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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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Friday Futurecast — October 8

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, Nearly 300 community members participated in Northern Light Cutler Health Center’s drive-thru flu clinic last Saturday. We […]

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HEERF III Required Website Posting Information – Q3 2021

University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias American Rescue Plan, 2021 (ARP) – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for Student Aid Report #1 QUARTERLY REPORT – AS OF September 30, 2021  Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education  Award Number: P425E203082  Award Amount: $11,231,376  Report Period: January 14, 2021 – September 30, 2021  Report Date: […]

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CRRSSA Required Website Posting Information – Update #3

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 #3 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,948,625 Report Period:  January 14, 2021 — September 30, 2021 Report Date: October 4, 2021 Source […]

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CRRSSA Required Website Posting Information – Update #2 REVISED

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 #2 Quarterly Report – As of June 30, 2021 REVISED October 4, 2021 Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Education Award Number:  P425E203082 Award Amount:  $3,948,625 Report Period:  January […]

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Friday Futurecast — October 1

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 take this opportunity to thank the talented health care providers at Northern Light […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 24

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, First, an important reminder that all students, including those who are remote, need to request […]

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What is the health and safety guidance about wearing face coverings in university facilities nights and weekends, including for employees on second and third shifts?

The same face covering guidance applies in university facilities on campus and statewide. If working alone in an office where the door can be closed, face coverings are not required. That includes custodians cleaning offices on second and third shifts. For anyone who leaves a closed office and enters a building’s public space, face coverings are required, […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 17

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 for all you are doing for the well-being of our communities. This week, […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 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, In our first three days of phase nine asymptomatic testing at UMaine and UMaine Machias […]

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Friday Futurecast — September 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, The energy is high this first week of the fall semester on our campuses as […]

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COVID FAQs for instructors for fall 2021

Where can I find the latest guidance?  Please visit the Together for Maine website for the latest updates. Please note that this guidance may change if circumstances warrant.  Is there a required syllabus statement for COVID-19?  No, but we recommend including the following on syllabi: “To keep our campus safe, students are expected to comply […]

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What is the latest guidance for visitors to university campuses and facilities?

All visitors are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated before visiting any university facility and should be aware that a vaccination card or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test may be requested to access or enter certain university facilities, events, activities or to access or enter campus generally in certain circumstances. Specific requirements for […]

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Friday Futurecast — August 27

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 June 2020, we launched Friday Futurecast as a way to provide the latest updates […]

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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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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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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. The University of Maine System has signed vaccine protocol memoranda of understanding with our employee unions Students who verify their status in PointNClick or get their first shot toward full immunity by Aug. 20 will remain eligible to participate […]

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Maine Memo — Community health and safety update August 4

Dear University of Maine and University of Maine at Machias students, faculty and staff, Today, Chancellor Malloy and I, and other university leaders across the University of Maine System announced that students must be vaccinated to participate in any on-campus experiences this fall. As Chancellor Malloy shared in his message earlier this afternoon, discussions with […]

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