UMass Amherst is joining with nearly 600 colleges and universities to participate in the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, a new initiative by the White House, the U.S. Department of Education and the American College Health Association.
What a remarkable academic year we have all been through! As we breathe a sigh of relief and take a moment to reflect on one of the most challenging periods in our 158-year history, we should be proud of what we have accomplished together over the past year. I am in awe of you, our dedicated faculty and staff, for all that you have done to keep this university thriving.
A message from Human Resources regarding information on various workplace matters, including how and when we will resume our on-campus functions. Additional information can be found on HR’s Fall 2021 website.
During the course of the academic year the Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) has closely monitored COVID-19 test results. In this, our final weekly update for the semester, we are pleased to share data that reflects our community’s commitment to public health — to date the PHPC has conducted over 500,000 COVID tests and administered over 30,000 COVID-19 vaccines.
We strongly urge all UMass community members to be vaccinated as soon as possible. To make it even easier, walk-up vaccinations as well as appointments are available this week at the UMass Vaccine Clinic, located on the first floor of the Campus Center. Remember to bring a copy of your insurance card with you.
As a direct result of Governor Baker’s announcement earlier this week that the Commonwealth is further reducing pandemic restrictions, a limited number of registered guests — two people per graduate — are invited to the commencement ceremonies.
The UMass Public Vaccine Clinic has additional appointments available this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Act now to schedule an appointment. We strongly urge all UMass community members to be vaccinated as soon as possible. We are currently administrating the Pfizer vaccine.
The Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) is closely monitoring COVID-19 test results. Trends and the positivity rate at UMass Amherst remain encouraging. The positivity rate for last week (April 12-18) was 0.22%, making it the sixth consecutive week of having a positivity rate under 0.26%.
The Public Health Promotion Center (PHPC) is closely monitoring COVID-19 test results. Trends and the positivity rate at UMass Amherst remain encouraging. The positivity rate for last week (April 5-11) was 0.22%, making it the fifth consecutive week of having a positivity rate under 0.26%. Comparatively, the state’s current seven-day positivity rate is 2.39%.