Coronavirus (COVID-19)

College in the Time of COVID

What to Expect When You're on Campus

  • Healthy Griz Kits provided to all students - pick up your kit at the Main Office
    • Griz Kits contain two cloth masks, hand sanitizer, a micro-cloth for cleaning, and a disinfectant spray bottle
  • Face coverings are REQUIRED at all times while inside the College building
    • Face coverings need to cover your nose and mouth
  • Physical distancing is expected at all times while inside the College building
  • You are responsible for the safety/sanitation of your space
    • Use the Griz Kit sanitizer and cloth to spray and wipe down your seating area (classroom, gym, or Student Success Center)
    • Additional sanitizer available in Main Office
  • Remember to periodically wash your hands or use hand sanitizer throughout the day (sanitizer available in all rooms)
  • If you feel sick, do NOT come to campus; email your professors and ask to attend class remotely

More on Face Coverings >

More on Feeling Sick / COVID-19 Testing >

Face Coverings REQUIRED on Campus

Per Montana University System Healthy Fall 2020: Planning Guidelines for Campuses (Appendix B: Face Covering Requirement, p. 21), all students, employees, and visitors are REQUIRED to wear face coverings when on the Bitterroot College campus.

For information on how to wear a face covering and how to make your own face covering, visit the CDC webpage on Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19.

If You Feel Sick / COVID-19 Testing

Your health is the top priority. Seek the care you need.

You should consider being tested for COVID-19 if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever or chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat

Testing for Students

UM's Curry Health is providing rapid testing for students, for more information visit If you are unable to travel to Missoula for testing, contact your local health care provider to discuss your illness and plan on when and where to be tested locally.

Testing for Employees

Call your health care provider to discuss your illness and plan on when and where to be tested.


You have the power to stop Coronavirus

Everyone should:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others
  • Avoid close contact
  • Wash your hands often
  • Clean and disinfect
  • Monitor your health daily

More information at CDC: How to Protect Yourself & Others