Health and safety

Important update on phase six asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on campus

Note Feb. 12 update: Testing participants can hydrate with water up to 30 minutes before their appointments. As University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy mentioned in his community message this afternoon, technological challenges on the first day of Shield T3 asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on campus led to problems scanning the QR codes on the saliva […]

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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 is the latest guidance about phase six on-campus testing?

Note Feb. 12 update: Testing participants can hydrate with water up to 30 minutes before their appointments. In the interest of community safety and well-being as part of a safe return to in-person instruction in the spring 2021 semester, University of Maine COVID-19 phase six weekly asymptomatic testing for all members of the UMaine community who […]

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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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I have tested positive for COVID-19. Will I need to be retested on campus?

According to the federal CDC, for persons previously diagnosed with symptomatic COVID-19 who remain asymptomatic after recovery, retesting is not recommended within 90 days after the date of symptom onset for the initial COVID-19 infection. For persons who develop new symptoms consistent with COVID-19 during the 90 days after the date of initial symptom onset, […]

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What PPE is there on campus for community members?

Employees returning to work on campus receive a back-to-campus kit containing two face coverings, a personal-size bottle of hand sanitizer, cardholder for mobile phone and touchless door opener. Protective measures campuswide include hand sanitizer stations and hygiene barriers in services areas. Signage is strategically placed as a reminder to maintain social distancing, the need for […]

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I have not been identified as a close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, but I feel I should be tested. Where can I go for a test?

Please note: Costs may be associated with tests at community sites; check with the facility administering your test for any related fee information. Maine CDC lists the Swab & Send Sites and the Rapid Testing Sites statewide on this website. You can contact Northern Light Health on Union Street in Bangor, 1.844.489.1822, or Penobscot Community […]

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What special cleaning is being done on campus in response to COVID-19?

According to federal health and safety guidance, no special personal protective equipment (PPE) or cleaning processes are needed for cleaning above and beyond normal practices. UMS Safety Management has instituted protocols for use of disinfectants rated to work on coronavirus. Restrooms campuswide are cleaned and disinfected daily. Hand sanitation stations are being added campuswide. The […]

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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 does it mean for members of the UMaine community to quarantine and isolate?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease. Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious […]

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Does the university have a COVID-19 Response Team?

For several months’ members of the University of Maine Community have been working to effectively reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission and plan for containment should an outbreak occur. Reduction strategies range from issuing hand sanitizer to developing high-level safety zones and operating protocols for our research facilities. These collaborative efforts are being guided by […]

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Are face coverings required at UMaine and UMM?

Yes. More information is online under the heading: Should I wear a face covering while working? University of Maine System Safety Management also has a video about protocols for voluntary use of filtering facepieces and cloth face coverings. Signage at street entrances confirms that face coverings are required by everyone while on campus.

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