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Students walk in front of Stevens Hall in this winter photo

UMaine Now: Back Together at Maine’s Flagship University

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias community members, Yesterday I marked the start of the new semester with a Maine Memo reflecting on how we are learning to be together through the pandemic. Today’s UMaine Now message from me will be brief as we focus on navigating the first day of classes on […]

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What is the latest face covering guidance for UMaine and UMaine Machias?

Face coverings are required indoors for all persons — students, staff, faculty and visitors — regardless of vaccination status when indoors at a university facility. Details of the latest guidance are on the Together for Maine website under Face Covering Requirements. Among the highlights: The University of Maine System strongly recommends face coverings outdoors for […]

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

To meet demand, the hours have been extended to 4 p.m. for the next Northern Light Pharmacy COVID-19 booster clinics scheduled for Jan. 20–21 in the Coe Room, Memorial Union. Appointments are now available from 2–4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. The Moderna booster will be provided to adults 18 and older. Members of the […]

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Students walk on paths around the campus mall in the winter

UMaine Now: In-Person Learning Begins Jan. 18

Dear Students and Colleagues, In a recent conversation with our academic leadership about our pandemic operations and plans for the spring semester, Emily Haddad, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, remarked that there isn’t going to be a later and we need to be a university now.   I couldn’t agree more.   We […]

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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. 18–19 — 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Jan. 20 […]

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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. 18–19 — 8:30 […]

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CRRSSA Required Website Posting Information – Update #4

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for Student Aid Report #4 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,948,625 Report Period:  January 14, 2021 — December 31, 2021 Report Date: January 5, 2022 Source […]

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HEERF III Required Website Posting Information – Q4 2021

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias American Rescue Plan, 2021 (ARP) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for Student Aid Report #2 QUARTERLY REPORT – AS OF December 31, 2021  Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education  Award Number: P425E203082  Award Amount: $11,231,376  Report Period: January 14, 2021 – December 31, 2021  Report Date: […]

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Statue of black bear on UMaine mall

Friday Futurecast — December 10

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Thank you, everyone, for all you’ve done this semester for our collective health and safety, […]

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Friday Futurecast — December 3

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Even before news of the COVID-19 Omicron variant last week, the positive cases and hospitalizations in Maine […]

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Friday Futurecast — November 18

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Wherever your travels take you over break next week, I hope you will keep in […]

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Friday Futurecast — November 12

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, We continue to see upward of 150 community members taking advantage of COVID-19 asymptomatic testing […]

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Friday Futurecast — November 5

 Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy:  Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, Last week, for the first time in recent COVID-19 testing history on campus, UMaine had […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 29

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, In October across the University of Maine System, we had more employees and students participate in campus-based […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 22

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, I want to extend my gratitude to all members of our university communities who have taken […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 15

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, I want to wish everyone an enjoyable UMaine Homecoming Weekend. We look forward to seeing […]

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