Health and Safety at MMA
Our successful completion of the fall semester and the academic year will depend on every one of us making safe choices and following health and safety guidelines.
We will be conducting entry testing for all students when you arrive on campus for check-in. All students will receive a consent to testing and release of medical information form by email prior to your arrival. You will also receive information on the testing for review. We will ask you to bring the signed form with you. More information will be available on entry testing on or before August 7.
If you test positive for COVID-19 during entry testing, you will have options for next steps you can take. Outlined below are a couple of possible scenarios based on student status:
- Regimental New Student: step one would be to activate your COVID-19 Action Plan; you would still be able to progress with your academics, but a positive test would impact your ability to participate in Regimental Preparatory Training; you would make academic decisions in consultation with your academic advisor and ultimately make a plan to complete RPT later in your college career.
- New Independent Student: step one would be to activate your COVID-19 Action Plan; you would still be able to progress with your academics, but you would need to consult your academic advisor and faculty regarding your need to take the first two weeks of classes remotely.
- All Continuing Students: step one would be to activate your COVID-19 Action Plan; you would still be able to progress with your academics, but you would need to consult your academic advisor and faculty regarding your need to take the first two weeks of classes remotely.
- If you test positive, you will isolate for at least 10 days according to your COVID-19 Action Plan and until symptoms are declining in order to obtain documentation from your doctor to give to Health Services so that you may come back to campus and resume in-person classes.
Faculty or staff members who will be working on campus some or all of the time will be tested. Faculty or staff members who will be working remotely in the fall semester will not need to be tested. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Employee Information section of MyMMA.
If we have positive cases of COVID-19 on campus, close contacts of the patient will receive notification. Tracing of close contacts will be done through the Maine CDC. Please be aware of your close interactions so that you can be helpful in the event that you test positive and in case your close contacts need to be traced. Interactions with others for more than 15 minutes, within six feet of distance, as well as physical interactions, are considered close contacts. Please consider limiting these interactions and perhaps logging your close contacts each day.
MMA is currently developing plans for ongoing COVID-19 testing. The frequency of testing during the Fall 2020 semester will be determined in consultation with medical advisors and will be announced as soon as details are available.
Health Screening App
Students will need to download a health screening app provided by MMA to check their basic health stats daily before participating in activities. Information about the health screening app will be provided at check-in or before. Students will need to have their own thermometer to complete the regular health screenings. Completion of the daily health check will be required for entrance to certain facilities such as the health center and athletic center. Faculty and staff will also be encouraged to use the app. Temperatures also may be taken as a screening tool at the entrance to certain buildings and activities.
All members of the community will be heartily encouraged to get a flu shot during free clinics offered on campus in the fall. Students will be notified as soon as the clinic dates are scheduled. Flu shots are offered at no charge to all who present proof of insurance.