Explore Responsibly at Montana’s Trailhead.
Montana Aware is a statewide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by promoting safety measures for those traveling in the state. Visit Billings is committed to protecting the health of residents and visitors, and asks that you do the same.
Safely explore and enjoy the Billings area! $25 rapid COVID tests are just a 5-minute drive away. To sign up click here.
For more information, please visit St John's United Laboratory.
What we are doing and what we are asking you to do:
If you’re planning to travel through Montana, please:
- Know the local public health guidelines before arriving to Billings or Yellowstone County or any other Montana community
- Understand some services may be limited
- Please stay home if you are not feeling well
- Wear a mask.
- Maintain social distance (at least 6 ft. apart.)
- Wash your hands & use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover coughs & sneezes.
Ways to Explore Responsibly:
- Check for closures or limited services before arriving (scroll down for details).
- Pack masks and sanitizer.
- Have a backup plan in case a destination is too crowded.
- Keep six feet away from others.
- In crowded spaces, indoors or out, please wear a mask.
- Explore with your family or household and avoid big groups.
- Respect guidelines to help keep yourself and others healthy.
- Respect the land and help preserve our natural wonders for everyone to enjoy.
- Respect people and local communities by helping protect public health.
Protect the Outdoors
- When giving people space, watch where you step and stay close to the trail.
- Pack up any trash and minimize your impact.
- Keep a safe distance from wildlife, too.
For more information about the Montana Aware program, go to VISITMT.COM.
Montanans are encouraged to wear masks and should follow the best industry practices adopted by any business they visit to slow the spread of the virus.
Therefore, businesses should make reasonable efforts to develop and implement appropriate policies based on industry best practices during this emergency. Where no such industry practices exist, such policies should be developed and implemented in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and guidance regarding:
- Social distancing.
- Temperature checks and/or symptom screening.
- Testing, isolating, and contact tracing, in collaboration with public health authorities.
- Use of disinfection of common and high traffic areas.
More details for the traveling public are available here: https://www.visitmt.com/travel-alerts.html or here: https://www.visitmt.com/.
For more traveler information and prevention tips, we encourage you to seek the most current information from the following sources.
- Illness Prevention
- COVID-19 FAQs
- Guidance for Reopening Tourism Offices, Chambers and Visitor Information Centers
- Montana Facility Cleaning Guidance
- Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
- Montana Coronavirus Task Force
- CDC Guidelines for Disinfecting Your Facility
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Partner Information & Travel Updates
- Central Montana
- Glacier Country
- Missouri River Country
- Visit Southeast Montana
- Southwest Montana
- Yellowstone Country
- Glacier National Park
- Yellowstone National Park
- Big Hole National Battlefield
- Little Bighorn National Battlefield
- Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks - COVID-19 Response and Updates
- Montana Department of Transportation - Travel Conditions/Alerts, Closures & Incidents
- Status of Montana Parks, Recreation & Public Lands (updated weekly)