Testing

What kind of tests do students need to return to campus?

Antigen and PCR COVID test results are accepted. Documentation of the negative test results, including the student’s full name, can be emailed to um.covidtesting@maine.edu.  Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days should submit an online self-report form, noting date of positive test result and type of test. University of Maine […]

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What do off-campus students need to know about moving back to campus for the 2022 spring semester?

Commuter students are those who reside off campus and attend in-person classes or in-person components of classes (i.e., campus-based laboratory and campus research), out-of-class study and bonafide university activities with a physical presence on campus. Verified fully vaccinated commuter students are exempt from return-to-campus testing. Not fully vaccinated commuter students upon arrival to campus for […]

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What will be the health and safety procedures this semester when someone in the university community tests positive for COVID-19?

UMaine and UMaine Machias students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 are asked to submit an online self-report form. The information will be used by UMaine’s COVID-19 Operations Group to help identify and mitigate clustered outbreaks. With the increased incidence of COVID-19 cases, university-based contact tracing will focus on outbreaks. Individuals who test […]

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What do UMaine and UMaine Machias community members need to know about the next phases of COVID-19 testing on campus for the spring 2022 semester?

Weekly asymptomatic Shield T3 COVID-19 saliva testing for the spring 2022 semester begins Jan. 10 for community members required to participate. All UMaine students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, are encouraged to participate in campus-based asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. UMaine testing dates and times in Estabrooke Hall: Jan. 10–11 — 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Jan. 12 […]

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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 during the 2022 spring semester. The self-collected test kits do not require an appointment. Pick up and drop off your Shield T3 self-collected COVID-19 saliva test kit at Estabrooke Hall during the testing days and times: Jan. 10–11 — 10 […]

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If I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, should I still get vaccinated?

Yes. The CDC recommends that you get vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19, as this provides the best immune protection.  Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible — although rare — that you could be infected again with the virus that causes COVID-19. Studies have shown that vaccination provides […]

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I have tested positive for COVID-19 and completed the required isolation. What steps do I take to return to work or classes on campus or a university facility?

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 90 days, please provide proof of a positive RT-PCR diagnostic test for verification. The options for submission: bring a copy of the positive laboratory test to the university testing site on the date and time of your scheduled test email a copy to um.covidtesting@maine.edu with […]

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