Recent updates

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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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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What do we need to know about COVID-19 testing on campus for the fall semester?

UMaine Machias’ phase nine, return-to-campus COVID-19 asymptomatic T3 saliva testing is Sept. 7–Dec. 14 for students and employees. Testing will be 9 a.m.–noon on Tuesdays and 2–5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Clipper Lounge in Sennett Hall. Those with an in-person presence on the UMaine Machias campus or at a university-affiliated facility/research site who are […]

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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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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 (umaineportal.pointnclick.com). Instructions for uploading vaccination card images in the portal are online. Students are encouraged to verify their first vaccination through the UMS COVID-19 vaccination verification portal as soon as they receive it and then, if receiving […]

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