Faculty, staff and students

What do I need to bring to my phase six COVID-19 testing appointments on campus?

Note Feb. 12 update: Testing participants can hydrate with water up to 30 minutes before their appointments. When you come for your testing appointment: Wear your face covering. Bring your cell phone. Bring your appointment ticket, either on your phone or printed. Bring your MaineCard. Bring this form, filled out, to your first appointment.   Remember: […]

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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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Message to UMaine students — January 16

Welcome back! As we are about to begin our spring semester, we wanted to share some very important information regarding COVID testing for our campus. Starting on Tuesday, January 19th, the next round of required testing for students will begin. Please note there have been significant changes this semester and all details can be found […]

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What are the latest UMS updates for employees pertaining to available leave options, pay guidance, COVID-19 testing and training resources?

FFCRA Extended to March 31, 2021 Please take note that the original Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) legislation expired December 31, 2020. However, employers such as the University of Maine System have been granted the option to allow employees to continue to access any unused FFCRA sick leave/family care balances up to the limit of […]

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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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What is the latest guidance on group size limits on campus and public access?

The University of Maine System’s latest guidance is online. A link to Chancellor Malloy’s Nov. 13 community message is online. It includes the following information regarding the overall special provisions in place regarding its general operations and in-person activities: Public access to campus: For the time being and until at least Thanksgiving, members of the general […]

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Do students have a Pass/Fail option in fall 2020?

Updated December 14, 2020: L grade guidance, clarifications about Pass/Fail and Helpful hints have been added below:  Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in University of Maine classes have the option to convert their fall 2020 class(es) from graded to Pass/Fail, or to withdraw from one or more classes without academic penalty (equivalent to a grade […]

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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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