uscvball Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 9,935 Likes Received: 15,552 Sep 24, 2020 #41 They are average. Plus, they have made so many things unavailable that people have stopped visiting and local residents just sit inside being angry at the world. It's what they do. But no worries, the LBCC has hired a consultant who is gonna tell them how to get funding to help those angry artists out of their funk. Montana.... "Jim Murphy, chief of Montana’s Communicable Disease and Prevention Bureau, said some of the increase in cases in recent days came from a reporting backlog from local health departments, including in Flathead County, which reported 39 cases on Friday. The beginning of the school year has caused what Murphy called a “mild bump” in cases throughout the state. Cases identified in school settings are “nothing really alarming so far,” he said. Some clusters in congregate settings, including nursing homes and detention centers, also have contributed to the mild bump in cases. The number of cases in Montana has remained relatively steady since July, and Murphy said he expects cases to remain level at between 700 to 900 cases per week." So cases in fact, are not "exploding". Data backlog, school re-openings, and other non-public setting clusters have added to the minimal rise. And let's not forget that colleges in Bozeman, Billings, Missoula, and Helena are open. Those are in the case numbers and all low-risk. North Dakota.... "has also tested a greater percentage of its population than any other state, and has done so consistently throughout the pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Since mid-August, the state has been conducting an average of around 5,000 tests per day, which means more cases are being uncovered compared to earlier in the pandemic. " North Dakota also has one of the highest "out of state" case rates meaning people are bringing it in and since the largest demographic currently testing positive is in the 20-29 age group, it's likely college students have added to their numbers....low-risk group. Montana has a mask policy. North Dakota does not. DaFireMedic, Troianus Acies and TheRealAirbns like this.