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COVID-19 Guidelines


Please contact the COVID Support Team if you tested positive or are a close contact for COVID. Email:


There is a minimum 5-day isolation (for those that test positive only and have notified We require you to stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days. You must remain in isolation until released by the COVID Support Team.


We require close contacts to wear a mask for 10 days from the date of close contact. We require anyone who tested positive for COVID to wear a mask for 5 days following completion of isolation.



  • Admin Leave: Please notify your supervisor you are in contact with the COVID Support Team. Admin leave will be provided to individuals that test positive for COVID while they are in isolation.
  • EAP: Please contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at (888) 319-7819 to speak with an experienced, licensed counselor if you are experiencing anxiety or other mental health wellness concerns. This service is free and confidential.


  • Excused Absences: If you are in contact with the COVID Support Team and have notified your instructors, your absence from class may be excused.
  • Relief Funding: If you need financial assistance for hardships directly related to COVID, emergency funding may be available to you.

Employees & Students

  • Food/Supplies: If you are receiving support from the COVID Support Team basic food and supplies may be provided to you at no charge during your time under isolation.

The COVID-19 Emergency Funding is available to you as a student to help pay for COVID related food, housing, Internet access, and other needs that are impacting your need to work on your education. We have a limited amount of money available, and there is a review committee that will determine how to distribute these funds. Completing this application does NOT mean that you will receive funding.



Mental health impact

All SKC students are affected by the pandemic and will experience a range of impacts on their mental health. Measures intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus have also led to experiences of anxiety, fear, grief, and uncertainty. These emotional reactions are normal responses to an unexpected and scary situation. The effects of social distancing, loneliness, isolation, economic losses, and grief will continue to take their toll on all of us. For those with previous histories of trauma or mental disorders, the pandemic could exacerbate symptoms or contribute to a new episode of a mental health disorder that had been stable. CPW remains committed to supporting the SKC community and will continue to provide counseling and outreach to students and consultation services to faculty and staff.

Although the number of cases and loss of life has been less in Montana compared to other parts of the country and world, many students have been impacted by grief and loss. They are working to continue their education while they are cut off from their usual support systems, which may typically be an important part of the grieving process. Some students may be feeling unsafe as they fear or experience discrimination and/or bias incidents related to the pandemic. Many students are dealing with significant financial stressors, food insecurity, lack of housing, and other economic stressors. Each of these may contribute to the need for more professional mental health support.

Clinical Services and Telemental Health

CPW provides access to clinical services via telemental health. Students who contact CPW are connected with a counselor via telephone or zoom. During that appointment, the counselor conducts a brief assessment to ensure the student is appropriate for the telemental health modality and helps them get established for ongoing telemental health appointments with a CPW counselor. These sessions take place over a video conferencing platform. Students complete necessary forms online in advance of the appointment through a secure web component.

While telemental health is an important option and has certainly helped many students during this time, it is also less than ideal for many. Students may struggle to have a stable internet connection, lack a private space in which they can share the most intimate and private details of their lives, or be in an unsafe environment. These challenges, and others, are important considerations as CPW considers future services and the role of telemental health as a service option.

 CPW will continue to prioritize telemental health options for students seeking mental health services. Two senior staff clinicians will be available throughout the summer to respond to any urgent situations via telemental health. CPW and community partners will work together to triage and schedule appointments as needed. Clinicians will conduct a brief assessment and schedule follow-up telemental health appointments. Crisis procedures have been considered and determined in collaboration with the Campus CERT Team, Campus CARE Team, and community partners.

Contact Information:

CPW Remote Access Line 406. 212.5454

CPW Office 406.275.4913

CPW  Program Director 406.275.4744


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