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: Judge Will Not Block COVID Vaccine Mandate For Massachusetts Correction Officers
There were 371 COVID-19 cases reported by the university from Sept. 8-14.READ MORE: 'I Know A Lot Of People Who Have Quit': Friday Deadline For Boston Hospital Employees To Get COVID Vaccine
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: WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Partners With FEMA On New Emergency Studio In Hull
The school is urging everyone to get tested and vaccinated.