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Together for Maine

The Together for Maine principles represent our commitment to serve our students and the state with science-informed plans that each of our public universities will be using to reduce the spread of disease, accommodate vulnerable members of our community, respond to incidents of Coronavirus infection, and protect each other and our communities.

With new capacity now to limit virus transmission through testing, contact tracking, and isolation, along with a strong communal discipline to follow social distancing and other recognized public health measures, Maine’s public universities will resume in-person teaching and learning on our campuses this fall because classroom instruction and immersion in a diverse community of ideas remains the best model to serve the majority of our learners.

Dannel P. Malloy, Chancellor

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Earlier Updates

This dashboard reflects aggregate data of tests performed under testing agreements with the University of Maine System and is intended to provide transparency about the testing which the University is conducting. This data does not reflect testing which may occur outside those agreements, such as testing done by an individual's own physician, by a hospital or at a state swab and send site. For authoritative and more comprehensive Maine COVID-19 data regarding positive cases and other information statewide and by zip code, please visit the Maine CDC’s COVID-19 homepage.

Please visit the updates page to view the most current and archived updates.



Weekly Wastewater Sampling for the Presence of SARS-CoV-2

Date UMaine UMFK USM - Gorham
10/26 - 10/27/2020 Negative Negative Negative
11/09 - 11/10/2020 Negative Negative Negative
11/16 - 11/17/2020 Negative Negative Negative

Weekly sampling has been underway at each of the campuses since as early as mid-August.

UMS COVID-19 Risk Statement: The University consistently seeks to take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and guidance provided by health authorities. These efforts may include policies and safeguards implemented by the University such as symptom checks, social distancing, use of facial coverings, and isolating and quarantining when required. Despite these efforts, the University cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves.