COVID-19 Policies

The UMaine Hutchinson Center is open for business and operating at full capacity.

We are delighted to return to serving our community by providing conference space, classes, and programming (both in-person and online).

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly, and this guidance is subject to change at any time.

The University of Maine System continues to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for institutions of higher education, state guidance (External Site), and other public health best practices.  Therefore, these requirements may be revised as public health best practices change and are based on current federal and state laws.

All individuals are strongly encouraged to:

  • Obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses when eligible.
  • Wash hands often.
  • Stay home if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.  Students and employees should refer to their specific sections of
  • the Together for Maine website for additional information and resources.
  • Follow CDC Quarantine & Isolation recommendations (External Site).


Current University of Maine Policy

Setting Requirements:

Setting Mask Requirement Physical Distancing Requirement Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Requirement
Confirmed exposure to or recovering from positive COVID-19. Required when recommended by U.S. CDC (External Site) Follow U.S. CDC (External Site) recommendations. Follow U.S. CDC (External Site) recommendations.
Outdoor settings and events Not required Not required Not required
Individual office spaces Required unless waived by the primary occupant or meeting host Not required Not required
Indoor non-instructional events/meetings Not required Not required Not required
Instructional settings including classrooms, labs, studios, etc. Required unless waived by the instructor Not required Not required
Gyms Not required Not required Not required
Library Facilities Not required Not required Not required
Museums Not required Not required Not required

Read the latest UMaine Covid-19 safety polices here. Policies are subject to change.


Individual Universities may adopt masking, physical distancing or vaccination/proof of a negative test requirements for particular events or circumstances. Visitors with questions should check in advance with the facility, event or activity organizers regarding any specific pandemic protocols.

All individuals should be prepared to wear an appropriate face covering if required or requested. Additional Face Mask Information available here.

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If you have any concerns, feedback or questions before, during or after your visit, please contact Hutchinson Center Director, Patricia Libby at 207.581.8020 or


Thank you for your flexibility, compassion and for keeping us all safe.