Montana’s largest homeless shelter in Missoula has experienced outbreaks of COVID-19 cases amid a resurgence of the virus. Local officials say a motel owned by the city to quarantine people without homes could open as soon as this week.
Montana’s overstretched counties and tribal governments have developed a mishmash of policies and plans that require ingenuity and mutual support to work. A reporting project by KHN, Montana Free Press and the University of Montana School of Journalism finds the biggest test of that disparate system looms as vaccine eligibility expands. PLUS: a county-by-county guide to vaccine availability in Montana.