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Billings Shuts City Hall, Library After Employees Infected

City hall was scheduled to re-open to the public Thursday following cleaning work and then operate two days a week

BILLINGS – Officials in Billings shut down city hall and the public library for cleaning after three public employees in Montana’s largest city tested positive for the coronavirus.

City hall was scheduled to re-open to the public Thursday following cleaning work and then operate two days a week under limited hours until August 17.

The library was to stay closed to the public until August 17.

The move came after two custodial employees and one information technology employees tested positive for the coronavirus, Billings officials said. It was unclear where or when they contracted the virus.

State health officials reported 60 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total to date to more than 4,200 infections.

Sixty-four people in Montana have died from the virus aand there are more than 1,500 active cases in the state.