Students must also obtain a flu vaccine during the fall semester. participate in safe practices such as the use of hand sanitizers, prevention of facial touching, and sharing of food, beverages, utensils and similar items; and wash hands “with soap and water for at least 20 seconds often, especially after being touched in a public place or after blowing my nose, cough or belations, before touching food, and after using the bathroom,” according to the agreement. The “Protection of University and Local Communities” section of the agreement requires students to participate in safe practices to protect the Amherst community and other local communities. The letter of the commissions confirms the role and presence of students in supporting the local economy and quality education in public schools and expresses gratitude to the vast majority of university students who follow the guidelines of the agreement, such as wearing masks, desecration and preventing social meetings. The agreement underscores the highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and states that it is “possible to develop and tolerate the COVID-19 virus, even if [they] comply with all safety arrangements [in the agreement] and the health and medical professionals recommended by the CDC, local, government and federal.” However, these conditions only apply to students who remain on campus. Bockelman believes that all students, whether on or off campus, should be required to sign the agreement and abide by the new rules. Brandi Hephner LaBanc, vice-chancellor of students and campuses, said the agreement was aimed at strengthening “the fact that individual behaviour will be the main determinant of our success.” Students living on campus or using UMass campus facilities (libraries, rec centres, dining rooms, etc.) will need to sign a copy of this agreement at SPIRE in the fall of 2020, by July 31, 2020. If you have completed the agreement wrong or want to change your response, ask for a reset of the form. The agreement is divided into three main parts: “Protect Myself,” “Protect Others” and “Protect the University and Local Communities.” The agreement encourages students to develop an “isolation and quarantine plan” before returning to campus, and to “set up a go kit if [they] need to be isolated or isolated and cannot return to my room.” Students who choose to live in on-campus accommodation or who are considering spending time on campus must sign an agreement that commits to limiting their daily social contacts, wearing facial disguises outside their place of residence, limiting off-campus travel, not bringing clients into residences , to monitor any symptoms of COVID 19 on a daily basis and to “submit to on-demand testing for the virus” According to the school. In accordance with the agreement, students are expected to participate in testing and contact follow-up “in order to preserve the health of the community,” as well as “limit participation in personal courses, maintenance of necessary businesses, work, purchase and collection of meals, health care, outdoor activities and other necessary academic or private activities.” Students must limit personal travel outside Amherst and cannot accommodate outside visitors.