HELENA – Minority Leaders Sen. Jill Cohenour and Rep. Kim Abbott today released the following statement on Governor Gianforte’s intention to repeal the statewide mask mandate. 

“Despite touting his commitment to vaccinating Montana’s most vulnerable before lifting his mask mandate, Governor Gianforte is now going back on his word and endangering the health and safety of those he has a duty to protect,” Minority Leaders Abbott and Cohenour said. “By passing the buck on public health, Governor Gianforte is putting Montana businesses and workers in an impossible position and undercutting our economic recovery. Montanans deserve better."

Public health officials, backed by science and data, continue to strongly recommend individuals wear masks in public until vaccines are more widely available.

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