COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

This section describes the University of Maine System’s (UMS) COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students, employees, and visitors. These requirements may be revised as needed to comply with federal, state, and public health guidelines. 

Students, Employees, & Visitors:

Effective with the May 2023 term and going forward, the University strongly encourages all students, employees, and visitors to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots when eligible.  COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters are recommended to prevent severe cases of COVID-19.


  • Participation in certain programs may require vaccination against COVID-19 due to requirements of third-party locations, such as student placement sites.
  • Students and employees are strongly encouraged to upload proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters to the UMS COVID-19 Portal (External Site).

How to Submit Proof of Vaccination:

Students and employees are encouraged to submit proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

To upload proof of your vaccination series, please refer to the UMS COVID-19 Portal (External Site).


  • All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to upload all COVID-19 vaccination doses, including boosters.
  • Students, employees & visitors should follow CDC isolation and exposure recommendations. Reference: CDC Respiratory Illness Guidance (External Site).
  • Students in a higher risk category, or with severe illness or underlying health conditions or other applicable circumstances who may need disability accommodations should contact the disability or accessibility services office on their campus.
  • Employees in a higher risk category, or with severe illness or underlying health conditions or other applicable circumstances may contact the University of Maine System Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754; 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System); or

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

You can locate vaccine sites near you in a variety of ways:

Quarantine & Isolation

The UMS continues to follow CDC guidance related to quarantine and isolation.

On March 1, 2024, the CDC removed the five-day isolation requirement for those who test positive with COVID-19.  For additional quarantine and isolation guidance, please refer to the CDC Respiratory Illness Guidance (External Site).

The University strongly encourages students and employees to receive all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses when eligible to prevent the severity of the disease.

Additional Prevention Efforts:

In addition to obtaining a COVID-19 vaccination and staying up-to-date with booster doses, individuals can also prevent severe illness and spread by:

Additional prevention resources can be found on the CDC Respiratory Illness Guidance (External Site).

Last Reviewed: March 2024