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Updated May 16, 2022

All eligible members of the campus community, including students, staff and faculty, are required to be vaccinated, with a booster shot, against COVID-19 for the Spring 2022 semester.

More information on the vaccination requirement for students

More information on the vaccination requirement for faculty and staff

Vaccination Policy

All UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff who have not received an official exemption are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including with a booster shot. 

More information on the vaccination requirement for students

More information on the vaccination requirement for faculty and staff

Getting Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at the UMass Vaccine Clinic on the lower level of the Campus Center by appointment only. Flu vaccinations are also available for students, staff and faculty.

More information on the advance testing expectation for students 

Go to the Vaccination FAQs 

Getting Tested for COVID-19 

Asymptomatic testing is available to any member of the UMass and local community through the Public Health Promotion Center and University Health Services.

See the COVID-19 Testing page for more information

Go to COVID-19 Testing FAQs

Face Mask/Covering Policy

Effective March 9, the campus has lifted its indoor mask requirement. In keeping with government guidance, individuals will be welcome to wear masks at their own discretion but will only be required to wear masks aboard public transportation (including PVTA buses) and in healthcare facilities (including University Health Services, Public Health Promotion Center, and Center for Counseling and Psychological Health). Masks will also be required in the Center for Early Education and Child Care. Masks are recommended for individuals or anyone in their household who have a weakened immune system or an increased risk for severe illness. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated and boosted should also continue to wear masks indoors.

See Face Mask FAQs

 

University Health Services

University Health Services (UHS) is UMass Amherst’s fully accredited health center, offering comprehensive care and referrals with a special focus on the needs and concerns of students. UHS is open by appointment only. Please do not come to the building without an appointment. 

Visit the UHS website for more information.