Student information

What do we need to know about COVID-19 testing on campus for the fall semester?

UMaine’s phase nine, return-to-campus COVID-19 asymptomatic T3 saliva testing is Sept. 7–Dec. 14. The testing location is the ballroom on the first floor of Estabrooke Hall. Undergraduate and graduate students with an in-person presence on the UMaine campus or at a university-affiliated facility/research site who are not fully vaccinated and verified, as well as those […]

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Will the university have public COVID-19 vaccination clinics?

A series of public COVID-19 vaccination clinics, offered in partnership with Penobscot Community Health Center, will be held at the university in Coe Room, Memorial Union, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Wednesdays — September: 1, 8, 15, 22, offering the two-shot Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. No appointment is necessary. Those receiving their first Pfizer or […]

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If students are housed in university-affiliated quarantine and isolation spaces, what guidelines must they follow?

Students housed in university-affiliated quarantine and isolation spaces must adhere to the following guidelines. Quarantine Participate truthfully with Contact Tracer and Care Management. Use the restroom nearest their room, wearing a face covering whenever not in their room (except when showering, washing face, brushing teeth). Do not leave the room or building unless released from […]

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What do we need to know about COVID-19 testing on campus in August?

The university’s phase eight, return-to-campus COVID-19 testing is Aug. 23 –30 in Alfond Arena is 8 a.m–4:30 p.m. Employees and students who are not fully vaccinated, and those who have a vaccination exemption are required to participate in the return to campus COVID-19 asymptomatic testing on campus. No appointments are necessary. Please bring your MaineCard. […]

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I have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. Should I upload my vaccination card documenting that first dose into the UMS vaccination verification portal?

Yes. Please submit your vaccination card showing documentation of your first dose using the University of Maine System online COVID-19 vaccination verification portal PointNClick. Instructions for uploading vaccination card images in the portal are online. Students are encouraged to verify their first vaccination through PointNClick as soon as they receive it and then, if receiving […]

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Are university students and employees required to be vaccinated?

The University of Maine System requires COVID-19 vaccination of all students engaged in an on-campus experience this fall. Discussions are underway with labor leaders for a similar policy for university faculty and staff. Students who verify their status in PointNClick or get their first shot toward full immunity by Aug. 20 will remain eligible to […]

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How do vaccinated members of the university communities provide documentation of vaccination?

All members of the university communities, including incoming new employees and undergraduate, transfer and graduate students, should upload their vaccination information via PointNClick, our secure online portal. You will need your MaineStreet username and password to log on. Detailed instructions can be found online. University community members can verify that their vaccination cards are uploaded […]

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How do students request a medical or religious vaccination exemption?

Exemption forms are now live on PointNClick, our secure online portal. In the portal, students have an opportunity to request an exemption to the vaccine requirement for a documented medical contraindication or a sincerely held religious belief. Students who verify their vaccination status or exemption in the portal or get their first shot toward full […]

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What COVID-19 vaccinations are available?

Information about World Health Organization (WHO)-authorized vaccines is available on the World Health Organization website.  On a local level, the university partners with local health organizations to manage the vaccination process. The availability of specific vaccines is dependent on the supply chain. Multiple vaccine brands are recognized by the university.  As of July 8, 2021, […]

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Where can I find credible information about COVID-19 vaccines?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has good advice on this, as well as a page about myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines. Here’s the CDC’s key things to know about COVID-19 vaccines: COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death. COVID-19 vaccines reduce the risk of […]

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Why should I get vaccinated? What are the benefits?

First, as you can learn at the CDC and other resources referenced above, vaccinations are great protection from serious illness and death from COVID-19.    Second, vaccinated UMaine or UMaine Machias students and employees who have verified their status by uploading their vaccination cards to the secure campus portal currently are exempt from on-campus COVID-19 testing […]

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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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