What to know today


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Required indoors regardless of vaccination status. Not required outdoors.

Social Distancing

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Not required.


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Required as of August 16 for students and employees.


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Masking required for visitors indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Transmission rates in Maine vary from county to county, and they will change, sometimes daily. We encourage you to stay updated by referring to the U.S. CDC’s website: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.

UNE Onward

Thanks to the hard work and commitment of the entire UNE community, the University is moving forward into a new phase of our COVID-19 response plan. By August 16, 2021, all on-campus students and employees must be fully vaccinated to protect the safety and well-being of the UNE community.

Like most people in Maine and across the country, we welcome the return to something resembling normalcy, and we believe it is safe to do so having weighed recommendations from the federal CDC, Maine CDC, and UNE’s own medical and public health experts. We will continue to use commonsense and caution, and we will remain vigilant, as the situation can change unexpectedly at any time, and we may need to make adjustments to our policies accordingly. 

Onward Highlights

Vaccination Requirements

By August 16, 2021, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated in order to protect the safety and well-being of the UNE community. This is the deadline for all students and employees to report their proof of vaccination status.  

Please review the Vaccination section of our FAQ to learn how members of the UNE community can access on-campus vaccinations, how to report your vaccination status, and how to request a religious or medical exemption, and which types of medical providers may complete the provider section of the exemption form.

Personal Protective Equipment

Masks are currently required indoors on UNE’s campuses. Masks are not required outdoors. Additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required for certain clinical, research, or other activities. 

Please note that as mask requirements evolve, it is important that at UNE we value a culture that does not shame or discourage people from wearing masks to protect their health and the health of others if they choose to do so.

Social Distancing

Social distancing is no longer required on UNE’s campuses (outdoors and indoors).


Visitors are required to wear masks in indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status.

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