COVID-19

Most Recent Campus Messages:

September 22, 2020—Planning Update. COVID-19 HR Policies, Flu Clinics and Mammoths on Campus. Full message...

September 18, 2020—Planning Update. Emergency Leave Bank, Flu Clinics, Premium Pay Clarification and More. Full message...

September 16, 2020—Flu Clinics for Faculty and Staff. The College will provide flu shots. Full message...

The purpose of this page is to keep the Amherst College community updated on the status of the global COVID-19 outbreak and how the College is anticipating and responding to its impact on our community. We continue to closely monitor the situation and are in constant contact with state and local public health officials, colleagues at the Five Colleges and other relevant parties. This site will be updated as often as possible and will include information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other trusted sources. 

If you have questions about COVID-19 and Amherst College, you can reach out via email: covid19-info@amherst.edu


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COVID-19 Dashboard

See the results of testing of Amherst College faculty, staff, and students who are being tested routinely on campus. The data are updated every weekday.

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CARES Act

In March, 2020, the federal government enacted the CARES Act, which includes a Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. A portion of this fund must go directly to eligible students in the form of emergency financial aid grants. Learn more:

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Resources for the Amherst Community

From support for students’ wellbeing to technical help for working remotely, find a variety of resources from the College and beyond.

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Amherst@Home

Explore Amherst@Home, your one-stop shop for Amherst content to help you stay engaged, connected and entertained while you practice social distancing.