January 9, 2021

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

  • We received a positive test result this morning for a staff member, and they are now in isolation at home. One close contact who has been identified by our contact tracing staff is in quarantine at home.
  • The staff member will continue to be monitored by the College. The dashboard will be updated on Monday morning.
  • As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise across the country, we urge you to:

o   Follow the College’s health and safety processes, protocols and guidelines, including Massachusetts guidance updates and Travel Orders.

o   Reach out for support services (for students):

o   For all faculty, staff and students not living on campus who develop symptoms, call your own healthcare providers directly. Additional support for employees is available through New Directions, the College’s resource for life services support.

o   Refer to the College’s COVID-19 webpage for answers to frequently asked questions and the latest announcements. You can also reach out via email: covid19-info@amherst.edu.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

John Carter
Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety