Providence Montana did not address how the hospitals would proceed if ICUs were over capacity and if the hospitals themselves were full.
In an email, Community Medical Center encouraged people to continue social distancing, wearing a mask and avoiding large gatherings.
“As reported by Governor Bullock, cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in our state. With the documented increase in confirmed positive cases, hospitals throughout the state, including ours, have seen an expected increase in hospitalizations over the last several weeks,” said spokesperson Sarah Buszmann in an email.
“At this time, our hospital has adequate capacity to meet patient needs, including in critical care/intensive care. We continually monitor the prevalence of the virus in our community, in addition to evaluating operational capacity and following all necessary protocols, to ensure we are able to meet the vital needs of our patients.
“Beyond our hospital walls, we are working closely with the