Recent updates

What do I need to know about phase seven COVID-19 asymptomatic testing on campus, and at UMaine offices and facilities statewide? Do I still have to test weekly if I’m fully vaccinated?

Phase seven COVID-19 asymptomatic testing on our campuses and at UMaine facilities statewide begins next week and continues throughout the summer. All UMaine and UMM community members who submit bona fide verification of vaccination can be exempted from asymptomatic testing by uploading their vaccination cards to the UMS PointnClick Web App (https://umaineportal.pointnclick.com). At UMaine, weekly […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — April 30

Welcome to this week’s Friday Futurecast These updates are archived on the UMaine COVID-19 updates website. The University of Maine at Machias also has a COVID-19 updates website. Message from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, This week was abuzz with end-of-semester activity on our campuses and a clear sense […]

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Updated health and safety guidance for UMaine/UMM communities — April 30

Dear UMaine and UMM community members, I am happy to announce to all UMaine and UMM community members that University of Maine System COVID-19 health and safety guidance has been updated. These updates, effective April 29, 2021, are in keeping with the most recent orders of Maine civil authorities as announced April 27, and are […]

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What is the latest information on group sizes at UMaine?

May 9–23, the maximum indoor gathering limit will be up to 50% of permitted occupancy, with five persons per 1,000 square feet, or 50 persons, whichever is greatest and which allows for 6-foot physical distancing. The maximum outdoor gathering limit will be up to 75% of permitted occupancy that allows for 6-foot distancing. Beginning May […]

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What is the latest guidance about wearing face coverings on campus, and at UMaine offices and facilities statewide?

Required: Face coverings are required at all times when indoors on University property or in University administered facilities. More details, exceptions and information are below. This applies to anyone present: students, staff, faculty, guests and all other individuals. Recommended: Face coverings are recommended but not required when outdoors in circumstances that make physical distancing difficult to maintain. […]

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Do students and employees who are fully vaccinated have to quarantine if they are a close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

Asymptomatic students, staff and faculty who would otherwise be required to participate in asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, which currently involves weekly testing, and who otherwise would be required to quarantine when determined to be a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, may be exempted from testing and quarantining if they are fully vaccinated and provide […]

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Do members of the university community who are fully vaccinated have to participate in weekly asymptomatic testing on campus, and at UMaine offices and facilities statewide?

Asymptomatic students, staff and faculty who would otherwise be required to participate in asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, which currently involves weekly testing, and who otherwise would be required to quarantine when determined to be a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case, may be exempted from testing and quarantining if they are fully vaccinated and provide […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — April 23

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, In this semester, we have a week of classes and a week of final […]

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Friday Futurecast — April 16

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 Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Our This Is Our Shot, Maine vaccination campaign continues across the […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — April 9

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 Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, This afternoon with word of the sudden passing of men’s ice […]

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CARES Act Required Website Posting Information (UMaine) – Update #6

University of Maine CARES Act Funding Under Section 18004(a)(1) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund 50% for Student Aid Follow-up Report #6 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,801,847 Report Period:  04/28/2020 thru 03/31/2021 Report Date: 4/7/2021 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) Q1 2021

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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Where can I find the latest updates about COVID-19 vaccinations in Maine?

Beginning April 7, all adult residents in Maine will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. That includes all members of our university communities; a University of Maine System identification will be accepted as proof of eligibility. The state’s COVID-19 vaccination website has the latest information on vaccination sites, FAQs and more. It includes a new link for preregistering […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — April 2

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 Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, We are now in that spring semester month when there is […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — March 26

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 Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, I hope everyone was able to find time to pause this […]

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I am fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Does that change what I can do on campus at UMaine and UMM, and in university facilities and offices statewide?

All health and safety protocols are in effect on UMaine and UMM campuses, and in our facilities and offices statewide, including wearing face coverings indoors and out, and maintaining 6 feet of social distancing. Students and employees who have been on campus or on-site in university facilities this semester will continue to participate in weekly […]

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Springtime view of campus

Friday Futurecast — March 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 Vice Chancellor and President Joan Ferrini-Mundy: Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, As noted in our community message and in Division of Student […]

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Community health message — March 15

Dear members of the UMaine and UMM communities, Last week, we observed the anniversary of the pandemic with great sadness, remembering all who have lost their lives due to COVID-19. We also have more optimism than we have had in a year, thanks to continued public health guidance to reduce the spread of the virus, […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — March 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, As Chancellor Malloy noted in his community message Wednesday and as announced in a […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — March 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, Our Black Bears and Clippers Care plans have been so important in keeping members […]

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A view of Stevens Hall in winter

Friday Futurecast — February 26

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, Throughout this pandemic, so many members of our UMaine and UMM communities have been […]

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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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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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