COVID-19 Update

For information about the COVID-19 global outbreak, please visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates page.

coronavirus updates

Wash Your Hands!

One of the most effective measures for stopping any infectious disease is frequent and thorough hand washing. Please join the effort and wash your hands a lot! The Centers for Disease Control has an entire webpage on the science behind hand washing. Check it out! There’s more to it than you think.

Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

The nature of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak is changing daily. This page will be updated with new information as it becomes available. 


The Butte-Silver Bow Unified Health Command has opened a call center in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). The public can call 406-497-5008 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Leave a message after hours.


Montana Tech is currently in Research Operations Level Two

For required action visit the research home page.


Questions about COVID-19?


Montana Tech is closely monitoring the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health, safety, and well-being of our community is our top priority, and we are working closely with local and state public health officials. Montana Tech has taken a series of proactive measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including the move to 100% virtual instruction, effective Monday, March 23. The decision has also been made to end the spring semester on April 24.

We would encourage all students to stay home or return to your permanent residence if you can and return to campus to retrieve your belongings at the conclusion of the semester. We realize that home for you may be here in Butte, elsewhere in Montana, the US, or abroad. Wherever home may be, we feel it is in the best interests of all of our Montana Tech family to promote adequate social distancing by staying put. We care a great deal about all members of our Montana Tech family, which include you and your family. The only way we can promote safe living, learning, and working spaces for all of us during this time can only work by limiting our interaction and streamlining all we do. For those of you currently living on campus, the campus will remain open, and residential and dining operations will continue, although services may become more limited. I understand this is not what you want to hear, but we feel it is in your best interest at this time.

We will continue to update the community, and this resources website, as new information emerges.


An update from Chancellor Les Cook, 3-21-2020