COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing

Updated Jan. 15, 2021

How to Get Tested

ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING

More info about asymptomatic testing

All testing takes place by appointment only at the Public Health Promotion Center inside the Mullins Center.

Testing is required for:

  • Students who reside on campus are required to be tested twice a week. In addition, off-campus students coming to campus for face-to-face classes, research labs or work are also required to be tested twice a week.
     
  • Undergraduate students who live in the Amherst area and are not coming to campus for classes are required to get tested twice a week.
     
  • Graduate students coming to campus are required to get tested twice a week.
     
  • Graduate students who live in the Amherst area and are not coming to campus for classes are strongly encouraged to get tested weekly. These students also have the option to be tested twice a week.
     
  • Faculty who are teaching or conducting research on campus are required to be tested weekly.
  • Clinical faculty who are working in healthcare facilities or University Health Services staff who are providing in-person healthcare are required to be tested twice weekly.

  • Staff who regularly work on campus are required to be tested weekly.

Amherst area is defined as Amherst, Hadley, Leverett, Belchertown,Pelham, Shutesbury and Sunderland.

Testing is also available by appointment for members of the local community aged 10 or older. Learn more about the community COVID-19 testing program.
 

SYMPTOMATIC TESTING
Students, faculty and staff shall conduct a daily self-screening. Students should go to the Campus Health Hub to conduct their Daily Self-Check. If you have a new symptom of COVID-19, text SYMPTOM to 413-944-8562.
More info about the Daily Self-Check and symptomatic testing. 

 

Results of Campus COVID-19 Testing 

bar graphGo to the Testing Dashboard to see the latest data on number of tests performed, positivity rates, and test turnaround times from symptomatic and asymptomatic testing at UMass Amherst. The Dashboard is updated daily.

How the campus responds to a confirmed COVID-19 case