The Wednesday afternoon report from Ravalli County Public Health listed two new COVID-19 cases on each end of the age spectrum. One is a toddler and the other is a man in his 80s. There are now a dozen active cases in the valley, with one hospitalized. Another hospitalized patient was recently released and is doing well at home, according to Public Health Information Officer Joseph Hopkins.

Hopkins also reported that 448 test results have come back from the "Snapshot" community testing July 16. There were 873 tests submitted. He said that Public Health letters informing those with negative tests are being sent out.

In a separate development in the county, the Hamilton School District 3 school board has decided to require facemasks this fall for all students from kindergarten through high school. Further details and guidelines for primary, elementary, middle and high schools will be compiled with scheduled approval at the next school board meeting August 11th at 6:30 p.m. That meeting will also be the final budget meeting for the district.

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