Community Partnerships

Updated January 21, 2022

We often partner with the Town of Amherst and local organizations to serve our community. Our on-site joint activities include:

Community COVID Test Kit Pick-Up Location

PCR test kits are available while supplies last. We generally receive a new batch of kits on Fridays, but we often run out quickly. Please take only what you need and no more than 2 test kits per person.

DROP OFF LOCATION: Test kits should be dropped off at the Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst. There is an outdoor dropbox by the front entrance.

You can also get tested at the UMass Campus Center. Here are directions from the Jones Library to the Campus Center (PDF).

For more information, see Amherst Testing and UMass Testing.

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More Options for Testing

COVID Testing Locations Flyer
COVID Test Kits

Walk-In Emergency Assistance

Amherst Community Connections (ACC) provides information about emergency services including housing, rental assistance, food stamps, fuel & utility assistance, and emergency financial assistance to anyone in need. ACC has walk-in hours on Monday afternoons, except when the library is closed for holidays or inclement weather. No appointment is necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.

For those who cannot come during ACC's walk-in hours, an appointment can be made by calling the office at 413-345-0737.

Amherst Community Connections (ACC)