Things are progressing, Governor Bullock just announced on June 1 we will be moving to state two of the Covid-19 recovery in Montana. We haven't had a sudden increase in positive tests as a result of opening some businesses. Hopefully we will see a continued leveling off of new cases. Unfortunately a report I read yesterday indicated that in China the virus seems to be changing in a bad way - longer gestation period and more serious and longer recovery process. Hopefully that is an early estimate and may not be true, at least for the virus in the US. With all the work being done on research I'm hopeful we'll be seeing a vaccine in the not to distant future.
On another note, I recently downloaded Microsoft Teams and plan on working with others to provide webinars on various topics which I will provide information about on the events page. We will be working with the Prevention/education committee of the Eastern Montana Elder Justice Council and AARP in providing quality webinars in place of events during the duration of this COVID-19 crisis.
Our new Fraud Watch Friday will be on the topic of Census Scams and will be aired at 9 am on June 5. The guest will be Zach Schwartz, Division Chief, Communications Directorate, U.S. Census Bureau. We will discuss the scams that have surfaced as the Census began.
Continue to check the Webinar page for information of upcoming webinars.
I am truly hopeful that you will stay safe and well during this troubled time.
Alex E. Ward, CPP
MCPA in conjunction with the Yellowstone County DUI Task Force and Q2 produced these DUI PSA's. They paint a sad picture of DUI in Montana and have been viewed on television as well as on you tube. This is one way we can educate folks as to things they need to know about crime.