At a press conference on Friday, Health Officer Ellen Leahy announced restrictions for Missoula County that were more limiting than Governor Bullock set for Phase One of reopening the state.

Dr. Marc Mentel said at the governor's press conference on Friday that he compares the COVID 19 outbreak to the dangers of wildfire.

Missoula's Community Medical Center will begin the process of safely resuming some elective and non-emergency surgical procedures to begin the process of reopening the hospital slowly and in increments.

An 80 percent chance of rain showers in western Montana today, with gusty winds. Highs will be in the low 60's.