Latest Communications

4/8/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI community, As you may have seen, the University of Maine System has launched a “This Is Our Shot, Maine” vaccination drive. Now that people age 16 and older can get their COVID-19 vaccines, we’re working together to encourage as many students and employees as possible to get vaccinated this spring, so we can…

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4/2/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI community, By now, you’ve heard the news that all Maine residents over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Wednesday, April 7. You may also be aware that the University of Maine System is encouraging participation in the COVID-19 vaccination effort as a key step in our…

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3/31/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI community, We confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 within our campus community yesterday.  As we have since the Fall semester, we continue to work closely with the Maine CDC on all cases, and our protocols are completed, including contact tracing.  The students involved received positive test results for COVID-19 after participating in UMPI’s weekly…

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3/10/21 – Message from Sarah Coyer to campus

Greetings UMPI Owls, With the changing guidance from the State of Maine on Covid-19 restrictions, and with the various messages coming out this week from the University of Maine System, we wanted to take a moment to clarify some important points to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff are on the same page. Face…

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2/27/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Community, The Governor of the State of Maine has announced a public vaccination schedule that goes into effect on March 3.  Those age 60 and older may make appointments for vaccinations on March 3; 50 and older in April; 40 and older in May; 30 and older in June; and all ages in July.  You can find details of the vaccination plan here. …

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2/25/21 – Message from Sarah Coyer to campus

Greetings UMPI Community, Hope you are well on this blustery Thursday! I have just a few testing updates to share with everyone: 1) Even if you are fully vaccinated, you will still need to participate in weekly testing at this time. Please plan on attending your regular testing times for the remainder of the semester. 2) Tuesdays have…

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2/11/21 – Message from Sarah Coyer to campus

Greetings UMPI Campus Community, Sorry for all the emails today, so much information to disperse this year! As many of you already know…anyone participating in weekly testing is receiving a different colored bracelet each week.  This is to help our various campus offices identify who is allowed to be on campus. It’s important that you have…

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2/11/21 – Message from Sarah Coyer to campus

Greeting UMPI community! Monday, February 12th is President’s Day so we have a nice three day weekend to look forward to…a few notes to keep in mind related to testing and COVID-19 guidelines: Remember to let me know if you are planning to travel.  All I need is the dates of travel, the location you…

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