COVID Update 2023

Eastern Maine Community College COVID-19 Dashboard

Current CDC Community Level Risk of COVID: LOW

2023 Spring Semester Active Cases

Updated: 1/25/2023

Total Known Active Cases* 9

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



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 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.  The protocol for Academic Year 2023-2024 has not yet been established by the MCCS Board of Trustees.

Details on the MCCS COVID protocols are available online at


If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)

Please complete POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST REPORTING FORM or email

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

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