Recent updates

Information about UMM’s “swab and send” public testing site

A release is online about a new public COVID-19 testing site located on the UMM campus, made possible by the University of Maine System and Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Information for the public and UMM community What kind of testing is offered? The tests are nasal swab PCR diagnostic tests administered by […]

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What information is available for students departing for the fall semester?

UMM will transition to remote instruction for the semester after Thanksgiving break. Remote instruction begins Nov. 30. The Plan Your Remote webpage has information and remote learning resources for UMM students. Residential students who will be leaving campus for the semester will have an opportunity to be tested for COVID-19 prior to departure on Monday, […]

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What should UMM employees do when someone in their workplace whom they have been with on-site tests positive or is a close contact to someone who has tested positive?

If you or people you know in the community have concerns about COVID-19 symptoms, close contact or a positive test, please fill out the self-reporting form. Employees also can contact their Human Resources partners, call the COVID-19 info line — 207.581.2681 or email umaine.alerts@maine.edu. If you are considered a close contact, you will be contacted by […]

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Quarantine and isolation guidance

What are UMM’s plans for the isolation and quarantine of students in fall 2020 and spring 2021? UMM has designated separate quarantine and isolation rooms for residential students. A student health coordinator will be available to provide support. Please read the detailed quarantine and isolation planning guide for more information. Do members of the UMM community […]

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Can I still withdraw or choose a pass/fail option for my fall courses?

Students enrolled in University of Maine at Machias classes have the option to withdraw from one or more classes without academic penalty (equivalent to a grade of W). The university’s goal in making these changes is to be as student-centric as possible by offering choices that promote academic integrity and positive learning outcomes. Students may […]

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Has the academic calendar changed?

In the fall semester, courses will switch to remote instruction after Thanksgiving break. Remote instruction will continue through the winter session. Please visit the new academic calendar for more info and to view the schedule for spring 2021.

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A student has let me know about a positive test result or possible exposure to COVID-19. What should I do?

Please consult this spreadsheet for information about recommended actions, depending on the situation. Students are strongly encouraged to self-report potential exposure to COVID-19, or suspected positive cases of COVID-19, to the Dean of Students or to the UMaine COVID-19 hotline. Faculty and staff should encourage students to call Marnie Kaler at 207.255.1320 or marnie.kaler@maine.edu; or […]

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I’m having difficulty with accessibility in my online courses, what do I do?

If you need assistance because your course materials are not accessible, please contact ummdisability@maine.edu and your faculty member to let us know and we will help.  A variety of materials are available to support faculty and students (see links below) in the transition to online instruction and online learning as well as creating accessible course materials.  All requests […]

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