July 31, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff, 

All-Staff Meeting Questions

Posed a question during the July 24 all-staff meeting that administrators didn’t have time to answer? Responses to many queries from that meeting and the all-staff meeting on July 7 have been posted to a newly created page on the College’s website. Answers to remaining questions will be added on a rolling basis, so please check that page regularly.

Masks Required in Town of Amherst Starting August 3

This week the Town of Amherst mandated that “all persons over the age of five must wear a face mask or covering…in any outdoor space accessible to the public” within a specific area of town starting Monday, August 3. Those found in violation of the order could be subject to a fine. Read more about the policy on the Town of Amherst website

Stay Informed

In this rapidly-changing environment, it can be hard to keep up with all of the information coming from multiple sources. Every effort is made to provide up-to-date information on the College’s COVID-19 website and to direct you to that information regularly through these Planning Updates. It is critical that all community members do their part to stay informed, so please take the time to review the information.

Remember, If you have questions about COVID-19 and Amherst College, you can also reach out via email: covid19-info@amherst.edu. Your question will be directed to the appropriate person for a response.