COVID-19 & Online Learning

COVID-19 & Online Learning

Fall Semester Details

For fall semester 2021, Flathead Valley Community College will offer in-person, traditionally formatted instruction, campus activities, non-remote campus operations, and cultural and athletic events in a manner closer to “normal” than has been seen since the start of the pandemic.

All classes that were held in-person before the pandemic will be conducted in-person in fall 2021. Courses that are part of online programs will continue to be offered fully online if that was how those courses were delivered before the pandemic.

Following guidelines set forth by the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, FVCC is not requiring students to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and the college is not asking for COVID-19 vaccination records.

Given the elevated rate of transmission of COVID-19 and its variants in our community, Flathead Valley Community College is recommending that all individuals — vaccinated or not — wear face masks or coverings indoors on campus.

This recommendation aligns with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which encourages face masks indoors in places with “substantial” or “high” transmission rates, such as Flathead County.

Vaccine Availability

Vaccines are widely available in our community and can be found at VaccineFinder. Students can receive up to $20 in gift cards by providing proof of vaccine to the COVID Support Associate, Cary Gronvold, 471-5732 or