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    March 15, 2020

    Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital announce visitation changes

    Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital are implementing temporary measures to limit visitors in health care settings. These measures are effective immediately. Hospital visitation hours will now be limited to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; limit of one visitor per patient for both inpatient and ambulatory care; no visitor under the age of 18 is permitted; this includes all hospital, ambulatory, clinic ...

  • Published
    March 15, 2020

    RSU 71 schools shut down through April 26

    Regional School Unit 71 schools are closed from Monday, March 16, through April 26, reopening Monday, April 27, according to a Sunday morning announcement on the district's website. Free go-bag breakfast and lunch will be available to all RSU 71 students Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at Capt. Albert Stevens, East Belfast and Ames Elementary schools, beginning March 16. In a letter to parents posted on ...

  • Published
    March 15, 2020

    Updated: RSU 3 schools closed for two weeks

    All Regional School Unit 3 schools will be closed for the next two weeks, according to Superintendent Charles Brown. In an email sent Sunday morning to parents of students in the district, he said RSU 3 schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. All employees, however, are to report to work on Monday for planning. He closed with, "Thank you for your patience and understanding during ...

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    March 15, 2020

    Maine CDC reports additional COVID-19 results

    The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention today announced a third presumptive positive test for the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is a woman in her 40s from Cumberland County who was a close household contact of another individual who had presumptively tested positive for the virus. Maine CDC's Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory staff today validated ...

  • Published
    March 12, 2020

    Maine individual tests positive for coronavirus, Gov. Mills says

    One person tested positive for coronavirus in Maine, Gov. Janet Mills said March 12. The individual is a woman in her 50s who lives in Androscoggin County and is quarantined at her home, the governor said in a press release and at a live press conference at the State House. The test is a presumptive positive, which must be confirmed by the U.S. Center for Disease Control, Mills said. State health officials are ...


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