Faculty and staff information

How do self-administered T3 tests on campus work?

Shield T3 self-collected COVID-19 saliva test kits will be used for symptomatic testing on campus. Read the instructions included in the test kit to understand the process fully before beginning your sample self-collection. A how-to video is online. Note: After collecting your saliva sample, you have 12 hours to: 1) activate your test kit in […]

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If I have tested positive for COVID-19 or if I am a close contact, what should I do?

To determine how long you need to isolate, quarantine, or take other steps to prevent spreading COVID-19, please refer to the CDC’s ‘Quarantine and Isolation Calculator’ found on the CDC Quarantine and Isolation Protocols. More information about student quarantine, isolation and support services is online. More information about exemptions from quarantine and testing for employees […]

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What is the latest face covering guidance for UMaine and UMaine Machias?

According to current University of Maine System guidance, in general, face coverings are optional and welcomed across the University of Maine System, indoors and outdoors for all persons regardless of vaccination status. There are many important exceptions, including in classrooms, when face coverings will or may continue to be required. Those exceptions and many other details […]

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How do vaccinated members of the university communities provide documentation of vaccination?

All members of the university communities, including incoming new employees and undergraduate, transfer and graduate students, should upload their vaccination information via PointNClick, our secure online portal. You will need your MaineStreet username and password to log on. Detailed instructions can be found online. University community members can verify that their vaccination cards are uploaded […]

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Where can I find credible information about COVID-19 vaccines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has good advice on this, as well as a page about myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s the CDC’s key things to know about COVID-19 vaccines: COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of […]

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Why should I get vaccinated? What are the benefits?

First, as you can learn at the CDC and other resources referenced above, vaccinations are great protection from serious illness and death from COVID-19.    Second, vaccinated UMaine or UMaine Machias students and employees who have verified their status by uploading their vaccination cards to the secure campus portal currently are exempt from on-campus COVID-19 testing […]

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Where can I get a flu shot?

Members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities are encouraged to seek out flu shots at local health care facilities or pharmacies, or their primary care physician. If there is a flu vaccination clinic on campus, as has occurred in past years, campuswide notices will be sent.

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