COVID-19 Policy

Face Coverings

Face masks are optional in all indoor and outdoor spaces with three exceptions.

Face mask may be required:

  1. At the discretion of instructors.
  2. At the discretion of a primary office occupant or meeting host.
  3. When required by the CDC (External Site).

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 as a way to prevent severe cases of COVID-19.

A Message from Chancellor Malloy

Thanks to the hard work of successfully limiting our exposure to COVID-19 and decreasing its impact, we continue to unwind some of its restrictions allowing us to return to more normal activities. Students and employees have demonstrated a strong commitment to safety throughout the pandemic. Maine’s vaccination rates are also among the highest in the nation. Variants associated with the disease have decreased in severity. These factors helped inform the University of Maine System’s decision to lift the COVID-19 vaccination requirement effective with the May term and going forward. We strongly encourage all of our students and employees to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine and booster shots when eligible because they are still an important tool for mitigating the severity of the disease.

Our Together For Maine website is developing into a comprehensive resource for health and safety. In addition to details on the updated guidance taking effect with the May 2023 term,  you can find safe travel information, communicable disease information, and links to resources such as CDC guidelines for exposure and isolation.

I thank you for the role that each of you continues to play in our success and encourage you to stay up-to-date with your vaccinations.

Dannel P. Malloy, Chancellor


Please call the Collins Center for the Arts at 207.581.1755 M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or email


Updated 3/10/23