What are the current plans for testing new and returning students in the spring ’21 semester?

As in the fall, UMM will conduct multiple phases of asymptomatic screening for COVID-19 in the spring semester. Testing phases are as follows:

Phase four, Jan. 18–21

Students who have one or more class on campus: Students who will have one or more class on campus are encouraged to get tested on Monday, Jan. 18 at UMM’s swab-and-send testing site in Sennett Hall. To make an appointment at the swab-and-send site, click here.

If a student expects to have face-to-face classes on campus but is not able to attend the testing site on Monday, Jan. 18, they must contact Marnie Kaler, marnie.kaler@maine.edu to request a make-up test date. They will be asked to refrain from using campus facilities and attending classes until they have received a negative test result.

On-campus students under the age of 18 should contact Marnie Kaler to arrange a test during the week of Jan. 18.

Residential students: Residential students will be tested during move-in days on Jan. 19 and 20. They will be required to quarantine in their dorm rooms after move-in until they have received a negative test result. Test result notifications will be sent within 24–72 hours.

The test requirement cannot be waived for students who provide negative results from outside testing sites. Residential students and students with on-campus classes must receive a test administered by UMM. Those students with questions or concerns should contact Marnie Kaler, marnie.kaler@maine.edu.

Make-up testing date: For students and employees who were unable to test on Jan. 18 or during the move-in dates on Jan. 19 and 20, make-up testing hours will be offered in the C wing of Sennett Hall from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

Phase five, Jan. 25

All residential students and all students who have one or more face-to-face class:

A second round of asymptomatic testing will be conducted at UMM’s swab-and-send testing site on Monday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. in Sennett Hall. Students may use the online scheduler to make an appointment for a test now. Students who have already participated in phase four testing will not be required to quarantine while they await results.

Students who are unable to visit the testing site because of a scheduling conflict must contact Marnie Kaler, marnie.kaler@maine.edu to request an alternate testing arrangement.

Subsequent testing phases

More information about subsequent testing phases is to be announced. Campus-wide asymptomatic screening is expected to occur on a weekly basis throughout the semester.

What happens if I receive a positive test result?

In the event of a positive test result, residential students will be moved into isolation housing, while off-campus students will be asked to isolate at home. All students in quarantine and isolation will be provided with academic and social supports; read the quarantine and isolation page for more information.