COVID-19: Daily Podcast for March 21

Kalispell Public Schools Superintendent Mark Flatau plus an update on Flathead's first two cases

By Andy Viano
A sign outside a laundromat reads “Lets come together by staying apart” in Kalispell on March 20, 2020 as COVID-19 spreads across Montana and the United States. Hunter D’Antuono | 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.

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In this episode, Kalispell Public Schools Superintendent Mark Flatau joins the show to talk about how his district reacted to last week’s school closure and what their plans look like if and when the statewide school closures are extended beyond March 27. We also have an update on yesterday’s news that Flathead County has its first two confirmed cases of coronavirus. This morning, the Flathead City-County Health Department and Kalispell Regional Healthcare held a joint press conference to discuss both cases, including one involving a KRH physician.

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