Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. People are encouraged to take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19. 

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. 

Beginning March 28, all Missoula County residents are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. UM will announce vaccine clinics for the university community here. UM students and employees, as well as their partners, spouses and household members, are encouraged to schedule an appointment.

Next week, UM will hold second-dose clinics for students, employees and their household members who received their first Pfizer vaccine at UM on March 28, 29 or April 2. These appointments have been scheduled already and no sign-up is required. Show up at the same time you received your first dose.

Second-dose clinics will be held in the Adams Center on:

  • 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, April 18
  • 1-7 p.m. Monday, April 19
  • 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 23

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. The county vaccine website is the best place to check on availability of vaccines. 

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 day. Find UM-affiliated COVID-19 cases on this page under the "Data" tab.

Find information on COVID-19 cases across Montana here

The University of Montana is hosting in-person and remote instruction for spring 2021 classes. We are proceeding in a measured and data-informed manner that considers, first and foremost, the safety of all members of our UM community. See the Spring 2021 website for more information.

In December 2020, after the successful completion of fall semester, UM revisited and revised parts of the Healthy Fall 2020 plan. View the updated Campus COVID Operations Plan here

Find information about all necessary health and safety precautions for COVID-19 on UM's Coronavirus FAQ page, or on the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 website.

Questions? Call the UM Coronavirus Hotline at 406-243-INFO(4636) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak with a UM employees about your questions.

What is UM doing about the coronavirus outbreak?

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 is staffing an information hotline to answer questions from students, families, faculty, staff and the public. The call center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. You can reach the hotline by calling 406-243-INFO (4636).

UMOnline is providing resources to assist faculty and students in continuing instruction remotely. Visit the following webpages for instruction, tools and support geared toward students, faculty and employees.

Students: Keep on Learning

Faculty: Keep on Teaching

Employees: Keep on Working

UM is committed to keeping students connected with one another and to campus. The Keeping UM Connected website and the Keeping UM Connected tile on the UM App provide a comprehensive list of virtual and online activities where students can connect with friends, pass the time, stay healthy and prepare for the future.

Researchers can find information specific to their work on UM's Office of Research COVID-19 webpage.

UM Communications About Coronavirus

April 16, 2021: UM COVID Communication

The latest updates and information on COVID-19.

April 8, 2021: UM COVID Communication

Answers to some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received recently.

March 30, 2021: A Conversation about COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Safety

Watch a recorded Zoom lecture of UM Researcher Jay Evans, Assistant Professor Sophia Newcomer and Medical Director Dr. Jeff Adams discussing vaccine development and vaccine safety.

March 25, 2021: Registration Opens for Campus COVID Vaccine Clinics

Beginning Sunday, March 28, all Missoula County residents are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. UM will host vaccine three clinics in the coming days.

March 18, 2021: UM COVID Communication

Our campus team is working quickly on planning a series of vaccine clinics during the coming weeks.

March 17, 2021: UM Planning For Employee Vaccination Clinics

Gov. Gianforte announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be available to all Montanans beginning April 1.

March 16, 2021: Registration Open for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic This Friday

We are pleased to offer a University of Montana COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Adams Center.

March 11, 2021: UM COVID Communication

We’re approaching the one-year anniversary of Montana’s first coronavirus cases and the start of what has been a year of anxiety, uncertainty and disruption.

March 4, 2021: UM COVID Communication

Missoula County residents who fall within Tier 2 of Phase 1b are now eligible to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

March 3, 2021: Support Available for UM Students

We know how challenging this academic year has been for everyone, and we are sincerely committed to doing everything we can to help you succeed in your studies at UM.


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 handwashing 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.