3/10/20 | Community Advisory 2

Maine Maritime Academy continues to review guidance provided by the CDC and Maine CDC regarding COVID-19, the coronavirus.

As of today, March 10, Maine has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the CDC notes, “We urge Maine people to practice good hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you are sick.” Please note: if we have cases on campus, the Maine CDC or Maine Department of Health will direct our response.

At this time, we are reviewing the following on a daily basis, based on both CDC guidance and state-wide situational analysis:

  • Events: we are reviewing the status of campus events on a daily basis; we may keep some events on schedule; we may also postpone or cancel events. Please stay informed (see below) so that you are aware of any changes to planned events
  • Non-essential travel: MMA may curtail travel. Please stay informed (see below)

In addition, we urge members of the Maine Maritime Academy community to ask questions, watch for symptoms, and keep informed by using the resources below.

Ask questions:

  • Student questions regarding health and symptoms: Health Services Director, Tammy Tyler (x2295)
  • Student questions regarding travel, activities, events: Director of Residential Life and Student Activities, Janice Folk (x2280)
  • Residential students may also ask questions during scheduled daily meetings this week with RAs and Student Life staff in Curtis Hall (please see email from Janice Folk)
  • Employee questions for HR: HR Director, Carrie Margrave (x2665)
  • Faculty or course-specific questions: Acting Provost, Mark Coté (x2102)

Watch for symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat (in some patients)

If you have traveled out of state recently or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus and get sick with fever (100.4 F or higher) or cough, or have trouble breathing:

  • Seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the Health Center (326-2305), your doctor’s office or an emergency room.  Medical staff will ask you questions and properly prepare for your arrival.
  • Tell your health care provider about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.

If you have not traveled out of state and have not been exposed but feel ill, please visit the Health Center, your doctor’s office or the emergency room.  Do not attend classes if you are ill; please contact your faculty and the Dean of Student Services, Deidra.Davis@mma.edu to inform them of your absence.

Keep informed:

We will continue to provide campus community updates via email. We will also send urgent updates through e2Campus. If you are not already signed up to receive notifications through e2campus, please sign up now. We will also send urgent notifications through the Maine Maritime Academy mobile app, which is available for free at Google play or the Apple App Store.

This update includes information available at this time. Please continue to monitor this continually changing situation by checking in to the mainemaritime.edu website, mobile app, campus news (on MyMMA), and your MMA email. Thank you.