Together for Maine Weekly Briefing and COVID-19 Data Update: 1/15/21

University of Maine System COVID Data by Campus 

28 — 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.  


The University of Maine System is now preparing for the January 25, 2021 start of classes for the spring semester. These data would include university students or employees known to have an active case of COVID-19 but not necessarily living in the campus region or state.  Members of the university community who have traveled away from campus may not be reporting to university officials.  


  • 22 UMaine:
  • 1 UMA: 
  • 1 UMF:  
  • 0 UMFK: 
  • 1 UMM:  
  • 0 UMPI: 
  • 3 USM: 
  • 0 Maine Law


The above Data reflects ACTIVE known cases identified through the UMS asymptomatic screening and other testing venues.  When an individual completes their isolation period, the active case number shared in the Together for Maine daily update is reduced to reflect that change.  UMS is reporting 28 known cases today, 12 more than the cases reported in the 1/8/21 update.


  • One of the active cases involves a residential student who is away from campus
    • 99% of university-administered quarantine and 100% of isolation space is available for use


Asymptomatic Screening Update for Fall Safe Return


  • 40,532 Test Results to Date
  • 136 positive results representing new diagnoses of COVID-19


The Asymptomatic Screening Dashboard at 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.  Limited testing is continuing with the University’s in-person population greatly reduced with the transition to distance instruction. 


UMS News


Universal Testing for students, faculty, and staff with in-person experience:  UMS announced today that it will be requiring weekly testing for the approximately 16,400 members of the university community participating in in-person activities this spring.


In-person classes begin January 25:  The University has now preliminarily resumed asymptomatic testing of its community members for the spring semester. Testing will increase this month as more community members return.  In-person instruction is scheduled to resume January 25, 2021, when the spring semester begins.

Together for Maine Distribution Now Weekly:  As shared last week the TFM Briefing will be provided weekly until the University of Maine System begins preparing to welcome students back for in-person instruction on January 25, 2021.   The next update will be distributed on Friday, January 22, 2021.