UMass Amherst COVID-19 Dashboard
Updated Nov. 18, 2021
This dashboard, updated every Thursday, includes the current vaccination rate and COVID-19 cases at UMass Amherst.
Students who have an approved COVID-19 vaccine medical or religious exemption are required to be tested twice a week. Faculty and staff who have an approved COVID-19 vaccine medical or religious exemption are required to be tested once a week.
Symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for students, faculty and staff on campus, regardless of vaccination status.
Vaccination Rates as of Nov. 18, 2021
Includes all individuals who are partially or fully vaccinated
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Students include domestic undergraduate and graduate students. The great majority of international students are also vaccinated. Some international students have been unable to arrive in the U.S. and others have not had access to a WHO-approved vaccine. These students are quarantined and provided with an approved vaccine upon arrival.
Positive Tests for the Week of Nov. 10-16, 2021
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Positive tests reflect information from multiple sources including university testing, Massachusetts Department of Public Health reports and self-reporting of results from outside testing facilities. Results received or processed after the close of the last dashboard date will be updated during the current reporting period.
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On-Campus Quarantine and Isolation Space Available
Due to full occupancy in residence halls, quarantine and isolation space on campus is limited. Isolation and quarantine for on-campus students should take place at their permanent/home residence. On-campus quarantine and isolation space will be made available only in limited instances. Since there is typically little time to prepare for isolation or quarantine when instructed to do so, the university has developed this planning guide to help individuals anticipate what they may need if they must isolate or quarantine.
Assessing the Data
As the fall semester unfolds, the university’s COVID-19 Implementation Group, PHPC, the Emergency Operations Team and other campus partners will continuously monitor public health conditions and will modify COVID-19 mitigation measures accordingly. A variety of considerations will be factored into decision making, including current positive case numbers, outcomes and severity of cases and trends, state and federal guidance, and the campus’ continuing ability to manage contact tracing, quarantine and isolation through the pandemic. As always, public health measures will meet or exceed state and federal COVID-19 guidelines.