COVID-19: Daily Podcast for March 17

Staff writer Justin Franz discusses a busy weekend and we round up the latest news surrounding the coronavirus outbreak

By Andy Viano
A sign in the front window of Brendan House nursing home at Kalispell Regional Healthcare on March 13, 2020. As of March 13, Brendan House is restricting all visitors as a precautionary measure to protect residents from novel coronavirus. Hunter D'Antouno | Flathead Beacon

The Flathead Beacon is producing a daily podcast to recap each day’s news regarding the coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Montana and specifically in the Flathead Valley.

Have a question about the coronavirus or the way it’s impacting life in the Flathead Valley? Email questions to or post them on our Facebook page.

In today’s episode, Staff Writer Justin Franz joins host Andy Viano to recap the developments from this past weekend and cover what actions local health officials are taking at this time. This story is evolving quickly, so for the latest updates check out all of our coronavirus coverage at this link.


To download this episode as an MP3, visit

To support work like this, join the Flathead Beacon Editor’s Club for as little as $5/month. More information at

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.