COVID-19 Protocols

March 1, 2024

In accordance with new protocols issued by the Center for Disease Control and Protection, members of our community who test positive for COVID-19 no longer need to follow an isolation protocol.  

  • If you have symptoms, stay home/ limit your circulation outside of your residence hall room until your symptoms are mild and improving and it has been a day since you’ve had a fever without the use of fever reducing medication. This is true for all other respiratory infections as well, such as influenza and RSV. 
  • At-home antigen tests and KN-95 masks are available for community members in the lobby of the Amherst College Police Department/Services Building and the Student Affairs office in 207 Keefe Campus Center.
  • Masks are not required at Health Services. However, any student with a fever, cough, sore throat, congestion, or any other symptoms of acute illness who visits the Health Center should wear a mask.
  • Anyone who is symptomatic should wear a mask and immediately test for COVID-19. (See above for where to get a test.)
  • Members of the community with upper respiratory symptoms (but not COVID-19) are strongly encouraged to wear masks to protect the health of other community members.
  • Masking is optional and welcomed everywhere on campus. 
  • All members of the Amherst Community are encouraged to get COVID-19 vaccine as appropriate.