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  • Published
    February 25, 2022

     Most of Maine remains in ‘high’ risk category under new federal mask guidelines

    Three counties — Kennebec, Waldo and Somerset — have been reclassified as 'medium' risk counties, meaning masks are recommended for certain at-risk groups and considered a personal choice for most people.

  • Published
    January 27, 2022

    MaineHealth further refines return-to-work policy in line with CDC guidance

    The health care system is using the latest science to set standards for return-to-work protocols for care team members who contract COVID-19, according to an announcement Jan. 27.

  • Published
    January 27, 2022

    Maine CDC announces COVID-19 wastewater screening in municipalities across state

    Maine CDC is partnering with Biobot Analytics Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to collect and test samples twice a week through at least June 2022. Eight sites are now receiving testing supplies and training: Blue Hill, Belfast, Greater Augusta Utility District, Calais, Brunswick Sewer District, Presque Isle Water District, and Portland Water District (East End and Westbrook).

  • Published
    January 26, 2022

    Belfast Police Department reports 5 COVID-19 cases

    At this point, the Police Department has enough healthy staff members to continue operations as usual.

  • Published
    December 29, 2021

    Shah discusses new protocols during weekly briefing

    Gov. Janet Mills also announced an increase in Medicaid payment rates for nurses and residential care facilities.

  • Published
    September 25, 2021

    Maine CDC reports 603 COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

    The seven-day average ticked up to 468.6 cases, though it's slightly less this Saturday than it was a week ago.

  • Published
    September 18, 2021

    Maine CDC reports 587 COVID-19 cases, one death

    The seven-day average of new cases continued its rise, reaching 485.6 on Saturday.

  • Published
    June 15, 2021

    A vaccinated Mainer could win close to $1 million in new sweepstakes campaign

    The sweepstakes will award $1 per every vaccinated person to one lucky winner to be announced on July 4.

  • Published
    June 3, 2021

    A visit with the school nurse

    Yan Lozanova: How did you “nurse” during remote learning? Nurse Chris Kiley: Last spring, I called some families to see how they were doing and how the children were doing. Zephyr Stoddard: What did you do? Nurse Kiley: Most of the time I came to CASS and helped pack groceries and meals to send to families on the school bus. We sent home about 1,000 pounds of food, including fresh produce each week, as well as ...

  • Published
    June 3, 2021

    A visit with the school nurse

    Yan Lozanova: How did you “nurse” during remote learning? Nurse Chris Kiley: Last spring, I called some families to see how they were doing and how the children were doing. Zephyr Stoddard: What did you do? Nurse Kiley: Most of the time I came to CASS and helped pack groceries and meals to send to families on the school bus. We sent home about 1,000 pounds of food, including fresh produce each week, as well as ...

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