To: Participants in Research & Library Operating Plans (RLOPs)
From: Michael F. Malone, Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement
Subject: Change to COVID-19 Elevated Risk and RLOP Activities
Date: February 19, 2021
Cc: Campus Leadership Council, Provost, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs and Heads, Research Council, Research & Libraries Working Group, Research & Engagement Directors

Dear Colleagues,

I write to provide information on the impact of the decrease in COVID-19 Risk Level on campus from High to Elevated, effective February 22, 2021.

Students whose access to research facilities was suspended during the High Risk Level may resume approved activities starting on February 22 by:
  1. Confirming with the Faculty Lead or their designee that their access is approved.

  2. Demonstrating continued compliance with COVID-19 testing requirements by displaying a green Campus Health Hub checkmark when accessing facilities approved in the RLOP.
Please contact with questions.

Thank you very much for your continued attention to these important Health and Safety measures.

Stay Safe,


Michael F. Malone
Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement
University of Massachusetts Amherst
(413) 545-5270
Assistant: Christine Burnett,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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