General Health and Safety Guidelines Mitigations for SARS-CoV-2

The University of Montana has crafted this guidance for employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance is rooted in safety for students, faculty and staff and for the public with whom we interact.

The primary goals for the University of Montana’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic are to protect public health and continue the institution’s vital missions of education and research.

This guidance is aligned and consistent with local orders and ordinances of the City of Missoula and Missoula County, the Montana University System, as well as the State of Montana’s Phased Reopening Model. This guidance also follows recommendations from the federal government (Opening Guidelines), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Missoula City-County Health Department and the University of Montana Health Advisory Group.

Knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, and this guidance will be updated as appropriate and as more information becomes available. Updated versions will be appropriately noted with the date of revision.

Workplace Expectations and Guidelines

Personal Safety Practices (including mask requirements)

Guidance for Specific Workplace Scenarios

Additional Resources


Point of Contact at the University of Montana

Please contact Chuck Emnett, Safety Program and Assoc. Emergency Manager, at 406-243-4504 or email, if you have additional questions related to workplace safety at the University of Montana.