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:
Testing and Vaccine information. 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. 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.
UMPI began return to work efforts in early July. Currently, employees are working in the office, from home, or in a hybrid situation, as approved by supervisors.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting flexible teaching workshop events. In addition, here are a few resources that can help in planning efforts for flexible teaching:
Travel for professional development. While work-related travel should still be approached thoughtfully, some work-related travel 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 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.
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.