WABI reports on virtual town hall about COVID-19 testing plan

WABI (Channel 5) covered the University of Maine virtual town hall during which plans for testing students and employees were outlined by Joan Ferrini-Mundy, president of the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Machias. “It begins with obtaining evidence of a negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test or of actually testing about 12,500 students across the University of Maine System between July 22 and Sept. 4,” explained Ferrini-Mundy. “So, it has started already.” Dick Young, associate executive director of Auxiliary Services, and Melissa Maginnis, assistant professor of microbiology and chair of the University of Maine System Scientific Advisory Board, also discussed topics, including establishing a campus testing site, and plans for testing throughout the semester.