MYCA's outline of operational procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Below is an outline of the Academy’s plan to operate while COVID-19 remains a condition in the environment. This plan has been formulated with current guidance, and with consideration of our unique circumstance as a residential academic program located on a college campus.

Please note that our plan may be modified due to changes in the operational environment or directives from state or local public health officials. Any modifications to this plan will include input and approval from our medical director and from the University of Montana Western, Beaverhead County Public Health Department, and the State of Montana.


a. If medical professionals deem it necessary, a cadet who displays symptoms associated with COVID-19 may be tested.

b. Additional testing of cadets or staff may occur as operationally necessary.

c. Parents/guardians of cadets who test positive will be promptly notified.

a. Our buildings are open to visitors. Individuals should use protective precautions they deem necessary for their own health and safety.

b. Individuals who request a mask will be offered one.


a. To prevent the spread of illness, cadets who test positive will recover in separate quarters during the time prescribed by medical providers.

b. Cadets will continue to be offered the opportunity to complete school work and other activities as their condition allows.


a. MYCA will follow up-to-date guidance from our medical director and in consultation with state and local officials.