Whitefish COVID Cares
Whitefish, Montana has always extended a heartfelt welcome to our guests. We all love this town and we want to keep it safe. But that can only happen if we all work together. In these challenging times, we ask our community and visitors to be a “Friend of the Fish” to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Please join us in these efforts and encourage individual responsibility as we work hard together to keep us all healthy, and to keep our doors open and our businesses thriving.
You can help be a “Friend Of The Fish” in these ways:
1. CLEAN - Make extra efforts in hand washing and sanitizing. Practice consistent stanitizing before and after entering public spaces.
2. CAREFUL - Mask up when asked and practice 6-feet physical distancing in all public spaces, check your temperature as needed and get tested if you are sick.
3. CONNECTED - Spread the word by posting about "Friend Of The Fish" on your own social media, encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up, and stay informed at WhitefishCovidCares.com
Thank you for keeping our community safe and resilient. And for showing respect for our fragile town.
FACE MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED IN WHITEFISH
The City of Whitefish recommends businesses follow the current CDC guidelines in regards to masking.
- If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
- If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- As of August 19th, Flathead County is classified as an area of high transmission.
- Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
Resources are available for business owners such as city branded signs asking patrons to wear a mask.
SAFETY PROTOCOLS: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK & WHITEFISH MOUNTAIN RESORT
Glacier National Park is following CDC guidelines regarding areas of substantial or high transmission. As such, visitors to Glacier National Park, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings. More information can be found here.
Whitefish Mountain Resort: Current as of August 2021
"The Flathead County Health Officer, Joe Russell states that the best public health measures in place for our community is that people:
- Get vaccinated
- Wash their hands often
- Socially distance.
Following this direction, we have and continue to encourage our staff and guests to pursue the free, safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines available in our area. For individuals who are not vaccinated and for those that would like to wear a mask, we have made masks free and available around the resort. We are not reinstating masking requirements at this time.
We continue to ask our staff to follow our strict health guidelines and we continue to pay for our employees to stay home as directed by the Flathead County Health Department for a COVID related case.
For our guests, we ask that they choose what is safe for them based on personal conversations with their doctor. Information on cases and vaccination rates can be found here.
For information about getting the vaccine, visit here.
When we know more about our Winter COVID-19 operating plans, we will distribute that information. Please be patient with us as we continue to navigate the guidance."
The total number of confirmed COVID cases in Flathead County and other parts of Montana can be found here.
Testing information is available from Logan Health Medical Center. More info can be found here
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
Information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution from the Flathead County Health Department can be found here.
Travel to Canada
As of August 9th, 2021, U.S. citizens and legal residents must be both fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19 within three days to enter Canada for nonessential (discretionary) travel. Travelers also must fill out a detailed application on the arriveCAN app before crossing.
Options for Flathead Valley COVID-19 Testing
- Call the Logan Health Nurse Call Line at: 406-890-7272 on where to go for testing and to book an appointment.
- Make an appointment for testing in Whitefish at 406-862-1754 [M-F 9am to 3pm]
- More information on COVID-19 Testing can be found here.
Returning to the United States
- There are currently no requirements to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to return to the United States from Canada.
Frequently Asked Questions for Visitors
The City of Whitefish
North Valley Hospital / Kalispell Regional Medical Center
Flathead County Health Department
Flathead County COVID-19 Map
Glacier National Park
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort: Commitment to Respect Video Series
Whitefish Covid Cares: Be A Friend Of The Fish Video Series
COVID Care Kit Downloadable Signage
- NEW Wear A Mask Posters Summer 2021 (pdf)
- We Are In This Together Mask Signage (pdf)
- We Are In This Together Mask Signage (jpg)
- Prevent The Spread CCC Signage (pdf)
- Prevent The Spread CCC Signage (jpg)
- Protect Our Employees Mask Signage (pdf)
- Protect Our Employees Mask Signage (jpg)
Montana Aware Campaign
- Safety First, Adventure Second (8.5x11) (pdf)
- Safety First, Adventure Second (8.5x11) (jpg)
- Safety First, Adventure Second (11x17) (pdf)
- Safety First, Adventure Second (11x17) (jpg)
- Frequently Asked Questions about Local Services and Attractions
- Covid-19 Testing Information
- De-escalation Training Video (Courtesy of FVCC Continuing Education - Acces Passcode: H9+v!53t)
- Be a Friend of The Fish Summer Buisness Resources
- National Park Service Safety and Social Distancing Graphics