“We are working hard to make sure student learning goes forward in all kinds of modes — online and in person. Over the summer our outstanding faculty have come together to think about the most innovative ways to offer lab courses and a group of successful faculty ambassadors are making themselves available as mentors.”

Joan Ferrini-Mundy, President of the University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias

“The coronavirus is especially stealthy and can be transmitted for up to 14 days by carriers who feel healthy and show no signs of infection. The biomedical community is working very hard to develop a vaccine and antiviral treatments for COVID-19, but we may still be several months or more away from a breakthrough.”

Melissa Maginnis, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Virologist, UMaine Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences; Lead of the UMS Scientific Advisory Board