Rural Areas Remain at Risk of COVID 19

Our rural areas are removed from the coronavirus epicenters, but that does not mean they are immune to the present pandemic. Small towns typically have older residents and limited hospital beds, and people frequently travel to larger towns for groceries, supplies, and medical/dental appointments. It's important to know that just because the nearest neighbor is 10 miles away, it is still possible to contract the virus and become ill if precautions are ignored.

Montana is fortunate that we have a lower population density and thus less exposed to viral pandemics, but that does not mean we are completely immune.

 

Story from NPR:

Rural Towns Insulated From Coronavirus Now May Take A Harder Hit Later

 

 

 

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