Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Area Colleges Closing

You have probably heard by now that UMass Amherst, Smith and Amherst Colleges and Harvard University are closing next week.  They are switching their students to online coursework.  Of course that affects our community as many many people that live around here work at UMass or one of the area colleges, or provide services for them.  What is going to happen?  It hasn't been announced yet.  Health insurance and some kind of disability pay are probably going to be available for a few weeks.  But after that?  Nobody knows.  Some colleges seem to think this will all go away in the spring.  I for one do not believe that.  I am preparing for the worst, and so should you.

Here's the UMass Amherst announcement: