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 By Stephanie Ler    News    October 13, 2021 

(Updated 10-12-21) Richland County COVID-19 Case Update

The Richland County Health Department is announcing 53 additional cases of COVID-19 in a Richland County resident, and the release of 69 cases. These cases and releases have occurred between October 5th and October 11th. The total case count is at...

 

Your Annual Flu Shot Is (Still) Important

The flu shot is recommended every year, including this year. One may ask, “why do I need a flu shot if we didn’t even have any flu cases last year?” That is a legitimate question. Why didn’t we have any flu cases? Is there even any flu...

 

Flu Myths…Busted!

There are so many myths about the flu and the flu shot all over the Internet, so in preparation for the Drive Thru Mass Flu Shot Clinic at Richland County Fire Hall, Sept. 30, we’ve busted a few myths wide open. The first, and biggest, myth is...

 

Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Scheduled Sept. 30, Sidney

The Richland County Health Department’s annual Mass Flu Shot Clinic continues as a drive-thru format, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Richland County Fire Hall, Sidney. The Drive-Thru Clinic will serve adults only, and offe...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    August 11, 2021

Richland County Health Department Continues COVID Vaccine Clinics; Adds Pfizer

The Richland County Health Department will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Tuesdays, and will offer a limited stock of Pfizer brand vaccine. The Health Department carries Moderna 2-dose and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) 1-dose COVID-19...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    June 30, 2021

Health Department Offers Walk-in COVID Vaccine Clinics Sidney

The Richland County Health Department continues to offer weekly walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Tuesdays. All clinics are subject to vaccine availability. Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be offered on Tuesdays from 12:30-3 p.m. MDT. The one...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    June 23, 2021

Health Department Offers Walk-in COVID Vaccine Clinics Sidney

The Richland County Health Department continues to offer weekly walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Tuesdays. All clinics are subject to vaccine availability. Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be offered on Tuesdays from 12:30-3 p.m. MST. The...

 

(Updated June 16, 2021) Richland Co. Health Department Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Richland County Health Department continues to offer weekly walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Tuesdays. All clinics are subject to vaccine availability. Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics will be offered on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 3:00 MST. The...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    May 12, 2021

Richland Co. Health Dept. Offers Walk-in COVID Vaccine Clinics

The Richland County Health Department will be offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Tuesday in May and June. The one-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) and the 2-dose Moderna will be offered on alternating weeks. Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    May 5, 2021

Richland County Health Department to Pilot Walk-In Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID Clinic

The Richland County Health Department will be piloting a walk-in Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, May 5 from 1-3 p.m. The FDA recently lifted the pause on the administration of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    April 21, 2021

One-Dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Paused

The Richland County Health Department has received notification from State of Montana and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that vaccine providers should pause the administration of the one-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine....

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    April 14, 2021

One-Dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Paused

The Richland County Health Department has received notification from the State of Montana and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that vaccine providers should pause the administration of the one-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    March 31, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting List Available in Richland County

Governor Gianforte has expanded the availability of COVID-19 vaccine all residents ages 18 and older. The Richland County Health Department continues to take names for COVID-19 vaccines. There are no additional criteria for receiving a COVID-19...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    March 10, 2021

Not All Salts Are Created Equal

Salt is one of our most important cooking ingredients, and plays an important role in the human body. We can’t live without it. There are many varieties of salt on today’s market, each with its own niche and purported health benefits. But which...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    March 3, 2021

Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccine Available In Richland County

The Richland County Health Department continues to take names for Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccines. The Department offers the Moderna two-dose vaccine. Phase 1B includes community members who are aged 70 years and older, as well as individuals 18-69 who...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    January 20, 2021

Phase 1B COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Available in Richland County

The Richland County Health Department is announcing the availability of COVID-19 vaccine appointments for those who fall in Phase 1B of the vaccination plan. The first appointments are available beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The vaccination plan...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    August 5, 2020

Richland Co. First COVID-19 Related Death July 28

The Richland County Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19-related death in a Richland County resident. A female in her 80s passed away on the morning of July 28. The department will not be releasing any additional information about the...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    August 5, 2020

(Updated August 6, 2020) Richland County COVID-19 Case Update

The Richland County Health Department is reporting the release of three cases of COVID-19 from isolation. Currently, Richland County has 2 active cases, 43 recovered cases, and two deaths. The...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    July 29, 2020

(Updated August 3, 2020) Richland County COVID-19 Case Update

The Richland County Health Department is announcing one additional active case of COVID-19 in a Richland County resident. This brings the total case count to 46. At this time, 36 of the total cases are recovered, 9 are active, with one death. Active...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    July 29, 2020

Richland County Reports First Death Related To COVID-19

The Richland County Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19-related death in a Richland County resident. A female in her 80’s passed away on the morning of July 28th. The Department will not be releasing any additional information about...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    July 22, 2020

(Updated July 24, 2020) Richland County COVID-19 Update

The Richland County Health Department is announcing three additional active cases of COVID-19 in Richland County residents, and the release of two cases from isolation. This brings the total case count to 40. At this time, 31 of the total cases are...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    July 15, 2020

Lessons Learned From COVID-19 Investigations

The Richland County Health Department is providing an update on the status of COVID-19 in Richland County. Currently, department staff conducted contact investigations on a total of 21 cases between June and July, revealing nearly 100 close...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    July 15, 2020

(Updated July 17, 2020) Richland County COVID-19 Case Update

The Richland County Health Department is announcing one additional active case of COVID-19 in Richland County residents. This brings the total case count to 34. At this time, 24 of the total cases are recovered, and 10 are active. Case updates are as...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    July 8, 2020

(Updated July 10, 2020) Richland County COVID-19 Case Update

The Richland County Health Department is announcing four additional active cases of COVID-19 in Richland County residents. This brings the total case count to 28. At this time, 16 of the total cases are recovered, and 12 are active. A full case updat...

 
 By Stephanie Ler    News    July 1, 2020

What Does It Mean To Be Released From COVID-19 Isolation?

COVID-19 isolation is recommended for active positive cases. Isolation means that a sick person is asked to stay at home, away from others, to prevent the spread of the disease. Exposed or positive household members may spend time together. Individua...

 

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