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 http://www.missoulainfo.com
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.
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
UM Mask use becomes a recommendation.
Mask policy and Omicron updates.
Missoula County to distribute at-home COVID-19 Tests and other updates.
UM to increase testing capacity and more updates.
Spring 2022, Healthy return to campus letter from Sarah Swager, UM Vice Provost for Student Success.
Spring 2022 updates; Omicron predictions, mask updates and guidance for Isolation and Quarantine.
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.
Federal, Local and State
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- US State Department
- Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
- Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
- Montana COVID-19 website
- Missoula City-County Health Department
- Missoula County COVID-19 website
- Montana COVID Map