GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls Public School District plans to conduct a "teacher parade" through several neighborhoods on Thursday afternoon to help teachers stay connected with their students during the COVID-19 school closure.
GFPS says: "Elementary school staff (except Loy) will be driving through each school's attendance zone to see their students. It will be a parade of cars. They will leave their own school at 3:00 pm. The teachers will be honking, waving and ringing bells. Families are encouraged to stand on their driveway and wave or hold their hand made posters up to greet their teachers! This does not include Loy due to Military Malmstrom restrictions."
Governor Steve Bullock said on Tuesday that the school closure order, which includes all public K-12 schools and was set to expire on March 27, has been extended to April 10.
As of Thursday morning (March 26), there are 71 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Montana, an increase of 18 since Wednesday morning. The new total includes cases reported on Wednesday in the following counties: Hill, Glacier, Lincoln, and Cascade.
Here is the current total by county: Gallatin 24; Yellowstone 13; Missoula 6; Flathead 5; Cascade 5; Butte-Silver Bow 4; Lewis & Clark 4; Madison 2; Broadwater 2; Ravalli 1; Roosevelt 1; Jefferson 1; Hill 1; Glacier 1; Lincoln 1.