Curry Health Center is taking all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID in our clinic including screening all patients and staff and asking everyone entering our building to wear face coverings and hand sanitize upon entering. We have custodians continually cleaning all contact surfaces at CHC. Our students’ and staffs’ safety and well-being are very important to us. We want to minimize any risk of contracting COVID and other diseases at CHC.
Our clinical team members are equipped to screen and test for and respond to potential COVID-19 cases. Curry Health Center is an integral part of the University of Montana’s response to the novel coronavirus. We work in close alignment with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Missoula County Public Health (MCCHD) to stay abreast of the latest news, best practices, and guidelines.
Monitor for symptoms:
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
The symptoms include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
How can Curry Health Center help students?
Please call Curry if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Please call Curry if you have had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Curry Health Center encourages students to follow usual precautions for respiratory infections:
- Wear your face covering.
- Practice social distancing.
- Frequent hand hygiene with soap and water or sanitizing gels.
- Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose, and mouth, with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth when coughing, ideally into your elbow and not into your hands.
- Stay home when you are sick, but come to our clinic if you feel it is becoming serious.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Get your flu shot.
We remain in close contact with Missoula City County Health Department public health officials and check the CDC and WHO websites daily for updates.
Our Travel Health providers are in close contact with the UM Global Engagement Office to provide advice and assistance to UM students, faculty, and staff who have traveled or will be traveling in the future.
Please call our Travel nurse (406-243-4330) for current testing options in our community