GREAT FALLS - On Saturday, March 21, 2020, Cascade City-County Health Department received notice via the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) that Cascade County has three positive tests for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

•    One is a male in his 50s, who recently engaged in international travel

•    One is a female in her 50s, who recently engaged in international travel

•    One is a female in her 20s, who recently engaged in international travel

All three individuals are isolated at their homes and have been taking every precaution to minimize spread.

“We knew that Cascade County would eventually have confirmed cases of COVID-19, and we have been diligently planning a long time for this,” said Trisha Gardner, Health Officer for the City of Great Falls and Cascade County. “We know that community exposure is limited and localized. Even though we understand no one wants to hear that a new virus has shown up in our County, residents should rest assured that CCHD and our partner agencies will act out of an abundance of caution.”