Offering words of support to the campus community in Amherst and beyond, the Office of Equity and Inclusion sent a message, with information on resources for those experiencing bias or discrimination in matters related to the coronavirus.
Residence Life will be housing the remaining 577 UMass Amherst students on campus in approximately 20 of the university’s 51 residence halls, and has begun a sequenced process to consolidate locations this weekend.
As efforts across the state, the nation and the world to contain COVID-19 continue to intensify, UMass Amherst has suspended all in-person classes, including laboratory, studio, capstone and graduate courses, until the end of the semester.
All campus personnel who are concerned about potential exposure because they believe an employee has tested positive, is presumptive positive, or has been in contact with someone they think has been infected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), should contact the COVID-19 HR Response Teamat 413-687-2283 or COVID19HR@umass.edu
In response to heightened concerns about the spread of coronavirus and Governor Charlie Baker’s declaration of a state of emergency, the university will transition to online learning on March 23 at the conclusion of spring break.