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UMaine system will ease COVID vaccine requirements in May

The University of Maine system is easing up on COVID vaccine requirements beginning in its May term.

The system says it will strongly encourage vaccination and boosters, but no longer make them a requirement for in-person students.

Last month, Maine's community colleges announced they would no longer require on-campus students to be vaccinated.

Schools are citing high vaccination rates and better treatments and outcomes as reasons for dropping the mandate.