Pricey Campus Community,
We continue on to watch COVID-19 developments in our group by means of our symptomatic, adaptive and voluntary tests method as perfectly as wastewater surveillance. The most up-to-date COVID-19 testing information for the UMass group from Feb. 9-15 exhibits 456 new constructive situations. The university’s cumulative positivity level is 7.38%, compared to past week’s level of 7.76%. The state’s 7-day positivity fee is 2.90%.
Persons testing beneficial continue on to report they are suffering from small to moderate signs or symptoms of an infection, and there are no hospitalizations to report. Conditions are predominately between undergraduate pupils linked to un-masked social pursuits. We understand we continue being earlier mentioned the regional and point out positivity charges, but we’re inspired by this week’s slight decline in positivity. When monitoring scenario numbers in a hugely vaccinated population has develop into a lot less important in examining campus overall health, it does continue being a worthwhile metric.
All through the pandemic we have made our selections based on federal and state guidance as well as regional problems and the unique factors of communal existence on a big household campus. We are checking the modifying assistance on mask carrying and will combine that into our assessment of our certain campus and community group conditions. Based mostly on latest circumstances, our indoor mask requirement continues to be in result.
In the meantime, we require to keep on to do what’s needed to retain our local community protected. The UMass community is welcome to come to the Public Wellness Marketing Centre at the Campus Middle to select up KN95 masks and check kits each 7 days, as we have an sufficient offer.
We also carry on to maintain COVID-19 vaccine clinics two days each 7 days. Vaccine clinics are made available on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. by means of March 10. Stroll-ins will be recognized, but we really encourage absolutely everyone to book an appointment.
Please continue on to check on your own for COVID-19 signs every working day just before coming to campus. If you experience unwell, continue to be household and get examined. UHS has symptomatic screening available for learners, or, if you have an unobserved exam package on hand…