In addition to all the details that appear in the UMPI Safe Return plan, we want to make sure you’re aware of the following:
UMPI will be conducting weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing for all campus community members who are not yet vaccinated and have in-person, on-campus experiences. In addition, as of Feb. 1, students with on-campus experiences who are not up to date with their COVID-19 vaccine shots (including any booster doses when eligible) will be required to participate in weekly asymptomatic testing. Others are encouraged to take part in voluntary weekly testing. Those who have had a positive COVID-19 test recently and have completed their isolation are exempt from testing for the 90 days following the date they received a positive test; documentation must be shown to be exempted from the testing.
Programming and activity options will continue to be offered to our campus community. We will be offering a hybrid calendar that will provide in-person and virtual program options throughout the semester, adapting formatting as needed with changing circumstances.
UMPI received an award from the CARES Act passed by Congress and signed by the President on March 27, 2020 to provide emergency financial aid grants to eligible students for their expenses related to the disruption of our campus operations due to coronavirus. Specific information about our award and the distribution method can be found at the following link: UMPI CARES Act Reporting.
Campus facilities are open at this time.
The UMPI Mailroom has been maintaining modified hours. The current hours of the mailroom are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for pick-up and drop-off. We will adjust the hours of operation in accordance with campus opening procedures.
Student Clubs and Organizations: All student groups and advisors will receive information and training opportunities to adapt their operations in a safe way. Group meetings can be conducted via Zoom or in-person at this time. All groups are encouraged to plan a variety of program opportunities that can be adapted to virtual format as needed. Travel may be restricted this year for clubs and organizations; all travel-related questions should be directed to the group advisor.
The University has established a COVID-19 Statement, adapted from a statement by the University of Maine System Scientific Advisory Board, to provide important guidance to our campus community about COVID-19 safety protocols and contingency plans for in-person classrooms. As noted in the statement, it is imperative for everyone to abide by UMPI’s safety protocols and guidelines in order to ensure the safety of our campus. Please take time to read the full statement by clicking on the button below.