ORONO – Thursday evening, UMaine director of athletics Ken Ralph announced that, among other things, all visitors to campus will be required to wear a face mask.
The announcement was made through social media Thursday evening. Ralph said the mandatory face mask use applies to all visitors to campus: students, staff, fans, anyone coming to campus for any reason. This decision means that if fans are allowed to attend fall sports in Orono, those fans will be wearing a face mask.
Ralph also offered promising news: a small group of student athletes that have been living within 30 miles of campus for the past fourteen days are now participating in individual outdoor workouts on Mahaney Diamond as part of phase one of returning athletes.
Testing protocols and further phasing details are still in the works.