Statement of Shared Responsibility in Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic

Community safety during a pandemic is a collective responsibility. The ability of the Amherst College community to thrive during the current COVID-19 pandemic is contingent upon a shared understanding that we each have a role in taking steps that promote not only our own health but the health of the other individuals with whom we share our campus.

In furtherance of this important community goal, and in accordance with public health guidance, Amherst College requires that all students, faculty, and staff abide by:

  1. All applicable laws, regulations, and guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control,
    as well as state and local public health authorities; and
  2. All other safety precautions promulgated by Amherst College. The college will maintain a
    publicly-available listing of these safety precautions online at:
    1. On-Campus Community Expectations (for students)
    2. Faculty & Staff Guide to Returning to Campus (for faculty and staff)

These listings may be updated over time.

The college encourages everyone to do their best to honor not only the letter, but also the spirit of any safety precautions. Students, faculty, and staff who do not adhere to applicable safety precautions may be subject to disciplinary action under applicable processes. Such disciplinary action may range from a verbal warning to separation from the college.