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UMaine athletics halted until Feb. 4

The University of Maine student athletes will not play until Feb. due to COVID-19 cases.

ORONO, Maine — All University of Maine (UMaine) athletic teams will not compete on the road or on-campus through at least Feb. 4, at which time the university will review next steps, the university announced Monday. 

This coincides with sports schedules that are under constant revision by the UMaine conferences and leagues. 

The university said at this time, there are positive COVID-19 cases in UMaine Athletics, and all health and safety protocols are in place, including contact tracing, quarantining, and isolating. To protect the privacy of student-athletics and employees, no details will be released.

UMaine’s winter sports programs will continue preparing for upcoming competitions within health and safety guidelines.

UMaine Athletics is following all state, University of Maine System, Conference, and NCAA guidelines. Testing for the programs continues for all Tier I personnel, which includes student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. America East requires antigen testing for all Tier I personnel five days a week in preparation for competitions; Hockey East requires antigen testing for all Tier I personnel seven days a week.