The impacts of COVID-19 are rapidly evolving in Big Sky.
In response, the Big Sky Resort Area District, Yellowstone Club Community Foundation, Moonlight Community Foundation, and Spanish Peaks Community Foundation have partnered to strengthen relief efforts and consolidate information. As we are responding to urgent community needs this website will be a resource for relief and support.
Big Sky Relief Launches Free Community-Wide COVID-19 Testing Partnership
Big Sky Relief, the collaborative COVID-19 relief effort, announced on Wednesday, November 25th the Big Sky Winter COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Partnership to keep the community healthy and businesses open entering the winter season. The free, self-administered tests will be provided community-wide starting on December 7, 2020, for the Big Sky School District, individual community members, small businesses, health care, and public safety employees, and large employers. Financial resources for the testing and follow-up contact tracing for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 will be provided entirely by this collaborative, adding to the resources currently available.
Community Services & Support
BIG SKY FOOD BANK – Local Residents
The Big Sky Food Bank will remain in operation with expanded hours, pre-packaged food boxes, drive-up service, home delivery Fridays, and vouchers.Those quarantined, self-quarantined, and/or of suspicious health status will be allowed to order a food box dropped off to their home. Food box drops to homes will be done on Fridays – the box will be left outside your door and no other contact will be made.
More details can be found here »
BIG SKY SCHOOL DISTRICT #72 – Student Lunches
BSSD72 will be continuing the school’s lunch program with curbside pickup available Monday – Friday between the hours of 11am and 1pm for as long as they are utilized. Meals will be available for pickup inside the circle to the Bough/Dolan gym at the door of the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center keeping in mind the best practices of social distancing. BSSD72 has transitioned to online learning.
Roxy’s Market is offering free home grocery delivery to anyone over the age of 60 or those who are quarantined due to COVID-19.
Contact Josh Treasure, General Manager at 406-640-0458.
MORNINGSTAR LEARNING CENTER
Morningstar Learning Center is open and operating, available to families in need of childcare. Protocols are set in place to ensure the health of children attending.
BIG SKY DISCOVERY ACADEMY
Discovery students from ages 3-18 have continued their education through online platforms and activities leveraging Google Classroom and Google meet to connect and collaborate effectively while learning content.
BIG SKY SCHOOL DISTRICT #72
BSSD72 has transitioned to online learning.
BIG SKY WOMEN IN ACTION
Social distancing doesn’t have to mean pausing your recovery journey.
WIA COVID-19 Information and Resources »
Kasey Anderson, LCPC, is offering free mental and behavioral health counseling through April »
View the Virtual Meeting Document here »
Visit their Facebook page for up to date info »
Bozeman Health is actively coordinating their communication, preparedness, and response activities for COVID-19.
Follow this link for infection control guidance for preventing transmission of respiratory illnesses »
BIG SKY MEDICAL CENTER
Phone Number: 406-995-6995. If this is an emergency dial 911 immediately.
BIG SKY NATURAL HEALTH
Please call before coming into the office, to reduce contact. Actively taking telemedicine visits.
YELLOWSTONE CLUB COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Individuals and Families that reside in the Big Sky Resort Area District boundaries and are able to demonstrate they have had a loss of income as a result of the pandemic can apply for a COVID-19 Financial Relief Award (applicants must also demonstrate they have applied for unemployment benefits). Apply here »
BIG SKY RESORT TAX
Not-for-Profit Organizations or Government Entities operating in the Big Sky Resort Area District (BSRAD) and experiencing an increase in service demand to meet community needs due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus may apply for an emergency funding grant here »
BIG SKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Local Businesses (including Not-for-Profits) operating in the BSRAD and experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 have FEDERAL and STATE resources available for support. For a list of resources, please visit the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce, or call (406) 813-6153 to access the EMPLOYER | EMPLOYEE Assistance Hotline (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) to answer questions regarding applying for Paycheck Protection Program Loans, along with general questions.
Individuals with questions specifically related to filing for Unemployment Insurance and Big Sky Relief can call (406) 813-6151 to access the EMPLOYER | EMPLOYEE Assistance Hotline (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Small Business Support
BIG SKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | VISIT BIG SKY
Big Sky Chamber has compiled a list of local, state, and national resources to assist in guiding and operating your business during this time. Learn more here, or call (406) 813-6153 to access the EMPLOYER | EMPLOYEE Assistance Hotline (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) to answer questions regarding applying for Paycheck Protection Program Loans, along with general questions.
Additionally, thanks to collaborative efforts by the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce, Visit Big Sky, and the Big Sky Resort Area District, $210,000 has been made available for struggling, local small businesses in the form of microgrants in $2,500 and $5,000 values. Learn more about the Big Sky “Save Small Business” Relief Fund the application process here »
Mail Pickup and Delivery Assistance
BIG SKY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION
The Big Sky Community Organization is partnering with the Big Sky Post Office to coordinate mail pickup and delivery assistance. This service is made possible by dedicated volunteers in our community. For more information, visit bscomt.org/bigsky-postoffice-delivery »
Montana Coronavirus Relief Resources
Press Releases + News
- 11.25.20 Big Sky Relief Launches Free Community-Wide COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Partnership »
- 11.17.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 11.06.20 Gallatin City-County Health Department Press Release »
- 10.20.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 10.06.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 09.22.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 09.08.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 08.25.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 08.11.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 07.28.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 07.14.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- Letters to Congressional Delegation »
- 06.30.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 06.19.20 Gallatin County COVID-19 Update from the Gallatin City-County Health Dept »
- 06.16.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 06.02.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 05.19.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 05.05.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 04.28.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 04.21.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 04.17.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 04.14.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 04.10.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 04.07.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 04.03.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 03.31.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 03.27.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- 03.24.20 Big Sky Relief Update »
- Big Sky Relief Fund Press Release 03.20.20 »
- EXPLORE BIG SKY:
BSRAD launches Big Sky Relief Fund »
- LONE PEAK LOOKOUT:
$1 million appropriated for emergency response to COVID-19 »