Medical Excuse Notes

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, verification of illness notes are not provided by University Health Services and should not be requested of students for acute illness. It is imperative that students with any symptoms of acute illness refrain from attending classes, for the health and safety of the campus. Students are not required to visit University Health Services except as needed to care for their illness, and should not be directed to any medical care facility for the purpose of obtaining a verification note.

If you have been asked to provide a medical excuse note for acute illness by a UMass professor, download and print or show them this letter from George Corey, MD, Executive Director of University Health Services.