Governor Gianforte Issues New Directives, Executive Order - Lifts Mask Mandate
February 17, 2021
Governor Greg Gianforte issued two new directives and an executive order on Friday, February 12, 2021.
The first directive rescinds and replaces all prior directives implementing Executive Order 2-2021, which the governor issued on January 13, 2021.
Consistent with the governor’s announcement on February 10, the new directive allows the statewide mask mandate to expire. Local jurisdictions may still choose to implement their own mask requirements.
“Since January 5th, I have provided a clear, consistent path to rescinding the mask mandate,” Governor Gianforte said. “First, we need t...