Faculty, staff and students

What is the latest information on group sizes at UMaine?

May 9–23, the maximum indoor gathering limit will be up to 50% of permitted occupancy, with five persons per 1,000 square feet, or 50 persons, whichever is greatest and which allows for 6-foot physical distancing. The maximum outdoor gathering limit will be up to 75% of permitted occupancy that allows for 6-foot distancing. Beginning May […]

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What is the latest guidance about wearing face coverings on campus, and at UMaine offices and facilities statewide?

Required: Face coverings are required at all times when indoors on University property or in University administered facilities. More details, exceptions and information are below. This applies to anyone present: students, staff, faculty, guests and all other individuals. Recommended: Face coverings are recommended but not required when outdoors in circumstances that make physical distancing difficult to maintain. […]

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I am fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Does that change what I can do on campus at UMaine and UMM, and in university facilities and offices statewide?

All health and safety protocols are in effect on UMaine and UMM campuses, and in our facilities and offices statewide, including wearing face coverings indoors and out, and maintaining 6 feet of social distancing. Students and employees who have been on campus or on-site in university facilities this semester will continue to participate in weekly […]

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What guidance does Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center provide for students at Cutler Health Center regarding symptomatic COVID-19 testing?

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center at Cutler Health Center provides students receiving symptomatic COVID-19 testing with the following information and two fact sheets regarding quarantine and isolation: Now that I have been tested, what happens next? After being swabbed for Coronavirus (COVD-19; SARS COV2), the test is sent to the lab for analysis. Running […]

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I’m a university employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 with a RT PCR diagnostic test and has completed the isolation period. Now I’ve been told that I’m a close contact to someone who has tested positive. Can I still come to work on-site?

If you are asymptomatic after a positive COVID19 RT PCR diagnostic test within the last 90 days, you can continue to work on-site on campus or at a UMaine facility statewide. If you are symptomatic, consult with your primary care physician before returning to work on-site.

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What should UMaine or UMM employees do when someone in their workplace whom they have been with on-site tests positive or is a close contact to someone who has tested positive?

If you or people you know in the UMaine or UMM communities have concerns about COVID-19 symptoms, close contact or a positive test, please fill out the self-reporting form. Employees also can contact their Human Resources partners, call the COVID-19 info line — 207.581.2681 or email umaine.alerts@maine.edu. If you are considered a close contact, you […]

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Should individual employees be using the supplies request form to place PPE orders in order to conduct research and other activities specific to their research groups?

No. The COVID-19 Essential Supplies Request Form was not designed for individuals to order supplies. UMaine’s Emergency Operations Center supply chain was developed to document all supplies directly relate to the COVID 19 mitigation efforts. Depending how a division is organized, unit supervisors or above should be the only ones placing orders. Those orders should also intersect […]

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