Coronavirus Information

Updated July 29, 2021

New cases of COVID-19, predominately caused by the Delta 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, are encouraged to receive the vaccine. The Health Services Pharmacy inside Curry Health Center will offer vaccines throughout the summer. 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


What is UM doing about the coronavirus outbreak?

Click here for UM's updated COVID Operations Plan for Fall 2021.

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

June 17, 2021: COVID Communication

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated guidance for colleges and universities regarding COVID-19.

May 17, 2021: COVID Communication: Masks

Effective May 17, masks will no longer be required on the UM campus, with the exception of Curry Heath Center.

May 15: A Return to Normal Operations

UM is planning for a return to normal operations for the fall 2021 semester.

May 13: UM COVID Communication

Information on vaccines for adolescents, upcoming UM clinics and vaccine offerings, Montana cases, Missoula vaccination rates and more.

May 10: UM COVID Communication

Currently, the Montana University System mask requirement and UM’s mask policy remain in effect.

May 10: Students, Earn a Gift for Getting Vaccine

UM’s Health Services Pharmacy inside Curry Health Center will offer vaccine clinics throughout the summer. 

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.

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.