*Wildfire Season in Schools & Childcares*
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has created a new video on how to navigate Montana's Today's Air website. The site provides up to date air quality information based off of monitor readings throughout the state. Schools can use the resource, "Recommendations for Outdoor Activities Based on Air Quality" to help guide decision about sporting and other outdoor events.
New TB Rules in Effect
On March 24, 2017, several proposed changes in the Communicable Disease ARMs became effective, including changes to the TB rules. Some of the major TB changes are noted below. A complete summary of all the TB rule changes can be accessed at 2017 TB ARM Technical Guidance.
The rule requiring TB testing of school and day care employees has been REPEALED.