Home to Maine’s only medical and dental colleges, the University of New England is the state’s largest private university. Credit: Stock photo | Pexels

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The University of New England is planning to end its coronavirus lockdown and reopen its Biddeford and Portland campuses this fall, officials announced Monday.

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Those plans are not finalized, and many colleges and universities are struggling with how to address the pandemic, but university leaders will alter the campuses with social-distancing markers and create COVID-19 testing, virus tracking and quarantine spaces for residential students, among other measures. Online classes will also be established, university president James Herbert said in a statement.

Home to Maine’s only medical and dental colleges, the University of New England is the state’s largest private university, with two Maine campuses and a third in Tangier, Morocco.

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