Coronavirus Information

New cases of COVID-19, increasingly the Omicron variant of novel coronavirus, are increasing in Missoula County and across Montana. As a result, Missoula City-County Health Department recommends all individuals -- regardless of vaccine status -- voluntarily wear a mask indoors to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The most current COVID-19 information for Missoula County, including case data for UM, is available at 

UM's Curry Health Center provides free COVID-19 testing for students who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms. Students must call 406-243-2122 to make an appointment before coming in. 

UM students and employees, as well as their partners, spouses and household members, and the general public are encouraged to receive the vaccine. The Health Services Pharmacy inside Curry Health Center will offer vaccines Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (MST). Walk-ins welcome!

Missoula County is coordinating vaccine administration throughout the county. Visit the county's vaccine website for information on all vaccine clinics and locations that currently have vaccine available. This site contains an interactive map and a distribution dashboard showing how many doses have been administered. 

UM and the Missoula City-County Health Department are closely tracking COVID-19 case trends at UM and in Missoula. The MCCHD is releasing information about UM-affiliated cases each weekday. Find UM-affiliated COVID-19 cases on this page under the "Data" tab.

Find information on COVID-19 cases across Montana here

Exposed to someone with COVID-19? Check out our infographic for tips and best next steps


What is UM doing about the coronavirus outbreak?

Click here for UM's updated COVID Operations Plan.

UM's Incident Command Team is managing our campus response to COVID-19. This team, made up of representatives of more than 30 campus units, is monitoring the situation in real time while following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Missoula City-County Health Department, the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education  and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. This team will post important updates on this webpage.



UM Communications About Coronavirus

Feb. 24, 2022: Mask Updates

UM Mask use becomes a recommendation.

Feb. 15, 2022: Mask Updates

Mask policy and Omicron updates.  

Jan. 28, 2022: At-Home-Testing Distribution

Missoula County to distribute at-home COVID-19 Tests and other updates.  

Jan. 25, 2022: A Healthy Return to Campus

UM to increase testing capacity and more updates. 

Jan. 14, 2022: A Healthy Return to Campus

Spring 2022, Healthy return to campus letter from Sarah Swager, UM Vice Provost for Student Success. 

Jan. 6, 2022: UM COVID Communication

Spring 2022 updates; Omicron predictions, mask updates and guidance for Isolation and Quarantine. 


More UM Communications About Coronavirus

Montana University System COVID-19

The Montana University System is providing COVID-19 information on its website

Prevention and Treatment

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are some general precautions you should always take to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including proper hand washing and hygiene. If you suspect you are sick with COVID-19, call your health care provider before visiting in person.

Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus

Visit UM's Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirus webpage for answers to commonly asked questions. Please be aware that information is changing rapidly. We strive to provide the most up-to-date information on the FAQ page. Please call the UM COVID-19 hotline at 406-243-4636 if you have questions that are not addressed in the FAQs.