What are the plans for COVID-19 testing through the summer?

UMM will have a reduced testing schedule throughout the summer. Beginning the week of May 10, testing hours in the Clipper Lounge inside Sennett Hall will be:

Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to noon

Thursdays: 2 to 4 p.m.

Weekly testing will continue to be mandatory for all on-site faculty and staff, and all students who have on-campus summer courses or employment.

Students who are actively enrolled at UMM but do not have on-campus summer courses are permitted, but not required, to participate in COVID-19 testing.

How to schedule a test

Tests are scheduled through the PointNClick web portal. To schedule a test:

  1. Sign in at umaineportal.pointnclick.com using your maine.edu credentials.

  2. Make sure you’ve updated your consent form on this page. You will only need to do this once.

  3. Choose your location and make an appointment (you MUST choose a time slot with this new system, but you can come to the testing site ANY time during operating hours on the day of your appointment).

  4. Once you’ve confirmed an appointment, a unique QR code will be generated for you immediately. If you’d like, you can print this confirmation code to bring to the appointment. You will also be emailed a copy of the QR code and can present this email on your mobile device when you come to Sennett Hall for your test.

If you’re having trouble with the portal, click here for a detailed tutorial: maine.edu/information-technology/pointnclick-web-app/

How to take the test

The test requires a 1 milliliter to 1.5 milliliter sample of saliva. Do not eat, drink, smoke or brush your teeth within an hour of your test. Be sure to hydrate with water only up to 60 minutes before your test time. No post-test quarantine is required.

Information about taking the test will be posted at the testing site and also is available here.

Accessing results

Test results are accessed through the web portal. To see your results, log in to the PointNClick portal and click “view results”.

Exemptions

Employees whose presence on campus is truly incidental will not be required to participate in the weekly spring testing. To be truly incidental, the presence must be a brief, one-time event or extremely infrequent (i.e. one or two unanticipated visits during the semester) and not involve in-person interactions with others on campus.

Other bona fide reasons for granting exemptions to testing include an individual’s verified medical exemption.

Persons who have a previous positive RT PCR SARS-COV-2 test result within 90 days from the test are required to bring documentation of their test result to their testing appointment. They will be excused from testing for 90 days from the positive result.

New: Exemptions for fully vaccinated individuals: 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 verification of their fully vaccinated status to the university. Anyone who wishes to be exempted may upload their vaccine card in the PointNClick portal by clicking “Enter my COVID-19 Vaccine Information.”