The University's Response

Our comprehensive plan, Black Bears Care, allows for all of us to reduce the risk posed by the Coronavirus pandemic by taking certain precautions.

These documents provide more about what UMaine is doing to keep everyone safe and the expectations for every member of our community in the form of the Black Bear Pact, where we ask that you protect yourself and protect the College of Our Hearts Always!


Black Bears Care

The University of Maine | Black Bear Pact

As a Black Bear, I am committed to the following:


  1. Monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19 personally and via the symptom monitoring app. Report to a medical professional if fever of 100.4° F (38° C) or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste or smell
  2. Self-report at if a medical professional has asked you to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19 diagnosis or close contact
  3. Wash my hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
  4. Get vaccinated for the flu each fall
  5. Get vaccinated for COVID-19
  6. Keep myself educated on the COVID vaccination and symptoms 
  7. Upload your vaccination card here


  1. Keep clothing, belongings, personal spaces and shared common spaces clean
  2. Carefully observe instructional signs and follow directions
  3. Minimize travel outside the local area to help prevent community transmission
  4. Stay home if feeling ill 
  5. Wear an appropriate face covering, as mandated by the University of Maine
  6. Be positive, sensitive and helpful to anyone around who may be troubled or struggling

For up to date information visit (for campus specifics), and (for University of Maine System). If you have questions, contact the COVID Hotline at 207.581.2681

Black Bears Care Plan

Black Bears Care is the public health/social conscience plan for the University of Maine community to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The University of Maine continues to develop tools and protocols for the successful resumption of instruction and activities, working in conjunction with the University of Maine System, and state and federal offices.

During these unprecedented times, with the impact of a global pandemic, we continue to define tomorrow. 

It will require every one of us to do our part to keep our community safe as we return for a new academic year.


CDC Information

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provide informed guidance about reducing the risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a variety of posters, some of which are provided below. Feel free to post and share as appropriate.

For members of the UMaine community, this page, the email and a COVID-19 information line — 207.581.2681 — will be maintained with campus and UMS updates, answers to frequently asked questions, and information on resources.