Spring 2021 Home

Asymptomatic testing for COVID-19 is conducted at the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) at the Mullins Center. This testing is designed to mitigate community spread through the early detection of infection.

Testing is free, fast and critically important in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Monday through Thursday, except Nov. 25-26, Dec. 23-24, and Dec. 30-31.

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UMass Amherst Sets Spring Operating Plan

Priorities are health, safety and advancing students’ academic progress toward degree completion

Key Aspects of the Plan

Invited to live on campus: Students whose success is most closely linked to on-campus learning, living

These undergrads represent about 60% of the typical residential population

Groups include:

  • First-year, transfer and international students
  • Students with mandatory face-to-face classes
  • Students dependent on UMass for housing and dining, as well as students requiring specific academic accommodations or those participating in athletics

Successful COVID-19 testing, contact tracing programs will expand

While limited face-to-face instruction will occur, the majority of teaching will be fully remote

Information and Resources

for Fall 2020

Recent News

Jeffrey Hescock and Ann Becker, co-directors of the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC), write to all UMass Amherst students about new guidance from Gov. Baker stating that students should receive a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of their planned departure from campus for Thanksgiving.

With Thanksgiving approaching, the Public Health Promotion Center is providing travel guidance and COVID-19 testing information for the winter break and spring preparations.

The Fall 2020 Safe Zone list shows campus areas available for students to study individually or in small groups for the remainder of the semester. 

UMass Amherst welcomes as many interested and qualified students as possible to participate in high-quality research opportunities. This guidance is for undergraduate students to plan a face-to-face research experience and for their faculty advisors.