March 23, 2020
Dear Faculty and Staff,
Here is the update for March 23, 2020.
Stay-at-Home Advisory from the Governor
This morning, Governor Charlie Baker issued a stay-at-home advisory, effective tomorrow, March 24, starting at noon, until Tuesday, April 7, at noon. The order reads, in part: “Residents are advised to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel and other unnecessary activities during this two-week time period. Residents over 70 years of age or with underlying health conditions, who are considered at high risk when exposed to COVID-19, should limit social interactions with other people as much as possible.” Given that Amherst falls into a category of businesses that provide what the state considers “COVID-19 Essential Services,” employees deemed essential by the College should still report to work. (Those who have questions about whether or not they are in that category should speak with their supervisors.) Those who can work remotely should stay at home. We encourage all to continue to follow COVID-19 social distancing practices, and thank our staff who work to keep our campus safe every day.