Keeping a distance of at least six feet from other people is our best protection against COVID-19. Wearing a face covering is another important layer of protection to slow the spread of COVID-19. Working with our state partners at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), UMass Amherst has acquired cloth washable face coverings for each designated on-site employee.
The Office of Emergency Management is currently working with department personnel managers to distribute the face coverings over the next couple of weeks. Each on-site employee can receive two washable coverings to use while on campus.
“We have a long history of collaborating with MEMA, and we are very appreciative of our continued partnership in receiving these face coverings for designated on-site employees”, says Jeffrey Hescock, director of emergency management.
As we all to support each other’s health and well-being of our UMass community, remember Wearing is Caring!