The safety of our members, their families, and the Montanans we serve is our top priority. MFPE is monitoring the situation closely and will be updating this page ( as information becomes available. In the meantime, please use the following resources and guidelines.

Member Resources:


Governor’s Plan for Reopening Safe and Healthy Schools for Montana

MT-PEC  Back to School: A Roadmap to Safely Reopen Montana’s Public Schools Using Emergency School District Policies

MTSBA Model Emergency Policies

COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants 

COVID-19 Response – Learning & Leadership Grants

COVID-19 Response – Student Success Grants

More on grants.

Guidance on “Stay at Home” Directive and Essential Services Provided by K-12 School Districts

MFPE Bargaining Advisory for k-12 locals

Further Guidance on School Closures

MFPE and MTSBA Endorsed MOA Template for K-12

COVID-19 FAQs for Education Professional from MT-PEC

Health and Safety Planning for COVID-19 Self-Audit Checklist & Best Practices from MT-PEC

Digital Learning & COVID-19 Q&A and Resources

State Employees

Demand to Bargain for State Employees

Directive implementing related to state correctional and state-contracted correctional facilities

COVID-19 FAQs for State Employees from DOA

Emergency Onsite and Remote Work Procedures

COVID-19 Employee Assistance Program Resources

General Resources

NEA Resources for Members

AFT Resources for Members

MFPE offering free new benefit to members: trauma counseling

Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force

MVD – Service Updates


Job Service Montana Contact Information

Contact MFPE

Health Resources:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Montana DPHHS

Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19) – World Health Organization

Frequently Asked Questions – Centers for Disease Control

Mental Health Information and Resources

News and Updates:

Governor Bullock Extends Directives Issued to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic 4/9/202

Governor Bullock Issues Stay at Home Directive to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 3/26/2020

CARES Act Summary 3/26/2020

Governor Bullock extends closures and updates social distancing requirements 3/24/2020

DPHHS Announces Plan to Continue Services While Temporarily Closing Some Offices in Response to COVID-19 3/18/2020

Montana to cover coronavirus tests for uninsured; Bullock announces aid for businesses, workers 3/17/2020

Bullock orders closure of K-12 schools for two weeks 3/15/2020

MFPE Annual Conference Postponed 3/15/2020

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, you can take simple steps to protect yourself and your family.

  • Stay home if you’re sick or able to work from home
  • Avoid contact with sick people when possible
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with the crook of your elbow or a tissue
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and wash your hands frequently
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe