"With the health and safety of our community remaining our first priority, we want to plot a thoughtful and strategic path to overcoming our present challenges that will result in the return to a full, in-person university experience as quickly as possible. At this time, however, the seriousness and unpredictability of the pandemic present an uncomfortable degree of uncertainty and anxiety for us all. Given this uncertainty, we are committed to developing a sustainable model for how to conduct teaching, research and scholarship under these new and evolving circumstances." Read the entire update...
On May 18 Governor Baker released guidance on the four-phased approach on reopening Massachusetts. The university’s previously announced policy that “only onsite personnel should report to campus, unless contacted by a supervisor” remains in effect until the university examines the guidance and determines the campus’ approach to next steps.
The UMass Amherst emergency fund helps students who are facing extra challenges from loss of income, additional housing expenses, technology needs and other expenses resulting the COVID-19 crisis.
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Working with partners at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), UMass Amherst has acquired cloth face coverings for use by designated on-site employees.
Professor Jonathan Rothstein is part of a multi-institutional research team developing a system for COVID-19 testing using a device similar to breathalyzer.
Michael F. Malone, vice chancellor for research and engagement, writes that based on state plans and requirements, UMass Amherst research labs and related facilities will begin opening in stages.
Multiple federal and state agencies are reporting an increase in fraudulent unemployment claims exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically of public sector employees.
A new video gives information on best practices and protocols to keep the university safe as we undertake a phased reopening of campus.
Public wireless service is now available in a new outdoor location in the southwest area of the UMass Amherst campus. Anyone with a wireless-ready device can connect to the unrestricted UMASS-OPEN network
Pointing to the financial hardships that many Massachusetts families are facing and in consultation with campus chancellors, UMass President Marty Meehan today said he will recommend a tuition freeze for the university’s nearly 50,000 in-state undergraduate students during the upcoming academic year.