Reopening/Business Guidance

Montana is currently in Phase 2 of reopening.

  • Businesses and employers can prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace to maintain a healthy work environment and protect their employees, their customers, and their community.
  • Businesses must develop and implement appropriate policies, in accordance with Federal, State and local regulations and guidance.
  • Employers should plan to respond to varying levels of disease transmission in the community and be prepared to adapt their business practices as needed.

Effective November 20, 2020:

Masks: Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces open to the public. Face coverings may be fabric or paper and must be worn covering the nose and mouth. Face shields are also allowed. Information on the mandatory mask directive, including exceptions and required signage, is available by visiting

Physical distancing: Close common areas where personnel or customers are likely to gather. Establish strict physical distancing guidelines to provide at least 6’ between people who are not from the same household.

Cleaning: Disinfect common use objects and high traffic areas frequently.

Monitor your workforce: Require temperature checks and/or symptom screening for all employees. Do not allow people with symptoms of COVID-19 to come to work. Be aware that some employees may be at higher risk for serious illness, such as older adults and those with chronic medical conditions. Minimize face-to-face contact between these employees or assign work tasks that allow them to maintain a distance of six feet from other workers, customers and visitors, or to telework if possible.

Restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries and casinos are limited to 50% capacity, must close by 10pm, and may reopen after 4am. Tables must be placed to allow for 6 feet between groups or tables and be be limited to six people per table.

Please call the COVID-19 Information Line at 406-293-6295 for additional information.

Tools for businesses:

CDC guidance and strategies for workplaces and businesses to prevent and reduce transmission and maintain healthy business operations and work environments.
Learn more at

The Montana Small Business Development Center provides tools and guidance to help small businesses succeed.
Learn more at

Up-to-date information for businesses and workers affected by COVID-19 is available from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.
Visit the Montana Department of Labor and Industry COVID-19 page at

Talk to your local Chamber of Commerce or visit the Montana Chamber of Commerce website at

MontanaWorks has programs designed to help employers and individuals affected by COVID-19.
Visit MontanaWorks at

View resources for non-profit organizations at

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