While recognizing that COVID-19 variants will continue, we are moving from a pandemic posture to an endemic response. This means returning to a self-managed approach to health. Our campus guidelines will be similar to those we have always followed for annual flu viruses or other recurring illnesses. Individual students will be responsible for self-isolating when sick and other personal care decisions.

Fall 2022 Guidelines


Most individuals with public or private health insurance can receive up to eight COVID-19 tests per month.

If You Test Positive

Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be encouraged to isolate at home if within reasonable driving distance or in their campus residences. It will be the student’s responsibility to notify any close contacts, including roommates.

Students with COVID-19 will pick up their own meals at the dining hall via “grab and go” and will need to wear a face-covering indoors when doing so. We ask that any student who tests positive using an at-home test kit self-report to our Director for Health Services (Michelle Rogers).

Students will be directly responsible for communicating with their instructors should they become ill and need to be absent from class. Students will be expected to make up any and all assignments as they normatively would. Upon returning to class, students will be expected to continue wearing masks for days 6-10 after testing positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccines

It is not too late to receive your initial COVID-19 vaccine. If you have not received a vaccine booster, we highly recommend getting one. According to the CDC, individuals who received the vaccines early in the pandemic have lost their immunity, necessitating the need for a booster shot.

Students and staff should stay home when sick. If you have a fever, cough, vomiting, or severe diarrhea, please stay home or in your dorm. If you must come in when you are not feeling well, please wear a well-fitting mask.

Helpful Resources

CARES Act Acknowledgement and Update

Montreat College signed and submitted the Recipient’s Funding Certification and Agreement, Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and received $367,997. Of our enrolled students, 526 students were eligible to participate in Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The grant being offered is designated to returning students that encountered campus disruption and/or have shown some form of impact caused by COVID-19. To date, the college has distributed $296,100 in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to 354 students. Montreat College plans to continue distributing funds on an ongoing basis.

CARES Quarterly Reports: