AMHERST (CBS) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst is placing stricter restrictions on its students after an increase in COVID-19 cases. Between Feb. 1 and 3, there were 239 new cases reported within the school community.
The spike is predominately among undergraduate students.READ MORE: Somerville Woman Accused Of Drunk Driving After Crashing Into Pole In NH
Starting Friday, no student gatherings of any size permitted on or off-campus. The Campus Recreation Center is limited to virtual activities, there will be no in-person dining, building access is restricted, and visitors are not allowed.READ MORE: Three Men Charged In Cheating Scheme At Encore Boston Harbor
The school said there was “no indication at this time of increased transmission rates between students and university staff.”MORE NEWS: Stores Are Closing But This Discount Chain Plans To Move In
In-person and hybrid learning will continue as planned.