UMPI Shifts to Remote Work and Learning for Friday, Nov. 6.

With community transmission on the rise across Maine the University of Maine at Presque conducts contact tracing and testing in response to its first known case of COVID-19 with plans to be back on campus on Monday, Nov. 9 

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine at Presque Isle notified students, faculty, and staff this morning that class and work would be remote on Friday, Nov. 6.  The university learned today that a member of the UMPI community has tested positive for COVID-19.  It is the first known case of COVID-19 at the university and will be reported in today’s Together for Maine Daily briefing. 

The individual known to have COVID-19 is asymptomatic and is an employee isolating off campus.  President Ray Rice informed the campus community of the news in a message early in the day on Nov. 6.

“We learned early this morning that one case of COVID-19 has been identified within our campus community,” wrote President Rice.  “Our contingency plans have been set in motion with the individual placed in isolation and contact tracing procedures initiated.  Maine Center for Disease Control protocols are in place.”

The University of Maine at Presque Isle expects to welcome students and employees back for in-person instruction and campus activities in keeping with safe return practices on Monday, Nov. 9.