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Face Coverings Requirements within UMA Facilities

Face coverings are required indoors for all persons – students, staff, faculty and visitors – regardless of vaccination status when indoors at a University facility.  This is effective through the Fall 2021 semester and may be extended as conditions require.

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COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Information

Student Vaccination Information and Requirements

As required by University of Maine System policy, any student participating in any on-campus experience for the 2022 Spring semester must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek an exemption, if they have not already done so.

In order to register for classes, students must upload their vaccination status via the PointNClick portal. Information on the PointNClick Portal process is available here. Vaccination clinics may be located on the Maine CDC Vaccination Sites.

The UMS policy does provide exemptions to the vaccination requirement for:

  1. Documented medical contraindication: a written statement from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant that, in the provider’s professional judgment, immunization may be medically inadvisable.
  2. Sincerely held religious belief: a signed statement from the student, or guardian if the student is a minor, that the student’s sincerely held religious beliefs are contrary to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.
  3. Remote learning only: a signed statement from the student, or guardian if the student is a minor, that the student will only enroll in remote learning courses that involve no participation in an on-campus experience at any University location. Because not all courses are available in an online modality, students who choose this option understand, agree and accept that this may limit their educational options and that, depending on degree program or course of study, it may not be possible to complete a course of study through remote learning only.

Students seeking an exemption for any of the three reasons stated above must complete the appropriate exemption form available on the PointNClick portalAdditionally, exempt students coming to campus or centers will be required to wear masks while on campus and must take part in the UMS COVID-19 weekly testing protocols.

Employee Vaccination Information and Requirements

By federal Executive Order, all employees (who have not already done so) – including student employees, remote employees, part-time employees, and full-time employees– must be fully vaccinated or have a documented medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021. Information on the PointNClick Portal process is available here. Vaccination clinics may be located on the Maine CDC Vaccination Sites.

Exemptions to Vaccination Protocols:

  1. Documented medical contraindication: a signed statement from a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant that, in the provider’s professional judgment, immunization may be medically inadvisable.
  2. Sincerely held religious belief: a signed statement from the employee, that the employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs are contrary to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

Employees seeking an exemption for any of the two reasons stated above must complete the appropriate exemption form available on the PointNClick portalAdditionally, exempt employees coming to campus or centers will be required to wear masks while on campus and must take part in the UMS COVID-19 weekly testing protocols.

Health Insurance – Level 2 Credit

Those employees and spouses/domestic partners covered under UMS medical insurance are eligible for Level 2 credit with self-reporting of vaccination through the myCigna.com websiteImportant: Entering information for satisfying Level 2 incentive does NOT meet the requirement to enter vaccination information into the UMS COVID-19 Portal.

COVID-19 Testing Information and Requirements

Weekly asymptomatic testing, tracing, and isolation strategies will continue throughout 2022 Spring semester for students, faculty, and staff who are unvaccinated AND have an approved exemption.

All members of the UMA Community must take an affirmative action to upload their vaccination status or request an exemption.  If you are fully vaccinated or require an exemption, please visit the PointNClick to report your status, if you have not already done so.

Fully vaccinated members of the University community will be exempt from weekly COVID-19 testing and will also be exempt from quarantining if they are a close contact of someone known to have COVID-19, provided they are asymptomatic.

If you are fully vaccinated please visit the vaccination submission form on our COVID-19 Testing Tracker so you can report your status. It’s fast, easy, confidential, and doing so ends the requirement that you test weekly to participate in on-campus activities.