COVID-19 Monitoring and Response

The University’s COVID Response Team (CRT) meets daily to review a variety of factors of how COVID-19 is impacting the UM campus and the community. The CRT monitors all available information closely to determine whether there are any concerning trends. Information includes reports from daily coordination calls with the Missoula City-County Health Department.

The graphic below shows the information that the CRT regularly reviews. The CRT makes recommendations for any enhancements or changes to mitigation measures. Decisions about changes to University operations are within the purview of the Commissioner of Higher Education and University leadership is in close communications with OCHE to provide its COVID-19 monitoring and response information that can help inform those decisions.


View an accessible Word document explaining the CRT Daily Assessment graphic here.

Members of the COVID Response Team

  • Dr. Jeff Adams, Medical Director, Curry Health Center
  • Dionne Peterson, BS, BSN, RN and COVID-19 Coordinator, Curry Health Center
  • Curtis Noonan, Ph.D., Director, Center for Population Health Research, School of Public and Community Health Sciences
  • Sophia Newcomer, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public and Community Health Sciences
  • Terri Phillips, AVP for Human Resource Services
  • Jason Sloat, Office of Risk Management
  • JC Weida, MS, LAT, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Sandy Curtis, Executive Director, UM Housing and Office of Community Standards
  • Ryan Martin, COVID Quarantine & Isolation Coordinator
  • Sarah Swager, Vice Provost for Student Success
  • Chuck Emnett, Safety Program Manager, Associate Emergency Manager, Office of Risk Management
  • Lucy France, Chief Legal Counsel
  • Paula Short, Campus Preparedness and Response/Strategic Communications