Resources and Updates
Carroll College is continuously updating its information and guidance for the college community to address the changing status of COVID-19. This page is intended to provide information about COVID-19 and its impacts to the Carroll community, precautions that are being taken, prevention measures you can take and a compilation of frequently asked questions.
This is an evolving situation. Updates about COVID-19 in Montana are available from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. More information will continue to be added to this website as it becomes available.
Steps to prevent the flu and COVID-19:
- WASH your hands OFTEN with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- AVOID touching your eyes, nose or mouth,
- Clean the areas you live in with household disinfectants, especially your phones;
- Use an alcohol-based (60% alcohol concentrate) hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick; stay over 6 feet from others;
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing; then wash your hands;
- Eliminate or decrease contact with others and STAY HOME if you begin to feel sick;
- Drink plenty of fluid, normally about 72 ounces per day
- Stay active
- Eat nutritiously
- Get good sleep
- Manage your stress
Signs and Symptoms for COVID-19
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever and tiredness accompanied by a dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pain, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea or a combination of these. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms or don’t feel unwell. Those who develop difficulty breathing, worsening cough or fever and also have underlying medical conditions should seek medical attention.
Things to do if you are sick
The risk for contracting COVID-19 is low at this stage. COVID-19 has no treatment or cure as of now. We treat the symptoms. The symptoms for young adults are that of the common cold.
- Lots of fluids
- 2 Tylenol or 3 ibuprofen every 6 hours
- If sore throat gargle salt water
- If stuffed up, runny nose, ear pressure, or headache take Sudafed or a decongestant
- If you start to get a cough take mucinex without a suppressant
- Call the Wellness Center 406-447-5441 with any questions.