Together for Maine Daily Briefing and COVID-19 Data Update: 9/22/20

University of Maine System COVID Data by Campus

1 — Known Case of UMS students or employees in public health agency Isolation

  • 1 USM:  

There are no known cases at the other University of Maine System universities. 

The above Data reflects ACTIVE known cases identified through the UMS asymptomatic screening and other testing venues.  When an individual is released from an isolation order by a public health agency the active case number shared in the Together for Maine daily update is reduced to reflect that change.  UMS is reporting one known case today, the same number reported in the 9/21/20 update. 

Asymptomatic Screening Update for Fall Safe Return

  • 15,633 Tests Results to Date
  • 13 positives results representing new diagnoses of COVID-19

The Asymptomatic Screening Dashboard posted at Together.Maine.edu has been updated and is active again.  Data presented on the dashboard represents known results on all asymptomatic tests going back to July 22, 2020.  About 48 hours passes from the time a test sample is collected and when the results are known.  

UMS News 

University Wastewater Samples Negative for SARS-CoV-2:  The University of Maine System is testing wastewater for the presence of the virus that causes COVID-19.  Weekly samples have been negative and are now being posted to the Together.Maine.edu website.  The University System issued a press release earlier today.  

Keep it Up Tour Kicks Off At UMFK:  Chancellor Malloy visited the University of Maine at Fort Kent to launch the University System’s Keep it Up Campus Tour highlighting how hard work, leadership, and innovation brought students, faculty, and staff Together for Maine this fall.  The tour is also a chance to thank community members for their contributions and to urge everyone to keep it up over the 10 weeks until the Thanksgiving-Break transition to distance instruction.  

Chancellor Malloy meets UMFK Students Outside

Image One:  Chancellor Malloy and President Hedeen meet UMFK students

Chancellor Malloy takes questions as a guest lecturer at UMFK

Image Two:  Chancellor Malloy takes UMFK student questions as a guest lecturer in an E-Commerce Class

Chancellor Malloy discussed the launch of the tour this morning on the George Hale and Ric Tyler Show.  Link to 9/22/20 Interview Appearance (12 minutes)

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