Testing, Travel, Masks: Updates For Week 10

Dear Residents,

Our 7-day COVID-19 positivity rate for campus is currently 0.26%, and UMass Amherst remains in ‘guarded’ operational posture. As we begin week 10 of the semester, let’s all remain vigilant so that we can enjoy spring with fewer restrictions and more opportunities for in-person connections.

  • Stay Up-to-date on Testing!
    Compliance with required twice-weekly testing is always important, but especially so if you’ve been traveling or socializing with people outside of your bubble. If you visited with friends or family last week or over the weekend, follow state travel guidance and limit your contacts until you receive both of your test results for this week.
  • Keep Your Mask Up!
    Wearing a mask continues to be one of the best ways of stopping the virus from spreading. Mask-wearing is most effective when everybody wears one. Remember to wear your mask whenever you are out of your residence hall room, and remind your friends to wear theirs.
  • Remain Guarded!
    Things are trending in the right direction at UMass, but we need to stay alert. Guest restrictions remain in place for campus, gatherings in residence hall rooms are limited to the number of assigned occupants plus 1, and residence hall common areas have posted occupancy limits. Not sure how to socialize safely under our current operational posture? Check out What Your Bubble Can Do!

With your help, we can finish the semester strong. Thank you for all you are doing to keep yourself and the community safer. 

Thank you,

Jean Ahlstrand MacKimmie
Director, Residence Education

 


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