating in public areas.
  8. Stay on trails except to let people pass (and maintain 6 ft distance).

Not too bad, right? Just keep these safety guidelines in mind as you navigate our city’s re-opened businesses and public spaces. These guidelines are simple, but they will have a lasting impact as we reopen and reexplore.

Missoula is ready. So pitch in, be smart, and stay kind. We got this, Missoula.

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