RMC Coronavirus Information
Masks: There is no institution-wide mask mandate at this time; however, the College strongly urges all non-vaccinated members of the community to wear a mask at all times. In addition, individual faculty members may require students to wear masks while in their classrooms.
Contact Tracing: Due to regulations/restrictions within the State of Montana, the College’s ability to conduct contact tracing is limited. If you test positive (or know someone that has), please complete the Quarantine Report Form found on the College website. Once completed student life will reach out to the student, assist with their quarantine, and will notify faculty of their student’s status. Faculty notifications are provided as a courtesy and do not constitute an excuse from class.
Close Contact: Anyone within 6 feet of a COVID positive individual for 15 minutes or more.
Close Contact Procedures: The following procedures reflect the guidelines provided by the CDC.
Vaccinated students that have a close contact do not need to quarantine. Vaccinated students should wear a mask and monitor for symptoms for 7 days and get a COVID-19 test 3 – 5 days from contact.
Unvaccinated students that have a close contact must quarantine. The duration of quarantine is dependent on multiple factors including:
Close contact and have developed symptoms. You need to stay home and away from other people for 14 days. Do not go to work, school, grocery shopping or do other errands. Your quarantine begins on the last day that you had contact with the COVID-19 positive person
Close contact with someone who has COVID-19, but remains symptom free. You need to stay home and away from other people. Do not go to work, school, grocery shopping or do other errands. Your quarantine begins on the last day that you had contact with the COVID-19 positive person. You should monitor yourself for fever, cough, shortness of breath and any other symptoms of COVID-19 (such as chills, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea). If you have NO SYMPTOMS, you can end your quarantine after 10 days without any further testing. You need to continue to self-monitor through Day 14, following correct and strict mask usage, social distancing and all other hygiene measures. If you have NO SYMPTOMS, you can end your quarantine after Day 7, if you test negative on Day 5 or later with a PCR test or have a negative antigen test on Day 7. You need to continue to self-monitor through Day 14, following correct and strict mask usage, social distancing and all other hygiene measures. You cannot end your quarantine earlier than Day 7, even if you have no symptoms.
Additional Considerations: Rocky Mountain College encourages all students to take steps to protect themselves from COVID-19. Please practice good hygiene (wash your hands with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based sanitizer); keep hands away from your face; maintain physical distance whenever possible; stay home if you are not feeling well; avoid unnecessary travel; avoid large groups; and wear a mask indoors.
- September 28, 2020 - The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services maintains a weekly report of Current and Past COVID-19 activity for all Schools and Universities in Montana. The report is updated every Wednesday evening. If you would like to review RMC’s reported cases please follow this link - https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt/demographics
(Once on the DPHHS website use their “Additional information on COVID-19 in Montana schools” link to access the full report.)
You can take simple steps to limit the spread of this or any virus:
CDC Recommendations to Prevent Spread of Disease
- Stay home when you are sick (and until your symptoms are gone).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is unavailable, use the inside of your elbow, never your hand.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you have a fever, cough or have trouble breathing:
- Seek medical care. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
- Tell your doctor about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
If you're worried about whether you may have COVID-19, please call the Riverstone Health Coronavirus Hotline at 406.651.6415
National / Local Resources:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Riverstone Health - https://riverstonehealth.org/public-health-preventing-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus/
- Riverstone Health Coronavirus Hotline - 406.651.6415
- Montana Health & Human Services State Updates - https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt
- Governor's Coronavirus Task Force - https://covid19.mt.gov/
- Rocky Mountain College Quarterly Fund Report, Dept. of Education CARES Act Grant 7-10-21
- Rocky Mountain College Quarterly Fund Report, Dept. of Education CARES Act Grant 4-10-21
- Rocky Mountain College Quarterly Fund Report, Dept. of Education CARES Act Grant
- Rocky Mountain College Second 45 Day Fund Report, Dept. of Education CARES Act Grant
- Rocky Mountain College First 45 Day Fund Report, Dept. of Education CARES Act Grant
- Rocky Mountain College 30 Day Fund Report, Dept. of Education CARES Act Grant
- COVID-19 Relief Aid - Information on the CARES Act: Higher Education Relief Fund
- Bookstore COVID-19 Student Update
- Bookstore - Textbook Rental Check-ins / Returns
- COVID-19 Resources for Wellbeing
- Distance Education Guidelines - RMC OTD Program
- RMC Housing COVID-19 FAQ
- Illness Self Report Form
- RMC Policies / Practices for the Fall 2020 Semester
- Supporting Mental Health - RMC OTD Program
- Rocky Mountain College HEERF Quarterly Report - 09/30/20
- Rocky Mountain College HEERF Quarterly Report - 12/31/20
- Rocky Mountain College HEERF Quarterly Report - 03/31/21
- Rocky Mountain College HEERF Quarterly Report - 06/30/21
- Rocky Mountain College Quarterly Fund Report, Dept. of Education CARES Act Grant 10-10-20
- Student Health Center - 406.657.1068
- RMC Human Resources - 406.657.1043
- On-Call Staff (Housing, Campus Safety, Facilities) - 406.238.SAFE (7233)
- Setting Up Moodle - https://youtu.be/CVUl69I5F-Q
- Using Google Meet - https://youtu.be/hZKafYyDDCw
- Writing Center Video Tutoring
- Bookstore COVID-19 Faculty Update
- CARES Act provisions affecting RMC Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
- COVID-19 Safety Protocols Zoom Video (password: fYrdQ!2#)
- COVID-19 Standards of Safety Agreement
- Employee Assistance Plan
- Montana resources for those in need of assistance
- RMC Families First Coronavirus Response Act Expanded Sick Leave Policy
- RMC Families First Coronavirus Response Act Expanded Sick Leave Request Form
- Teladoc Coronavirus FAQ