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    April 9, 2021

    COVID-19 case reported at Mount View Elementary

    A person associated with Mount View Elementary School has recently tested positive for COVID-19. In an April 9 letter to staff, students, and families, Regional School Unit 3 Superintendent Charles Brown said anyone who was a close contact at the elementary school has been notified. Individual classrooms at MVES that are affected will be contacted with further information about remote learning. Brown said the ...

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    April 8, 2021

    J & J vaccine supply down for next several weeks

    Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said Thursday, April 8, the state allocation of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses for the next several weeks will be lower than recently. Next week, Shah said, the state will receive 2,500 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a decrease of 18,100 doses. Maine is estimated to receive similar amounts for the weeks of April 12 and 19. ...

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    April 7, 2021

    COVID-19 case reported at Troy Elementary

    A person associated with Troy Elementary School has recently tested positive for COVID-19. In an April 5 letter to staff, students and families, Regional School Unit 3 Superintendent Charles Brown said that because of the timing, there were no close contacts in this case. Brown said families should continue to monitor themselves and their students for signs and symptoms and call a health care provider if ...

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    April 6, 2021

    Mobile vaccination clinic launches next week

    Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew of the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday, April 6, at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention briefing that she is relieved that tomorrow the focus will be on how to get the majority of people in Maine vaccinated. Starting April 7, Mainers 16 and over will be eligible for COVID-19 shots. Lambrew said it was like "putting aside the eligibility rule and ...

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    April 1, 2021

    Mainers 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine next week

    Gov. Janet Mills said Thursday, April 1, at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention briefing that Mainers 16 and over will be eligible for COVID-19 shots starting April 7. The extended age eligibility, which affects approximately 470,000 people, comes nine days after the 50 and over age group became eligible to receive vaccinations. Mills said the state is still in a race against the variants and ...

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    March 30, 2021

    Vaccine supply increases by 47%

    Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday, March 30, “This has been a good week for Maine.” This week the state is receiving over 72,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, he said, representing almost a 47% increase over last week. When asked why there have been open appointments available at vaccination sites and if it was a function of vaccine hesitancy, Shah ...

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    March 30, 2021

    Free vaccine Thursday for those 50 and older

    Time slots are still available Thursday, April 1, for those age 50 and older to receive free COVID-19 vaccinations at the Lincolnville Community Building, 18 Searsmont Road (Route 173). Preregister at nemhs.com/vaccine. Town Administrator David B. Kinney said the town, in partnership with the Northeast Mobile Health Services (the Town's ambulance service provider), is co-sponsoring the Vaccination Clinic from 10 ...

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    March 26, 2021

    Hannaford To Go now available to shoppers at Belfast store

    Hannaford To Go service is now available to shoppers at the Belfast store, located at 93 Lincolnville Ave. Hannaford To Go allows customers to shop online at Hannaford.com and order any item sold at the grocery store, including fresh groceries, household essentials, hot and cold foods and grab-and-go meal options. Hannaford associates assemble the order and have it ready for the customer to pick up in a designated...

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    March 19, 2021

    Mainers 50+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccines starting Tuesday

    Gov. Janet Mills announced Friday, March 19, the acceleration of the state's COVID-19 vaccination timeline. Beginning Tuesday, March 23, Maine residents 50 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated at any site throughout the state. Residents 16 and older will be eligible for vaccination starting Monday, April 19. The accelerated timeline comes as some Maine vaccine providers are reporting availability of ...

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    March 18, 2021

    COVID-19 cases rise to 241 across the state

    The COVID-19 daily case count continued an upward trend with 241 people contracting the disease since yesterday, up from 186 people on Tuesday. Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, March 18, the concerning trend can also be seen in the increasing seven-day PCR positivity rate of 1.72%, up from 1.55% on March 16. Two additional deaths were reported in the ...


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