ORONO — University of Maine administrators started planning for how the campus should operate during a pandemic months ago.
Among the contingencies they established were setting aside 238 rooms for quarantining students.
So far, they’ve only had to use 15. That’s the number of students who happen to be quarantined on the Orono campus this week.
“I think we planned well. In that regard, then this number doesn’t look huge. We’re of course concerned for the people who have been affected, hoping that their health stays okay and that they get through these days with good support. But not by the number. The number shows we’re sort of managing things,” UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy said.
She said rest assured these students under quarantine will not be isolated from a traditional Thanksgiving meal.