COVID-19 California Variant Detected in Montana

The Blackfeet Reservation has seen 1 case of the California variant which was confirmed by the State of Montana Epidemiology Department.
The individual followed the proper CDC isolation regulations and has since recovered.
Medical authorities want to assure the public that this is not a threat to the Blackfeet Reservation. Everyone is encouraged to continue to wear masks, practice proper hand hygiene, social distance, and follow CDC guidelines.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak in March of 2020, there have been approximately 30 variants throughout the world. The approved vaccines continue to provide a safety shield but do not prevent catching COVID.
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