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Together for Maine

Thanks to the hard work and commitment to public health of our entire higher education community, the University of Maine System has successfully met its commitment to being Together for Maine throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis. As we move past the worst of the pandemic and return to a more traditional, campus-based college experience, we remain committed to the science-informed public health principles that we know reduce the risk of infection and keep everyone in our communities safe.

Every student, faculty, and staff member at every one of our universities has contributed to the success of our public health campaign and the leadership and service we have provided to Maine and its people during the pandemic.  Public higher education has never been more essential than through the pandemic, and as we emerge together from it, we’ll continue delivering together the scholarship, service and discoveries needed to move Maine forward in the years to come.

Dannel P. Malloy, Chancellor


Updates

Earlier Updates


This dashboard reflects aggregate data of tests performed under testing agreements with the University of Maine System and is intended to provide transparency about the testing which the University is conducting. This data does not reflect testing which may occur outside those agreements, such as testing done by an individual's own physician, by a hospital or at a state swab and send site. For authoritative and more comprehensive Maine COVID-19 data regarding positive cases and other information statewide and by zip code, please visit the Maine CDC’s COVID-19 homepage (External Site).

Please visit the updates page to view the most current and archived updates.

 


 

Link to wastewater results

Weekly Wastewater Sampling for the Presence of SARS-CoV-2 - Campus Results

Learn more about and view the University of Maine System's weekly wastewater sampling results, or read through the Wastewater Sampling Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

The University of Maine System has used wastewater testing to track trends in the overall prevalence of COVID-19 on four of our campuses and in two surrounding communities. We have tested wastewater at two central collection points on four University of Maine System campuses and at municipal treatment facilities in Orono and Farmington. Testing has been modified for the summer months. See the Frequently Asked Questions for current testing activity.


UMS COVID-19 Risk Statement: The University consistently seeks to take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and guidance provided by health authorities. These efforts may include policies and safeguards implemented by the University such as symptom checks, social distancing, use of facial coverings, and isolating and quarantining when required. Despite these efforts, the University cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves.