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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — February 19

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Earlier this week, we had an exciting look at the future of UMaine athletics […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — February 12

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, It has been another memorable week for our universities and the state, beginning with […]

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What is the latest guidance regarding pass/fail for spring 2021?

At the end of each of the last two semesters, UMaine students had the option to choose Pass/Fail grading for courses that would normally be letter-graded. This option recognized the challenges of adapting to learning during a pandemic. On the advice of the University of Maine Faculty Senate and with the support of the University’s […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — February 5

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, I hope that everyone is beginning to hit their stride this semester — in […]

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Message from Robert Dana, Dean of Students

Hello Students! If you are participating in phase six COVID-19 testing on campus that involves the saliva-based Shield T3, it is necessary to download and set up the Safer Community app by Rokmetro, available for free through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For each person, the app creates a unique QR code […]

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Important update on phase six asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on campus

Note Feb. 12 update: Testing participants can hydrate with water up to 30 minutes before their appointments. As University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy mentioned in his community message this afternoon, technological challenges on the first day of Shield T3 asymptomatic COVID-19 testing on campus led to problems scanning the QR codes on the saliva […]

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What do I need to bring to my phase six COVID-19 testing appointments on campus?

Note Feb. 12 update: Testing participants can hydrate with water up to 30 minutes before their appointments. When you come for your testing appointment: Wear your face covering. Bring your cell phone. Bring your appointment ticket, either on your phone or printed. Bring your MaineCard. Bring this form, filled out, to your first appointment.   Remember: […]

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What is the latest guidance about phase six on-campus testing?

Note Feb. 12 update: Testing participants can hydrate with water up to 30 minutes before their appointments. In the interest of community safety and well-being as part of a safe return to in-person instruction in the spring 2021 semester, University of Maine COVID-19 phase six weekly asymptomatic testing for all members of the UMaine community who […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — January 29

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, With the start of the spring semester, I hope you all will continue your […]

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UMaine museums support remote instruction, learning

University of Maine museums and planetarium have a rich library of online resources available to support remote K–12 instruction during the pandemic. See what’s available at the Page Farm and Home Museum, Versant Power Astronomy Center, Hudson Museum and Zillman Art Museum.

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Waldo reads together

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center is partnering with Aging Well Waldo County, and other area nonprofits and schools, to promote and facilitate Waldo Reads Together, Waldo County’s first community read project. The project launches this week, with novelist Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “The Nickel Boys,” selected for the 2021 read. The goal of […]

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What guidance does Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center provide for students at Cutler Health Center regarding symptomatic COVID-19 testing?

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center at Cutler Health Center provides students receiving symptomatic COVID-19 testing with the following information and two fact sheets regarding quarantine and isolation: Now that I have been tested, what happens next? After being swabbed for Coronavirus (COVD-19; SARS COV2), the test is sent to the lab for analysis. Running […]

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I’m a university employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 with a RT PCR diagnostic test and has completed the isolation period. Now I’ve been told that I’m a close contact to someone who has tested positive. Can I still come to work on-site?

If you are asymptomatic after a positive COVID19 RT PCR diagnostic test within the last 90 days, you can continue to work on-site on campus or at a UMaine facility statewide. If you are symptomatic, consult with your primary care physician before returning to work on-site.

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — January 22

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, What an exciting and historic week for our country as we celebrate the inauguration […]

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Message to UMaine students — January 16

Welcome back! As we are about to begin our spring semester, we wanted to share some very important information regarding COVID testing for our campus. Starting on Tuesday, January 19th, the next round of required testing for students will begin. Please note there have been significant changes this semester and all details can be found […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — January 15

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Next week our campuses will be much more lively as groups of residential students […]

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What are the latest UMS updates for employees pertaining to available leave options, pay guidance, COVID-19 testing and training resources?

FFCRA Extended to March 31, 2021 Please take note that the original Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) legislation expired December 31, 2020. However, employers such as the University of Maine System have been granted the option to allow employees to continue to access any unused FFCRA sick leave/family care balances up to the limit of […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — January 8

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine Spring ’21 website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a Spring ’21 website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Welcome to the start of a new year and our ramp-up to the spring […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMM) — FINAL Report #5

University of Maine at Machias CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid FINAL Report #5 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203084 Award Amount:  $146,778 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 12/31/2020 Report Date: 1/10/2021 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine at Machias received […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMaine) – Update #5

University of Maine CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #5 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,801,847 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 12/31/2020 Report Date: 1/10/2021 Source and Purpose of Funds The University of Maine (“UMaine”) received the above award […]

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UMM CARES Act Quarterly Report (Institutional Portion) Q4 2020

The CARES Act establishes and funds the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Sections 18004(a)(1) and 18004(c) of the CARES Act, which address the HEERF, allow institutions of higher education to use up to 50 percent of the funds they receive to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction.   Institutions […]

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I have tested positive for COVID-19. Will I need to be retested on campus?

According to the federal CDC, for persons previously diagnosed with symptomatic COVID-19 who remain asymptomatic after recovery, retesting is not recommended within 90 days after the date of symptom onset for the initial COVID-19 infection. For persons who develop new symptoms consistent with COVID-19 during the 90 days after the date of initial symptom onset, […]

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