Healthy Huskies Update (May 6, 2020)
In this last Healthy Huskies Update, I want to thank you for your cooperation this year as we worked together to keep each other healthy and keep learning together as long as possible. I know that many people predicted that we wouldn’t make it past October. I also know that many people had faith in our ability to make the sacrifices required to make this year work under extraordinary circumstances.
Healthy Huskies Update (April 30, 2020)
I want to emphasize how important it is — especially at this time of year — that we do all we can to avoid coming into contact with the virus. Please remember that if you are not fully vaccinated (two weeks after your final dose) and you are identified through contact tracing as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you will need to quarantine on campus until the required isolation is complete.
Healthy Huskies Update (April 22, 2021)
The pandemic has required many sacrifices for the common good. Time with loved ones is among the hardest things to forgo. But this period of loss doesn’t have to last indefinitely. We know how to break the pandemic, and we have the means to do it.
Healthy Huskies Update (April 15, 2021)
Just imagine being able to get together with your friends, indoors — without having to wear a mask. Of all the reasons to get vaccinated that USM Student Body President Hannah Qiu, Student Senate Chair Jon Thompson, and Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah offer in their recent video, this is the one that grabs me.
Healthy Huskies Update (April 8, 2021)
Yesterday, everyone in the USM community who is 16 and older became eligible for vaccination. When it comes to the importance of getting vaccinated, I believe Dr. Nirav Shah, head of Maine’s CDC said it best: “We talk a lot about the light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are our vehicle out of that tunnel.” Let’s get behind the wheel — and floor it.
Healthy Huskies Update (April 1, 2021)
Despite the fact that it’s April Fool’s Day, I must confess that I have no jokes to tell or pranks to pull. What I do have to share with you in this issue of the Healthy Huskies Update is advice, and here it is: Get your vaccine as soon as you are able.
Healthy Huskies Update (March 25, 2021)
Using PointnClick, Housing update; the SilverCloud online mental health tool, Mindful Mondays, Counseling groups and workshops, what to do if you test positive, summer registration, graduating in four years with the 15 to Finish approach; pro tips to make sure your test sample is valid, and how to ace your test.
Healthy Huskies Update (March 18, 2021)
Goodbye, Safer Community app; Fall housing selection deadline; What to do if you test positive; Summer registration; 15 to Finish; Please tell us when you'll be on campus; Pro tips to make sure your test sample is valid; How to ace the test; SilverCloud for students; Mindful Mondays; and Counseling workshops.
Healthy Huskies Update (March 11, 2021)
We're Coming Back This Fall, Huskies Athletics Returns to Spring Sports Competition on March 17, What To Do If You Test Positive, UMS Safer Community Web App Now Available, Fall 2021 Housing Update, Summer Registration Is Now Open, "15 to Finish" Keeps You on Track to Graduate in Four Years, and much more.
Healthy Huskies Update (March 4, 2021)
Summer Course Registration, Fall Housing, the "15 to Finish" Approach, Spring Counseling Groups & Workshops, the SilverCloud Online Mental Health Tool, Mindful Mondays, the Hussey Leadership Institute, How to Ace Your Test, Navigate USM, Passport Activities, and Campus Zoom Lounge Locations.