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 COVID-19 Information

Sanders County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccines for ages 12 and older, walk-in clinics are Mondays from 7:00am – 5:00PM or call for an appointment 827-6931.                                                    *A parent or legal guardian MUST accompany children at the clinic*

–Montanans are encouraged to use responsibility and wear masks and should follow the best industry practices adopted by any business they visit to slow spread of the virus.

–Public gatherings or events should be managed using the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) social distancing guidelines.

–Businesses should develop and implement practices of masking, social distancing, temperature checks and/or symptom screening, testing, isolating and contact tracing, in collaboration with public health authorities, sanitation, disinfecting and teleworking.

–Food and beverage industries are permitted and encouraged to offer food and beverages using delivery, window service, walk-up, drive-through or drive-up service, and to use precautions in doing so to mitigate the potential transmission of COVID-19, including social distancing.

–Schools should make reasonable efforts to follow school guidelines and best practices recommended by the CDC and the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

The Sanders County Board of Health has adopted the Governor’s directive rescinding the face mask initiative, but still encourages the wearing of masks when social distance cannot be maintained.

Executive order 2-2021:


Sanders County response:


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

Sanders County Public Health Coronavirus Information


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.



Vaccinations for COVID-19 are underway in Sanders County. Both Clark Fork Valley Hospital and Sanders County Public Health are administering vaccines. For Sanders County Public Health, call 827-6931. Please leave a message and we will return your call. Clark Fork Valley Hospital continues to take names of interested persons from its survey of interest at […]

County Appointed Board Openings

If you are interested in serving your community and reside within these areas, please consider applying for a board position. You may obtain an application here or contact Jennifer at the Commissioners Office 827-6966. The following County Appointed Boards have openings: Dixon Refuse Disposal District Heron/Noxon Cemetery District Hot Springs Airport Advisory Hot Springs Refuse Disposal District Hot […]


    1. Western Sanders TV Board Meeting Friday, July 30 at 11:00, Commissioners Conf. Room, Sanders Co. Courthouse, Room 204

      July 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2. Courthouse Closed for Labor Day

      September 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm