August 18: Face Coverings Required in Indoor Spaces Regardless of Vaccination Status
As of today, August 18, 2021, as per the University of Maine System directive, face coverings are required indoors for all persons – students, staff, faculty, and visitors – regardless of vaccination status, when indoors at a University facility. This includes the Rec Center and Maine Bound. This is effective August 18, 2021, through September 30, 2021. Click here for details.
This means that everyone must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose at all times in the Rec Center, unless they are in the water (shower or pool), actively drinking a beverage, or eating. This is a requirement placed on us by the UMaine System, so please, take it easy on our student staff, who are required to enforce the rule.
“Face coverings are required indoors for all persons – students, staff, faculty and visitors – regardless of vaccination status when indoors at a University facility. This is effective August 18, 2021 through September 30, 2021. This requirement may be ended or extended depending on civil guidance, the trajectory of the pandemic and public health considerations. The University of Maine System carefully monitors public health guidance and data, and will update its requirements, including this face covering requirement, as warranted. This face covering requirement specifically will be reviewed by September 30, 2021. Continuation or easing of this protocol are both possible depending on circumstances.”