Student information

Will there be COVID-19 booster clinics on campus in the spring semester?

The next Northern Light Pharmacy COVID-19 booster clinics are scheduled for 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Jan. 20–21 in the Coe Room, Memorial Union. The Moderna booster will be provided to adults 18 and older. Members of the UMaine community who received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are urged to participate. Interchanging the type of vaccine with […]

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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 does it mean to be fully vaccinated?

Fully vaccinated is currently defined as 14 days after the final dose of an initial vaccination regimen is completed and a copy of your completed vaccination card uploaded in PointnClick. Boosters are not part of the definition of fully vaccinated at this time. Verified fully vaccinated and boosted is currently defined as 14 days after […]

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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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What types of face coverings are acceptable on campus?

Disposable or reusable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth, and fit snug and comfortably against the face with ties or ear loops. Neck gators or bandana-style coverings that are open at the bottom are not acceptable. See the fact sheet outlining acceptable and unacceptable face coverings on campus and in university facilities. In his […]

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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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