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, including information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other trusted sources. At present, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in our community.
If you have questions about COVID-19 and Amherst College, you can reach out via email:

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Amherst on Their Minds

We asked students what they miss most about being on campus, and if they’d like to give anyone a shout-out. Read their responses.

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

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Zoom Backgrounds

Bring a a little bit of Amherst to your remote workstation. Pick a campus photo or a Mammoth as your Zoom virtual background or computer wallpaper.

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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.