Health Alerts

Coronavirus Disease 2019
  1. What are coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused severe illness, such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middles East Respiratory Syndrome). COVID-19 is caused by a new coronavirus not previously identified in humans prior to December 2019.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), Lake County Public Health (LCPH), and CSKT Tribal Health have been and will continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

  1. How does COVID-19 Spread?
  1. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
  1. Testing for COVID-19
  1. What is contact tracing?
  1. Who is considered a close contact?
  1. Isolation / Quarantine
  1. Can I receive a COVID-19 vaccine?

If You Test Positive

  • Isolate for five full days and inform your close contacts. After five days, you may end your quarantine if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication) and your symptoms are improving.
  • Wear a mask for an additional five days when around others and avoid indoor gatherings.
  • Complete this questionnaire.
  • Report positive home test results to DPHHS.

Lake County/Flathead Reservation COVID-19 case total (updated monthly)


Lake County Vaccines (updated monthly)

54,400 doses given ~ 18,553 (60%) fully immunized