UMPI will be conducting weekly COVID-19 asymptomatic testing for all campus community members who have in-person, on-campus experiences during the spring semester, starting the first week in February through Commencement on May 8. Those who have been vaccinated are still required to participate in 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. A timeline for when vaccines will become available for students, faculty, and staff is not yet known, but planning and preparations are underway. Details will be shared as information becomes available.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is planning to host flexible teaching workshop events in the near future, but in the meantime, here are a few resources that can help in planning efforts for flexible teaching:
While work-related travel should still be approached thoughtfully, some work-related travel in the state of Maine may be acceptable. Please work with your supervisor and consider the system guidelines posted here: https://www.maine.edu/health-advisory/community-guidance/travelers/
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.