Please visit this page frequently for updates, and contact us at hr@amherst.edu should you have any questions.  We are happy to help!

Visit the Amherst College COVID-19 website for more information.


College-Sponsored Travel

  • College-sponsored travel by vaccinated individuals may begin June 1 in a limited fashion for essential trips when the work cannot be done remotely. 

COVID-19 Remote Work Policy

  • The COVID-19 Remote Work Policy provides guidance on responsibilities, limitations and expectations of employees who would like to continue working remotely or request a remote work arrangement.

COVID-19 Unpaid Leave of Absence Policy

  • The COVID-19 Unpaid Leave of Absence Policy provides employees who may not be able to return to work on campus due to COVID-19 related issues and have exhausted other leave balances with the opportunity to take a leave of absence without pay.

COVID-19 Emergency Leave Bank Policy

  • The purpose of this policy is to provide Amherst College staff with flexibility in navigating severe hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy is intended to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and guidance, including Internal Revenue Notice 2006-59.

COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Information

  • Amherst College is requiring that all staff and faculty be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester.

COVID-19 Vaccination Verification

  • Information regarding COVID-19 vaccination verifications for on-campus and remote employees.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Information about the College's COVID-19 updates

Massachusetts COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program

  • Information about the Commonwealth’s new temporary sick leave program for certain reasons related to COVID-19.

New Enhancements to Care.com Benefit – Effective September 1, 2020

  • The College has added enhancements to the current Care.com Benefit for benefits eligible faculty and staff.

Online Health Status Survey

  • For the health and safety of the Amherst College community, anyone designated to return to work on campus is required to fill out the health status survey each day that they plan to come to campus.

Options for Employees Who Are Unable to Work

  • The Options for Employees Who Are Unable to Work is a chart summarizing leaves and options available to staff who are unable to work.

Quarantine and Isolation Leave Policy

  • The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance regarding leave time available to staff during a COVID-19 related period of quarantine and/or isolation.

Return to Work - OHR Review Process

  • The Return to Work - OHR Review Process provides guidance on the process to request a leave or accomodation if the employee is not able to work, and provides a list of who to contact in the Office of Human Resources in connection to various questions.