Free Community-Wide COVID-19 Testing Returns for Winter 21/22

Big Sky Relief Testing Program (Rapid Tests):

  • 1000 self-administered tests per week
    • 200 tests available per day
    • Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. until Out of Stock
    • First-come, First-served
  • Pickup @ Big Sky Visitor Center (Chamber | Visit Big Sky): 88 Ousel Falls Road Unit A1
    • 2 tests per box
    • 1 box per person
  • Free of charge (funded through Resort Tax)
  • Available to residents and employees of Big Sky not currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I pick up a test?

Due to abuse of the 24/7 lobby distribution, distribution is M-F 9:00 a.m. until Out of Stock. Tests may be picked up at 88 Ousel Falls Road Unit A1. 

Where do I return my test?

Tests are self-administered and do not need to be returned for processing or results. 

What if I have symptoms?

This program is designed for asymptomatic individuals. If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your health care provider or Big Sky Medical Center at 406-995-6995.

How many times can I be tested?

Based upon availability, an individual may test with this program once a week

Can I pick up a test for a friend, colleague, or family member?

Eligible individuals may pick up 1 box (2 tests per box). 

Who will have access to my individual test results?

Only you will have access to your individual test results. 

How will I be notified of my results?

Results will appear within 15 minutes of self-administration on the provided test card. 

What are the difference between antigen and PCR tests?

Click here for more information. 

I am employer and would like to test my employees, what should I do?

Please contact the Big Sky Resort Area District directly at 406-995-3234. 

Who can participate in the testing program?

Big Sky residents and workers ages 2 & older, not currently experiencing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. 

What is the cost?

There is no cost to residents and workers in the Big Sky Resort Area District.

Who administers the tests?

The antigen tests are self-administered using a nasal swab, instructions are provided with the test kit. 

How long will my results take?

Results will appear within 15 minutes of self-administration. 

Will there be a dashboard for the results?

No community dashboard of results will be available. 

I received the COVID-19 vaccine, should I continue to participate in the testing program?

Yes we encourage you to continue to test after receiving the vaccine as no vaccine is 100% effective and it has been found that people can still carry the virus and are able to spread the virus to others via laughing, coughing, sneezing, talking, etc. 

My results were positive, what should I do?

If you receive a positive result please follow local and CDC guidelines.

Healthy Gallatin Guidelines
CDC Guidelines

Are the tests valid for travel?

No, the tests are not valid for travel. 

Click here for information on tests for travel. 

What if I have questions or concerns?

Call Big Sky Resort Area District Executive Director, Daniel Bierschwale at 406-224-0508.

Testing Dashboard and Data

Gallatin County Health Department Data 

Weekly surveillance report to provide the community and policymakers with regular and predictable access to key community-level metrics and help inform decision making in Gallatin County.




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