Here's the latest reporting on how Montana and Wyoming state and local services are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Montana holds about 38,443 total hotel-supported jobs, with about 5,566 direct hotel-related jobs lost and about 15,689 total jobs lost supporting the hotel industry in Montana during this time, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Scores of nurses, support staff and other medical workers at Western Montana Clinic in Missoula were suddenly either laid off indefinitely or had their hours reduced last week. All affected workers were also told they can't use their paid time off to make up for lost income.