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DUE TO COVID-19 Coronavirus 2020

As of Tuesday, October 27, 2020 there are 9 active COVID-19 cases. Public Health staff are conducting substantial contact tracing, which indicates community spread is occurring.

Please understand that community spread means we all need to do our part to protect each other by ramping up protective measures.

As a State of Montana licensed establishment, please note the following:

  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet is required
  • Face masks or face coverings are required
  • Employee screening for COVID-19 symptoms is required
  • Employees must stay home when they are sick
  • Enhanced handwashing is required
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces is required.


Teamwork is the name of the game, and our goal is to slow the spread of COVID-19. The protective measures listed above is how we achieve our goal.

Thank you for your hard work, and for taking steps to protect others.

Sanders County Public Health Coronavirus Information


Drive Thru Flu Clinics

Please wear a short sleeved shirt &  a mask





Welcome to Sanders County

Sanders County is located in Northwestern Montana. It is bordered on the west by Idaho’s Panhandle and is Montana’s 18th most populous county with approximately 11,000 residents. The county was established in 1905 and named after Wilbur Fisk Sanders, pioneer and U.S. Senator from Montana.

The Clark Fork River, a tributary of the Columbia, runs the length of the valley in Sanders County. The county also encompasses the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and two National Forests.



STAY SAFE, SANDERS COUNTY!! Be cautious! As of October 27, 2020, COVID-19 has killed nearly 226,000 people in the United States. Worldwide, the virus has killed over 1.16 million. This coronavirus is a new pathogen that is highly contagious and deadly. On July 15, 2020, Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued a directive about wearing non-medical […]

County Appointed Board Openings

The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District, Hot Springs Airport Advisory, Hot Springs Refuse Disposal Board; Hot Springs TV District; Sanders County Board of Health; Sanders County Park Commission; Sanders County Salary Compensation Board, Sanders County Tax Appeal Board (representation from either Dixon, Trout Creek, Noxon or Heron) and the Thompson […]


    1. TF Drivers Exam Station Closed Oct. 26-30

      October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Sanders County AIP Task Force Meeting

      October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm