UMass President Marty Meehan and the chancellors of the UMass campuses in Amherst, Boston Dartmouth, and Lowell announced today that the university will adjust student room, board and parking fees following the closure of residence halls in response to the coronavirus threat.
Medical face masks, which have fallen into short supply during the Covid-19 pandemic, endangering both frontline health care workers and their patients, may be safely reused after sterilization, according to initial results from urgent research conducted this week by a UMass Amherst environmental health scientist.
Doctors and nurses in emergency departments at four academic centers and four community hospitals in the Northeast reported a wide range of emotions triggered by patients, hospital resources and societal factors, according to a qualitative study led by a UMass Amherst social psychologist.
UMass Amherst embarked this week on a complete transition to remote learning for the balance of the spring semester, as faculty and staff quickly adapted the curriculum and organized a dedicated suite of resources for online learning in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
In an email to researchers on Monday, March 23, Mike Malone, vice chancellor for research and engagement, announced faculty directing research, who believe that any continued on-site research is critical, should submit a Laboratory Research Continuity Plan as soon as possible and continue critical activities until a response to the approval request is received.