Here are some of the COVID-19 adaptations we will be implementing for students, faculty, and staff between Commencement and Fall semester.
As we planned for the academic year which is nearly at an end, we have had three primary goals. It is becoming apparent that we will not be able to achieve all of these outcomes. In an attempt to celebrate the Class of 2021 with an in-person commencement, we will begin the closure of residence spaces over the next three days for first, second, and third year students.
As of Monday morning, we have 25 active cases of COVID-19 on our campus with a number of these cases being new within the last 72 hours. Our goals remain: finish the semester in person and hold our in-person Commencement. However, quickly rising cases are putting those goals at risk.
Today we have 8 new, and 15 active cases of COVID-19 on campus. Our in-person Commencement is now at risk. Campus living for the remainder of the semester is now at risk. Protecting these goals requires that we stop the virus in its tracks now.
This week, all students can register to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at one of many locations around our region and the state of Maine. Use our guide to schedule your vaccine appointment, and help us reach our “community immunity” goal of 85% vaccinated against this deadly, debilitating virus.
The presence of new COVID variants, combined with decreasing adherence to safety measures, are creating a “fourth wave” of infections across the US and Maine, even as vaccinations are being distributed more widely than ever. This wave is now very close to reaching our shores.
Learn about the new re-entry protocols if you leave campus overnight or longer.
We write to update you on the latest COVID-19 outbreak that has been identified on campus.
The College lays out the detailed, staged, return to campus plan for spring semester.
We are busy planning for the return to campus in the new year. Here's a preview of some of the modifications we will be making as this latest wave of the COVID-19 continues to build across the country and in Maine.