COVID Update 2022

HEALTH AND SAFETY

EMCC’s public health protocols are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation in Maine continues to evolve and as advised by President Russell and/or the Maine Community College System.

At this time, indoor masking is recommended but not required, based on the latest CDC guidance. However, those individuals who are returning from isolation status or have been exposed to a positive case must continue to follow CDC masking guidelines as described below.

Due to the higher transmissibility of the Omicron variant, all students, including those who are fully vaccinated, should have a plan for isolation housing off-campus. Isolation housing on campus is reserved for those residential students who are fully vaccinated and are unable to travel home due to distance.

Please note that decisions relating to EMCC’s health and safety protocols are dependent on caseloads in the state and are developed in consultation with the Maine Community College System, the Maine CDC and our medical advisors. Masking requirements are subject to change and may evolve rapidly over time.

Updated Maine CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

CDC.gov Updated Information

 

Vaccination Requirements

As of August 29, 2022, the Maine Community College System (MCCS) will require COVID vaccinations for all on-campus students. Boosters are strongly recommended, but not required. 

The vaccination protocol does not apply to students taking classes online and who will not be entering campus buildings for any purpose.

This protocol will remain in effect until June 30, 2023.

Details on the MCCS COVID protocols are available online at www.mccs.me.edu/covid-19.

 

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Please complete POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST REPORTING FORM or email vax@emcc.edu

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days. This means eating by yourself and wearing a mask around your roommate(s).

If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)

and are asymptomatic:

  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days
  • Test on day 6

Eastern Maine Community College COVID-19 Dashboard

Current CDC Community Level Risk of COVID:  Medium

2022 Fall Semester Active Cases

Updated: 09/28/2022

Total Known Active Cases* 6

Notes:
For comprehensive regional data, please visit please visit the Maine CDC’s coronavirus dashboard.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting

HEERF STUDENT FUNDS

HEERF INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS

Please contact finaid@emccc.edu or businessoffice@emcc.edu with any questions.

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