Massachusetts Education Dept. Asking Colleges and Universities to Ease Up on COVID Restrictions

Two cabinet secretaries within the Baker administration have written to public and private college presidents, encouraging them to consider relaxing mask requirements on campus.

UMass has had COVID restrictions in place since 2020 to ensure the public health and safety on campus, but some students think it might be time to ease some of these restrictions.

UMass Amherst continues a mask mandate for public spaces and encourages everyone to wear high filtration masks in public areas.

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