To the University Community,

I would like to take a moment to remind everyone that face coverings, worn over the nose and mouth, continue to be required on our campus unless an individual has a medical exemption from their healthcare professional.

The only time that face coverings can be removed indoors is if you are in your own enclosed office space or in your dorm room. Masks must be worn in shared workspaces, those working in receiving areas, while walking in hallways and in break/conference rooms, and any other shared spaces.

In accordance with the guidelines from the MUS Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force, all employees, students, and visitors must wear face coverings on campus as outlined below.

Montana Western Face Covering Practices and Protocols:

For more information, including exceptions and accommodations, visit:

It is imperative that we continue, as a campus, to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and wash/sanitize our hands frequently as these practices are our best defense against the spread of COVID-19.


Chancellor Beth Weatherby