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UMF Visitor Policy
Updated August 9, 2022
The good news: In general, the University of Maine at Farmington is open as usual (pre-COVID) and is planning a robust Fall Semester of in-person campus visits, instruction, courses, research and campus activities.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly, and this guidance is subject to change at any time. Interested individuals and organizations are encouraged to check the UMF COVID-19 Info web page and the University of Maine System’s Together for Maine website for the latest updates.
In general, face coverings are not required but are optional at the University of Maine at Farmington — indoors and outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.
There are important exceptions when face coverings are or may still be required. Additional information is detailed on our UMF COVID-19 Info web page and on the UMaine System’s Together for Maine site. Visitors are asked always to have and to be prepared to wear an appropriate face covering if required or requested when at UMF.
Vaccinations and tests for visitors and group events
Anyone attending indoor events at at the University of Maine at Farmington of more than 250 people may be asked to provide proof of vaccination or an acceptable negative test to enter.
The University permits this same requirement at smaller events as well. To the extent practicable, activity or venue-specific requirements will generally be posted with event notices and promotional materials. Visitors, including those who are not eligible by age to receive a vaccination and those asserting a religious objection or medical contraindication to vaccination, will be allowed to present a negative COVID-19 test instead of proof of vaccination.
General group size limits
There are currently no group size limits at the University of Maine at Farmington.
Individual campuses may adopt limits for particular circumstances in consultation with their pandemic response, emergency operations and other campus leadership. These limits may also include limiting the pre-arrival time of attendees at larger events to the time which is necessary to obtain access to the event but not so early as to permit pre-event or parking lot gatherings. The University of Maine System does have protocols for face coverings based on group gathering sizes:
- For indoor events of 75 or fewer persons: Face coverings are not required — they’re optional.
- For indoor events of more than 75 persons: Face coverings may be required unless proof of vaccination or a negative test is required as a condition of entrance, in which case face coverings can be optional as determined by the organizing authority.
- Bona fide University classes for which people are in person for the purpose of an academic course are exempt from this event-style proof of vaccination or negative test requirement as students and employees are subject to a separate, dedicated regimen of proof and testing. Students and employees should refer to the sections of this website specific to them for information about student and employee vaccination requirements.
Community spaces and facilities such as the Admissions Office, Mantor Library, Fitness & Recreation Center, University Store, Emery Community Arts Center, etc.
These spaces in general are open and operating as usual.
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entry may be required for certain group events.
There are currently no physical distancing requirements at the University of Maine at Farmington.
UMF may adopt such requirements for particular circumstances in consultation with their pandemic response, emergency operations and other campus leadership.
As a guest, you play an important role in safeguarding the health of our community members.
Any guest who is feeling sick is expected to stay home and not come to campus.
We also ask guests to please use hand sanitizer (stations are located across campus) and to frequently wash their hands while visiting.
The morning before you arrive
The morning before you’re scheduled to arrive on campus, please review the questions below. If you or any of your guests answer “yes” to any of these questions, we ask that you not come to campus that day and instead contact our Office of Admissions.
- Have you been out of the country in the past 14 days?
- Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not been cleared by a medical professional?
- Have you been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
- Have you had or felt like you have had a fever in the last 24 hours?
- Do you have a new or worsening cough?
- Are you experiencing loss of taste or smell?
We’re all in this together and we’re here to help. Please contact us below with any questions or concerns.I have read the UMF Visitor Policy and I am ready to Register
Office of Admissions
University of Maine at Farmington
246 Main Street
Farmington, Maine USA 04938-1994
TYY (via Maine Relay Service) dial 711