On April 12, the college announced that, in addition to ending its Covid vaccine mandate, the Testing Center will be closing its doors, marking the end of a long-standing policy of on-campus, on-demand PCR testing.
Following the loosening of the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) mask guidelines earlier this week in which fully vaccinated people “no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting” [https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html] unless required by specific regulations, Buffalo Bills
Hantong Wu’23, receives his shot of the Covid-19 vaccine. Photos courtesy of Maria Stenzel © Amherst CollegeOn Wednesday, April 28, the college delivered the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine shot to 336 students and 42 staff and faculty members at no out-of-pocket cost in a pop-up clinic set up in Coolidge Cage.
The college hosted President of Moderna Stephen Hoge ’98 on Friday, April 23 as a part of the virtual Stories in STEM event series. The Cambridge-based biotechnology company has experienced tremendous growth since the pandemic began, as it has developed one of the world’s most effective vaccines against Covid-19.
The college will require all students to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before returning to campus for the Fall 2021 semester, the President’s Office announced on Friday, April 23. In the letter addressed to students, faculty and staff, President Biddy Martin relayed that more information will follow concerning how
As the rate of vaccination accelerates [https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/03/12/world/covid-19-coronavirus#covid-vaccine-pace-adults-eligible] in the U.S., normalcy seems to be in sight. On April 7, President Biddy Martin announced in a letter [https://www.amherst.edu/news/covid-19/community-messages/staying-in-touch/node/797790] to the Amherst
The college “is exploring transportation options” for students to receive vaccinations at off-campus locations, Dean of Students Liz Agosto informed students in an April 8 email. Agosto stated that the college will not be able to administer vaccines on campus as it has not been allocated any vaccines by the