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UMass Amherst Will Require COVID-19 Booster For All Students Returning For Spring Semester

AMHERST (CBS) - UMass Amherst will require students returning for the spring to get a COVID-19 booster shot and get a COVID test two weeks before returning to school on Jan. 25.

The school said it plans to "provide a safe and robust student experience upon our return to campus in the spring."

The school said the campus Public Health Promotion Center will offer mail-in tests for students and will be open for in-person testing between Jan 10 and Jan. 13. Students can also get a COVID-19 test at a Stop the Spread location around Massachusetts.

UMass Amherst said it is also conducting wastewater testing and still has an indoor mask requirement. Currently, the school's positivity rate is 0.6%

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