Maine Maritime Academy Coronavirus Information & Updates
Maine Maritime Academy is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and working proactively to minimize any risk to our community.
As of March 3, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccination requirements were lifted as stated in letter to students from President Paul.
Dear MMA Students:
I hope you are making solid progress through the first half of this semester including mid-term exams through this week.
Members of our team have continued to meet and evaluate policies related to COVID-19 and providing a safe experience for our students. So far this semester there have been a total of 29 positive cases and no reported hospitalizations. As you know, colleges across America including Maine have been removing their vaccine mandates in response to current circumstances and updated data. The U.S. Government is set to remove its COVID emergency declaration.
Please take note of the following:
- Effective immediately, MMA’s previous vaccination mandate shall no longer be in effect.
- As previously announced, boosters are not mandated. We will be providing information about a voluntary Booster Clinic soon after Spring Break for those who choose a booster.
- All persons who test positive for COVID will be required to isolate for a minimum of five days, regardless of vaccination or booster status, and then mask for an additional five days. Those coming in close contact with a person testing positive must mask for 10 days and test on day 5 five or sooner if they develop symptoms.
- Students and employees testing positive should report their test via the following on-line form: https://mainemaritime.edu/spring-2023/positive-covid-19-test-reporting-form/. Students will coordinate with the Dean of Students to establish their return to normal activity and employees will work with Human Resources for the same.
Together we will continue to monitor circumstances regarding COVID-19 and our related policies.
I wish you a safe, healthy and successful continuation of your Spring Semester. Please be careful in your travel including sound decision-making, proper assessment of risk, and especially as to roadway condition during these recent times of inclement weather.
MMA’s public health protocols are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation in Maine continues to evolve. At this time, indoor masking is not required. 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. All students, including those who are fully vaccinated, should have a plan for isolating at home or off-campus if they contract the virus. Isolation housing on campus is very limited and reserved for those residential students who are unable to travel home due to distance.
Please note that decisions relating to MMA’s health and safety protocols are dependent on caseloads in the state and are developed in consultation with Maine CDC and our partners at Northern Light Health. Masking requirements are subject to change and may evolve rapidly over time.
Updated CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines
If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
Please complete Positive COVID-19 Test Reporting Form
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 isolation.
- Continue to wear a mask inside all buildings and 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
- Regardless of vaccination status, mask for 10 days.
- Test on day 5.
If you develop symptoms, get a test immediately and stay home.
Maine Maritime Academy COVID-19 Dashboard
Spring Semester Test Results
|Total Known Active Cases*
Our primary testing method is the rapid antigen test for symptomatic members of the community. The dashboard will be updated as new data becomes available.
*Total Known Active Cases includes students, faculty and staff that have either tested positive through campus testing or reported a positive case to the Dean of Students or Director of Human Resources. For comprehensive regional data, please visit please visit the Maine CDC’s coronavirus dashboard.
We will continue to monitor circumstances related to COVID-19 and consider appropriate policies on an ongoing basis.
Page updated: March 20, 2023
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