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Advisories, Messages and Updates


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Below is a running list of communications sent from Montana Western regarding COVID-19 with the latest update at the top and the oldest at the bottom.

  • Campus Message – February 25, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Faculty and Staff, Tomorrow, Friday, February 26, the Beaverhead County Public Health Department will continue to host the weekly community COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Phase 1B recipients, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 … Read more
  • Campus Message – February 22, 2021
    To the University Community, Beginning this week on Friday, February 26, the Beaverhead County Public Health Department will continue to host weekly COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Phase 1B recipients. Phase 1B recipients include: Persons … Read more
  • Campus Message – February 19, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Faculty and Staff, Beginning on Friday, February 26, the Beaverhead County Public Health Department (BCPHD) will be hosting Community COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on … Read more
  • Campus Message – February 16, 2021
    To the University Community, We would like to remind everyone that face coverings continue to be required on our campus, unless an individual has a medical exemption from their healthcare professional. Please … Read more
  • Campus Message – February 11, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Faculty and Staff, Tomorrow, Friday, February 12, the Beaverhead County Public Health Department will be hosting a third COVID-19 vaccination clinic event for Phase 1B recipients. On-Campus REMINDERS:  The south half of … Read more
  • Campus Message from Chancellor Weatherby – February 11, 2021
    To the University Community, I would like to thank each of you for your efforts in continuing to help us to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to follow … Read more
  • Campus Message – February 9, 2021
    To the University Community, Thank you all for continuing to do your part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate each and every one of you for following the guidelines … Read more
  • Campus Message – February 4, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Faculty and Staff, Tomorrow, Friday, February 5th, the Beaverhead County Public Health Department will be hosting a second COVID-19 vaccination clinic event for Phase 1B recipients. On-Campus REMINDERS:  The south half of … Read more
  • Campus Message – February 2, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Faculty and Staff,   Thank you for doing your part in keeping our campus safe by continuing to commit to the Bulldog Way. By wearing face coverings, social distancing, washing … Read more
  • Campus Message – January 28, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Faculty and Staff, Tomorrow, Friday, January 29th, the Beaverhead County Public Health Department will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic event for Phase 1B recipients. As a reminder, the south half … Read more
  • Campus Message – January 26, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Faculty and Staff, Please find below some helpful information and reminders: BARC Parking Lot Closed on Friday   On Friday, January 29, Friday, February 5, and Friday, February … Read more
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information from Beaverhead County Public Health
    Montana Western Faculty, Staff and Students, Please find below information on the Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccinations that Beaverhead County Public Health will be conducting starting on January 29th. Phase 1B … Read more
  • Campus Message – January 22, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Staff, and Faculty, The University has purchased COVID-19 mitigation kits for students, staff, and faculty for the spring semester. Our “Healthy Bulldog Kits” include:   a disposable forehead … Read more
  • Campus Message – January 19, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Faculty and Staff, Thank you for continuing to wear masks over both your mouth and nose, practicing social distancing, washing and sanitizing your hands, and using surface disinfectants … Read more
  • Campus Message – January 14, 2021
    To the University Community, As a friendly reminder, please continue wearing your face coverings/masks on campus. COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets and masks are a barrier that help to prevent these … Read more
  • Campus Message – January 11, 2021
    Montana Western Students, Welcome back! As we begin the Spring Semester, we would like to remind you all of a few precautions to take to help keep everyone healthy: Wear … Read more
  • Campus Message – January 7, 2021
    To the University Community, For your information, and because some of you have asked about Montana’s COVID-19 vaccine plans, we are providing the recent press release below from the Governor’s … Read more
  • Campus Message from Chancellor Weatherby – January 7, 2021
    To the University Community, Yesterday, the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education issued guidance (please see the attached memo) to the campuses of the Montana University System to begin … Read more
  • Campus Message – January 5, 2021
    Montana Western Students, We hope you all enjoyed your winter break and we are excited to welcome you back to campus. The spring semester begins on Monday, January 11th, 2021. We … Read more

More communications further down.


COVID-19 Information & Resources


As world health officials response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Montana University System is committed to keeping our students, faculty and staff safe and well-informed. As the situation evolves, we want to provide you with the most reliable and up-to-date sources of information for novel coronavirus health and travel updates:

Please follow prevention measures to keep yourself and your campus healthy:

  • Cover your cough or sneeze, ideally into your elbow and not into your hands.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizing gels.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you’re sick (seek medical attention if you feel it is becoming serious).
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Get your flu shot. It’s not too late!