If the campuswide siren sounds:

  • Check your cellphone for a text message.
  • Check umaine.edu for emergency information.
  • Check your email.

If those options are not available, call 581.INFO (581.4636) to listen to a recorded message with more information.

Additional updates

Community reminder: Take preventative measures during flu season, Feb. 3, 2020

Influenza has been confirmed in all 16 counties in Maine, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). In addition, Maine CDC is monitoring coronavirus, which has been reported in the United States, but not in this state as of today.

Members of the University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias communities are reminded that influenza vaccination is strongly encouraged throughout the flu season and is still widely available.

Maine CDC recommends the following preventative measures during cold and flu season:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer between hand washings

  • Cover your cough: Use tissues or cough into your sleeve.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

  • Get Vaccinated: Maine CDC recommends vaccination for everyone aged 6 months and older, especially for those people who are at high risk of serious complications from the flu. Influenza vaccine is provided at no cost by the state of Maine for children under the age of 19 years. The vaccine, which offers protection in 14 days, is still available through school-sponsored clinics, health care providers, and many local pharmacies.

Additional information is on the UMaine website.

Members of the UMaine and UMM communities with questions or concerns can call the Division of Student Life, 207.581.1406.


Community reminder: Take steps to prevent the flu, Jan. 22, 2020

Influenza activity in the state of Maine is widespread, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). The Maine CDC data indicates outpatient medical facilities for influenza-like illness visits continue to increase ahead of last year, same time period.

Members of the University of Maine community are reminded that it is not too late to get vaccinated. Vaccination can reduce illness and prevent hospitalization and death. Influenza vaccination is strongly encouraged throughout the season and is still widely available.

Maine CDC recommends the following the “No Flu For U” preventative measures:

  • Wash your hands frequently to prevent transmission of influenza and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer between hand washings.
  • Cover your cough: Use tissues, or cough into your sleeve.
  • Stay home when you are sick, Symptomatic individuals should remain home until 24 hours after fever resolves without the use of medications.
  • Get vaccinated: Maine CDC recommends vaccination for everyone aged 6 months and older, especially for those people who are at high risk of serious complications from the flu. The influenza vaccine is provided at no cost by the state of Maine for children under the age of 19 years. The vaccine, which offers protection in 14 days, is still available through school-sponsored clinics, health care providers and many local pharmacies.