Dear UMW Faculty and Staff,

Please see memo (COVID-19 Update 5.14.2021)  from the Commissioner Christian notifying the Montana University System about “sunsetting” the Healthy MUS Planning Guidelines effective immediately.

UMW will continue to follow and adhere to any guidelines in place with Beaverhead County Public Health and will provide any more updates as they become available.

Public Health does encourage those who have not been vaccinated to continue wearing a mask until they can get vaccinated, which, they can do at Public Health, Community Health, Safeway, or their provider anytime.

In addition to the appreciation expressed by Commissioner Christian, I would also like to express my gratitude for everyone’s tremendous effort in adapting to the unique challenges we have faced this past year.


Michael L. Reid

Chancellor – University of Montana Western