Health and safety

What is the latest health and safety guidance regarding face coverings in UMaine and UMaine Machias buildings?

All students working toward fully vaccinated status are required to wear face coverings. That also applies to students coming to campus under an exemption granted for a documented medical contraindication or sincerely held religious belief exemption. Face coverings are required indoors for all persons – students, staff, faculty and visitors – regardless of vaccination status […]

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Will there be UMaine Machias on-campus vaccination clinics?

In partnership with Eastport Health Care, two public COVID-19 vaccination clinics offering the one-shot Johnson & Johnson and two-shot Moderna vaccines will be held at UMaine Machias on Sept. 9 and Oct. 7 for those who have been previously unable to access a vaccine. The clinics will be held from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in the […]

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Are UMaine and UMaine Machias students and employees required to be vaccinated?

The University of Maine System will require COVID-19 vaccination of all students engaged in an on-campus experience this fall. Discussions are underway with labor leaders for a similar policy for university faculty and staff. Students who verify their status in the secure campus portal or get their first shot toward full immunity by Aug. 20 […]

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How do vaccinated members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities provide documentation of vaccination?

All members of the UMaine and UMaine Machias communities, including incoming new employees and undergraduate, transfer and graduate students, should upload their vaccination information via our secure campus portal. You will need your MaineStreet username and password to log on. Detailed instructions can be found online. University community members can verify that their vaccination cards […]

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What will arrival testing look like for UMaine and UMaine Machias students? And can students opt out of on-campus testing with documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result?

Testing will be required of individuals who are not fully vaccinated. For those not fully vaccinated as required to live on and participate in on-campus classes and activities, testing will be conducted through a noninvasive saliva test. Returning members of the community are already familiar with the COVID-19 saliva test, and while the locations and […]

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How will move-in go? Are parents and other family members allowed to help students move into residence halls? And do those parents and family members need to bring documentation of negative COVID-19 test results?

Detailed information for residential students regarding move in and testing will be sent out in early August, including specific routes families should take to get to their specific residence halls. Students who are not fully vaccinated will need to either provide proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test (not antibody or rapid-antigen) administered within the […]

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Will there be weekly on-campus COVID-19 testing for UMaine and UMaine Machias students and employees in the fall semester?

Yes, for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. Weekly testing will be required for students, staff and faculty in the university’s in-person community. Vaccinated persons are currently exempt. Testing also is available for vaccinated asymptomatic community members upon request. People who are symptomatic should seek medical attention from the primary care provider or campus health […]

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