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.
Effective May 17, masks will no longer be required on the UM campus, with the exception of Curry Heath Center. Read the May 17 communication from UM on the latest mask policy.
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. Register online for a vaccine appointment.
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.
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 employee 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).
UM Communications About Coronavirus
Effective May 17, masks will no longer be required on the UM campus, with the exception of Curry Heath Center.
UM is planning for a return to normal operations for the fall 2021 semester.
Information on vaccines for adolescents, upcoming UM clinics and vaccine offerings, Montana cases, Missoula vaccination rates and more.
Currently, the Montana University System mask requirement and UM’s mask policy remain in effect.
UM’s Health Services Pharmacy inside Curry Health Center will offer vaccine clinics throughout the summer.
The latest updates and information on COVID-19.
Answers to some of the frequently asked questions we’ve received recently.
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.
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.
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