Spring 2023 COVID-19 testing guidance for UMaine and UMaine Machias communities
This spring, there is no asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at the University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias or other University of Maine System universities. There also is no asymptomatic testing requirement for individuals with a vaccination-exemption. (Note: These requirements may be revised as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves or as public health best practices change or emerge.)
University community members on campus who are symptomatic are asked to wear a face covering and get tested for COVID-19. Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should follow CDC isolation guidelines, which currently recommend isolating at home for five days and wearing a face covering for an additional five days.
Anyone who tests negative for COVID-19 but is symptomatic is encouraged to contact their primary care physician. Symptomatic students testing negative for COVID-19 are encouraged to contact Cutler Health Center, and continue to wear a face covering until cleared by medical personnel.
More information about COVID-19 testing in Maine is online. The site includes information about how MaineCare members and parents of children covered by Cub Care can obtain free at-home test kits at retail pharmacies that accept MaineCare.