BDN interviews President Ferrini-Mundy about UMS vaccine stance
University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the University of Maine System’s stance on COVID-19 vaccination. While UMS will not require students and employees to obtain a vaccine, the system encourages it, and the president said it will discuss the importance of vaccination with the campus community. “Even if it’s not required, this will be kind of rolled out and discussed on our campuses in the same way that we’ve been working on testing,” she said, “if we could offer it tomorrow, from what we’re hearing, there’s great interest and great commitment to the idea of participating.” The Associated Press, WABI (Channel 5) and the Portland Press Herald also covered the announcement of the university’s vaccine stance. WHDH (Channel 7 in Boston), the Washington Times, The Ridgefield Press, The Hour and the East Oregonian shared the AP story.