LET’S HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID IN OUR COMMUNITY: UPDATE ON MITIGATION EFFORTS
Through Friday, October 23, Montana Western’s enhanced mitigation efforts will remain in place, with a few changes. On October 2, Beaverhead County Public Health reported 51 active cases. Today, there are 102 reported positive cases in the county. To help slow the spread, the university will continue operations as follows:
Events, extra-curricular activities, and gatherings, other than classes, must not include more than 10 people. Masks and social distancing are required. Please move these activities outdoors when possible. (Exceptions will be considered but must be approved by Dean of Students Nicole Hazelbaker.)
Virtual events are encouraged.
Athletics team practices may resume under strict supervision in groups of no more than 15.
The BARC auxiliary gym and weight room will be open under supervision but limited to no more than 10 people at a time.
Outdoor exercise and workouts are encouraged, but not in groups of more than 10. Physical distancing is required and masks are required if distancing cannot be maintained.
Students who work, either on- or off-campus must not attend work if sick or awaiting test results.
Quarantine and isolation rules must be followed.
Class delivery methods: Those courses that are being delivered face-to-face may remain so, at the discretion of the instructor in consultation with the division chair and notification of the provost.
Staff members are to stagger shifts, using teleworking agreements, where possible. Please work with your supervisors.
We can help slow this down. Please:
- avoid large gatherings
- wear a mask
- stay six feet from others
- wash your hands frequently
- stay home when sick
Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy.