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Bullock to give details on Phase 2 reopening Tuesday afternoon

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Posted at 11:35 AM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 13:35:40-04

HELENA — Governor Steve Bullock will hold a press call at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday to discuss preparations for phase 2 of the state's reopening plan.

You will be able to watch the press conference LIVE here or streamed to Facebook.

Under the reopening plan released in April, phase 2 guidelines include:

• Avoid GATHERING in groups of more than 50 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing.
• NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL guidelines remain the same as PHASE ONE for individuals traveling into Montana and for Montanans returning home. • VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS should continue to adhere to stay-home guidance.
• Continue to ENCOURAGE TELEWORK as much as possible and where feasible but refer to guidelines in PHASE ONE when telework is not possible.
• SENIOR LIVING OR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES must continue to follow the guidelines of PHASE ONE.
• CHILD CARE FACILITIES can increase capacity if physical distancing guidelines can be implemented.
• ORGANIZED YOUTH ACTIVITIES remain operational and should avoid GATHERING in groups of more than 50 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing.
• ALL BUSINESSES can remain operational and must adhere to physical distancing.
• RESTAURANTS / BARS / BREWERIES / DISTILLERIES / CASINOS remain in the same operational status as PHASE ONE, but with an increase in capacity.
• OUTDOOR RECREATION remains in the same operational status as PHASE ONE.
• PLACES OF ASSEMBLY can become operational with reduced capacity and must adhere to physical distancing. Avoid GATHERING in groups of more than 50 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing.

Bullock announced Montana's phased reopening plan on April 22. When the plan was announced there was no timeline for entering phase 2.

As of Tuesday morning, Montana reported 470 total cases of COVID-19, with 17 active cases.