These images show how people in Helena are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Head Brewer Tim Chisman of Blackfoot River Brewing checks Emily Clewis' ID while delivering growlers of beer to Helenans on Wednesday afternoon.
Matt Forbes, founder and director of the M.O.P. Shop, donates the shop's remaining supply of N95 masks to St. Peter's Health on Monday.
Selena Pratt, 5, Daniel Johnson, 4, and Alex Johnson, 5, wave to the East Helena teachers and staff members participating in a parade of vehicles along Main Street on Wednesday. The parade was held to cheer up students who have been away from their school buildings since March 13 to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Educators and staff from some Helena schools are participating in similar events this week.
Health care workers file COVID-19 tests at a drive-up testing facility at St. Peter's Health on March 24 in Helena.
TSA employees Mike Boyle, left, and Paul Perrigo sanitize the passenger security checkpoint at the Helena Regional Airport on March 24.
Health-care workers test a patient for COVID-19 at a drive-up testing facility at St. Peter's Health on March 24 in Helena.
Shoppers at the Walmart store in Helena face empty shelves and limited supplies of items March 16.
Sondra Hines, right, and Nicole Keintz prepare art packs at the Holter Museum of Art on Tuesday. With shuttered venues and canceled events, the local arts community is finding ways to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A sign outside Grandstreet Theatre in Helena notifies the public that its gala fundraiser is postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
State Medical Officer Dr. Greg Holzman at work in the state's Emergency Coordination Center March 18 at Fort Harrison outside Helena.
Amy Barrett, owner of Lasso the Moon toy store, delivers toys to a Helena home March 18. She decided to start the service to cater to folks practicing social distancing due to coronavirus.
This is a scene from inside the state's Emergency Coordination Center and Joint Information Center in Fort Harrison outside Helena March 18.
A scene inside the state's Emergency Coordination Center and Joint Information Center in Fort Harrison outside Helena March 18.
Sodexo employees hand out grab bags containing lunch and a breakfast for the next morning March 18 outside Broadwater Elementary School in Helena.
Teigen Duncan and his father Shawn Duncan, not pictured, deliver an emergency toilet paper and disinfectant kit to an elderly woman in the Helena Valley March 16. The duo spent the weekend delivering essential goods to those who could not get to stores or could not find what they needed there.
Blackfoot River Brewing Co. patrons order a round of beer March 16. A temporary ban on dine-in eating and drinking took effect the next morning.
Cari Haw checks out three months worth of library books March 16 at the Lewis and Clark Library amid fears of coronavirus.
St. Andrew and Helena Christian schools decided that closing was in the best interests of their students and staff to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Patrons of the Brewhouse in Helena enjoy a meal March 16. A temporary ban on dine-in eating and drinking took effect the next morning.
Patrons of the Big Dipper in Helena get ice cream March 16. A temporary ban on dine-in eating and drinking took effect the next morning.
The Lewis and Clark County Commission declares a public health emergency March 13 during a special meeting at the City-County Building in Helena.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on March 12 announced an executive order declaring a state of emergency in Montana in response to the coronavirus.
Eric Merchant, Disease Control Prevention Division Administrator, left, and Drenda Niemann, Lewis and Clark County Public Health Officer, give an informational briefing on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 March 10 in the City-County Building in Helena.
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