Together for Maine Daily Briefing and COVID-19 Data Update: 11/19/20

University of Maine System COVID Data by Campus 

The Together For Maine Update for 11/19/20 is also posted online

45  — Known Case of UMS students or employees in public health agency Isolation among the more than 30,000 students, faculty, and staff in the University of Maine System community.

  • 31 UMaine:  
    • Five employees released from isolation
    • Five new cases involving non-residential students
  • 1 UMA:  
    • One new case involving a commuter student
    • One commuter student released from isolation
  • 0 UMF:
  • 0 UMFK: 
  • 1 UMM:  
  • 1 UMPI: 
  • 11 USM: 
    • One new case involving a residential student
    • One new case involving a commuter student
  • 0 Maine Law

6 of the 45 cases are residence hall students:  Of the 45 cases reported above there are six (6) active known cases among residence hall students in the UMS.  

  • 2 UMaine
  • 1 UMPI
  • 3 USM

Isolation and Quarantine Capacity Remains Very Strong:  96% of UMS quarantine space and 98% of UMS isolation space is available.  

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 45 known cases today, two cases more than the cases reported in the 11/18/20 update.

Asymptomatic Screening Update for Fall Safe Return

  • 32,705 Test Results to Date
  • 52 positives results representing new diagnoses of COVID-19

The Asymptomatic Screening Dashboard at Together.Maine.edu 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.  

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Wastewater Testing Reports Negative Results:  Analysis of the wastewater samples collected at UMaine, UMFK, and USM-Gorham on Nov. 16-17 were negative for the virus that causes COVID-19.

Departure Testing Results Arriving Now and Expected By Tuesday, November 24:  The University of Maine System Safe Departure Testing is being offered in part to provide students traveling home for Thanksgiving a COVID-19 test result.  Collection of samples has been ongoing this week and will be mostly complete on the campuses by the close of business on Friday, November 20th.  

More than 1,500 results already are completed and available to individuals who tested.  The results are expected to continue to arrive in the coming days, including through the weekend and into next week.  Some test results may take slightly longer than has been the case so far this semester due the current surge in cases and testing which Manie and the nation are experiencing. The advanced planning and testing schedules on the campuses should result in all or nearly all safe departure test results being known by Tuesday, November 24. 

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