Downtown Whitefish, captured one year apart, at 7 p.m. March 20, 2020 and again at 7 p.m. March 20, 2021. On Friday, March 20, 2020, Flathead County reported its first two COVID-19 infections. Nearly empty streets ensued. By Saturday, March 20, 2021, Flathead County had recorded about 11,300 COVID-19 infections. Traffic has returned to near its pre-COVID levels.
Traffic is light in downtown Whitefish on Friday evening after the announcement of two confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Flathead County on March 20, 2020. Hunter D'Antuono | Flathead Beacon
Aerial view of downtown Whitefish on Saturday evening March 20, 2021. There were around 11,300 reported COVID-19 cases in Flathead County as of that date. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon