Together for Maine Daily Briefing and COVID-19 Data Update: 11/24/20

University of Maine System COVID Data by Campus 

88 — 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.

  • 75 UMaine: 
    • One employee released from isolation
    • Three new cases involving commuter students
    • Seven new cases involving residential students
  • 3 UMA: 
  • 3 UMF: One new case involving a commuter student
  • 0 UMFK: 
  • 1 UMM:  
  • 4 UMPI: 
  • 2 USM: Five commuter and one residential students released from isolation
  • 0 Maine Law

28 of the 88 cases are residence hall students:  Of the 88 cases reported above there are 28 active known cases among residence hall students in the UMS.  

  • 19 UMaine
  • 2 UMA
  • 1 UMF
  • 4 UMPI
  • 2 USM

Isolation and Quarantine Capacity Remains Very Strong:  94% of UMS quarantine space and 89% 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 88 known cases today, four cases more than the cases reported in the 11/23/20 update.

Asymptomatic Screening Update for Fall Safe Return

  • 37,012 Test Results to Date
  • 79 positive 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.  

UMS News

Update — Safe Departure Testing Detects 40 Asymptomatic Cases of COVID-19:  Community transmission is occurring throughout Maine.  The University of Maine System is conducting safe departure testing to identify and isolate asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 that otherwise may have traveled home with students to their families and communities.  

UMS has conducted 6,293 safe departure tests and has 6,265 results in hand.  That testing has identified 40 positive cases among the student population.  The University of Maine System will be supporting students who are unable to travel home for Thanksgiving due to an isolation order in the space set aside on the campuses.  Meals and a great deal of care and comfort will be provided until it is safe for students to return to their families.  

University News

UMaine:  President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, in consultation with the University of Maine System and other campus leaders, has made the decision that the University of Maine will pause Athletics winter activities through at least Dec. 8 due to positive test results on campus, including among individuals involved with the varsity athletic programs. UMaine will re-evaluate the situation at that time.  Link to press release

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