Environmental Health and Safety and Emergency Management is pleased to welcome Katherine Dorrity as Assistant Director of Emergency Management.

Kate comes to UMass with a strong Emergency Management background in Higher Education.  Most recently, Kate was Assistant Director of Emergency Management and Continuity at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was instrumental that institution’s COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as having served as EOC Manager during her time at IU. 

EH&S recently held a lab safety event to complement our online trainings.  Activities included evaluating a mock lab for safety, demonstration of how to safely use biosafety cabinets, hands-on lessons in how to use meters to detect radioactive materials, and use of fire extinguishers.  Participants were also able to try on and order lab coats and safety glasses, learn about different types of gloves, and get samples of PPE, safety posters, and other safety swag.  There was also plenty of candy for all and chances to win lunch at the Blue Wall!

Upcoming walk-in hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through June 4, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  If you prefer to make an appointment for a vaccine, please go to the Vaccine Appointment Scheduling page.

For more information on vaccinations on campus visit UMass Vaccine Clinic Webpage.

Visit UMass Amherst Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for resources and updates on the University's COVID-19 response. This site provides the latest campus news and comprehensive information. 

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