AMHERST (CBS) — UMass Amherst will allow tailgating on campus this Saturday. COVID restrictions will be in place.
Last weekend, the school canceled tailgating due to a spike in coronavirus breakthrough cases but students held a large off-campus party instead.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
There were 371 COVID-19 cases reported by the university from Sept. 8-14.READ MORE: Hurley: Even In Defeat, Tom Brady Just Delivers
Nearly 97% of students and faculty are vaccinated and 1.7% of them have tested positive. In comparison, 10% of individuals who were given exemptions have tested positive.MORE NEWS: Boston City Workers Given Additional Week To Show Proof Of COVID Vaccination
The school is urging everyone to get tested and vaccinated.