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Chancellor Collins encourages unity as campus responds to pandemic

UMass Medical School Communications

March 23, 2020

In a video recorded on Monday, March 23, Chancellor Michael F. Collins is urging members of the UMass Medical School community to continue working closely together, even as many do their jobs from home in keeping with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s state of emergency declaration during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My message today is that together, we can get through this,” Chancellor Collins said. “I don’t know when and I don’t know how but I am certain that our best way to deal with what is before us is by sticking together. In the days ahead, please continue to reach out to each other. Please forward ideas that you think we need to hear. I know that you will continue to do your best to help us move forward with our mission areas; for that I am most grateful.”

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