Amherst COVID-19

Welcome to the COVID-19 community resource page for the Town of Amherst

Have a COVID-19 Question or Concern?

Call us at (413) 259-2425 or Email us at

Laboratory Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Cases in Amherst:

Active Cases: 160 | Cumulative Cases: 1002

(as of 1/15/21 at 8:45 AM)

Mask Order

Governor Baker issued an Order effective November 6, 2020 requiring face masks or cloth face coverings in all public places, whether indoors or outdoors, even where they are able to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. Masks or face coverings are encouraged but not required for children between the ages of 2 and 5. For more details, please visit:

The revised order still allows for an exception for residents who cannot wear a face-covering due to a medical or disabling condition, but it allows employers to require employees to provide proof of such a condition. It also allows schools to require that students participating in in-person learning provide proof of such a medical or disabling condition.

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