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Advisories, Messages and Updates


Click here to view the UMW Healthy Plan.

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 – 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!