Health and safety

What should first-year students and other members of the university community know about COVID-19 vaccinations for fall 2021?

The University of Maine System (UMS) continues to strongly encourage all community members — students, staff and faculty — to be fully vaccinated when returning to campus. All members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, including Incoming first-year students, can record their vaccination information on our secure campus portal. You will need your MaineStreet username […]

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What is the latest health and safety guidance regarding face coverings in UMaine and UMaine Machias buildings, and about vaccinations for those returning to campus?

On July 16, the University of Maine System announced arrival testing, quarantine plans and the continued requirement of face coverings for unvaccinated members of the university communities and outlined exemptions from COVID-19 safety practices available for students and employees who verify their vaccination status before Aug. 20. UMS also launched a Shot Clock campaign that includes weekly selections […]

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Update: Public COVID-19 vaccination clinics at UMaine in August and September

A series of public COVID-19 vaccination clinics, offered in partnership with Penobscot Community Health Center, will be held at the University of Maine in August and September offering the two-shot Pfizer vaccine. The clinics will be held in Coe Room, Memorial Union, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Wednesdays, August: 4, 11, 18, 25; and September: […]

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What do I need to know about phase seven COVID-19 asymptomatic testing on campus, and at UMaine offices and facilities statewide? Do I still have to test weekly if I’m fully vaccinated?

Phase seven COVID-19 asymptomatic testing on our campuses and at UMaine facilities statewide begins next week and continues throughout the summer. All UMaine and UMM community members who submit bona fide verification of vaccination can be exempted from asymptomatic testing by uploading their vaccination cards to the UMS PointnClick Web App (https://umaineportal.pointnclick.com). At UMaine, weekly […]

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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 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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