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Big Sandy Virus update


March 25, 2020

For the most part, everyone knows what is happening in our state concerning the COVID-19 virus. However, it doesn’t seem logical to put out a paper without letting everyone know what is happening locally.

It doesn’t hurt to mention once again if you have any of the symptoms call the Medical Center and visit with them. Krystle Kulbeck said previously, “At this time, the illness ranges from mild to severe symptoms and possible death. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.” If your symptoms are not life-threatening, you will not be tested, and they will treat you at home, but you should call the medical center.

By now, everyone should know that Pep’s and the Mint are still cooking their regular options, including daily specials. You just need to call, order it and pick it up.

First Bank of Montana is currently open regular hours; however, they are limiting the number of people who can be inside the bank. They may ask you to wait outside for a short time.

The Grocery Store still has most items, although limiting the number of things you may purchase. They are open during their regular hours. They will deliver your groceries if you live in town, and if you live out of town, they will get your orders ready and meet you outside the door. They cannot meet the ads in their flyers due to delivery shortages.

Big Sandy Community First Church of God, Christ Lutheran Church, Grace Lutheran, and Saint Margret Mary Catholic Church have temporarily closed their doors and are not having services until further notice. The Community First Church of God, Christ Lutheran, and Mary Catholic Church are having services online on Facebook. Also, the Big Sandy Community Church of God is using a computer application to connect with each other in their adult Sunday School class.

There is also on Facebook, a site called Big Sandy Needs. The page is intended to help people in the Big Sandy area that need a supply of some kind. For example, this could be toilet paper or flour. If you have a need, please post it, and hopefully, someone in our community will have extra of the supply needed.

The Big Sandy Library posted, “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that all of our branches will be closed for the time being. We are taking this time to deep clean the library and do our part to keep the virus away. MontanaLibrary2Go (Overdrive) and Libby are still available for checkout on your device. Any overdue DVDs will be fine free. The dropbox is available 24/7, so if you want to return your books, you may do so. We will allow audiobooks, DVDs, and Playaways to be dropped off in there as well. We just ask that you put them in a plastic bag to protect them. As always, be mindful of the germs you spread, and be sure to wash your hands. Thank you.”

The local city-wide meeting that was going to be held by the city council on May 2 has been postponed.


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