UMass Amherst Announces Operating Plan for Spring 2021 Semester – BusinessWest

UMass Amherst announced its spring 2021 operating plan, inviting additional students to return to campus to advance their studies. The plan prioritizes public health and safety, including expansion of the university’s successful COVID-19 testing program.  Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy, in a message to the campus community, noted that “our strategic focus is on advancing students’ academic progress toward degree completion while providing a campus environment that meets federal and state health and safety protocols for mitigating COVID-19.” Specific cohorts of undergraduate students will be given the option to live on campus, representing about 60% of the typical residential population.

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