"The outbreak began due to an unvaccinated Certified Nursing Assistant who worked in the center, Cascadia Healthcare, the company that operates the center, told KPAX.
An additional 16 staff members also tested positive for the virus, according to Cascadia Healthcare Director of Corporate Affairs Steve LaForte.
Approximately 88 percent of the center's residents are vaccinated against COVID-19. However, only 54 percent of the center's staff is also vaccinated.
Earlier this year, the state's Republican-led legislature passed a bill banning employers from requiring vaccination for their workers. The law, signed by Republican Governor Greg Gianforte, considers such requirements a form of "discrimination" in violation of the state's human rights laws.
Montana is the only U.S. state to have passed such a law."
"Discrimination" isn't always a bad thing. When "human rights" laws cause mass death, you might want to re-think those laws.