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9/30/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Students, Both an update and reminder for you on this last day of September. The important update first: the UMS has extended the current mandate for wearing masks inside facilities throughout the month of October for all campuses and sites.  You can find further information here.  My thanks to everyone for your diligence…

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9/17/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Students, As a follow-up to my email last week, I wanted you to be aware that we’re now 4 weeks away from Oct. 15, the date by which students are required to verify (at https://umaineportal.pointnclick.com/) that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an exemption from the vaccination requirement. Per University of Maine System…

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9/16/21 – Message from President Rice to campus

To the campus community, COVID case numbers have been increasing in our region and, to help keep everyone as safe as possible, we wanted to update you about a few things. If you receive a positive asymptomatic COVID test result outside of UMPI’s asymptomatic testing program, or if you receive a positive symptomatic COVID test result…

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9/7/2021 – Message from President Rice to students

Dear UMPI Students, Our Safe Return team is preparing for the next important date in the System’s COVID-19 Student Vaccination Requirements plan. Per the policy statement, by no later than Oct. 15, students are required to verify (at https://umaineportal.pointnclick.com/) that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an exemption from the vaccination requirement. After Oct. 15, unvaccinated, non-exempt students will not…

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8/27/2021 – Message from President Rice to campus

Dear UMPI Community, As we make preparations for the coming academic year and communicate about the health and safety requirements in place for faculty, staff, and students, I wanted to make sure everyone is also aware of the requirements in place for campus visitors (guests or members of the public who come onto campus for various reasons).…

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8/27/2021 – Message from President Rice to faculty and staff

Dear UMPI Colleagues, As promised during Thursday’s virtual Welcome Back meeting, I’m writing to share with you more details on our back to school plans. You may have seen the e-notification that went out to our campus community yesterday letting individuals know about the University of Maine System vaccination requirement, and related verification and exemptions. That…

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8/27/2021 – Message from President Rice to students

Dear UMPI Students, As we head into the weekend and prepare for the first week of classes, I wanted to reiterate a message you may have seen already concerning vaccination, testing, and masking. Chancellor Malloy shared a message in early August announcing the University of Maine System’s vaccination requirement plan. As part of that plan,…

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