This video is part of the 2020: A Class Dismissed series. The Maine Monitor is speaking to seniors from as many Maine high schools as possible to tell the story of Maine’s Class of 2020 and how these soon-to-be graduates are dealing with the unexpected developments that come with a pandemic and a disrupted senior year. This video of Shelby Lewis was recorded on April 8.
Shelby was interviewed on April 8, 2020. On that day, these were the top news stories in Maine:
- Two more Maine residents die as coronavirus cases hit 537 statewide (By Joe Lawlor of the Portland Press Herald)
- Union president calls for Kittery naval shipyard to shut down after worker’s death (By Christopher Burns of the Bangor Daily News)
- Maine doesn’t know how many COVID-19 patients are hospitalized (By Colin Woodard of the Portland Press Herald)
- Maine says schools should plan to keep classrooms closed for rest of academic year (By Dennis Hoey of the Portland Press Herald)
- With social distancing their only tool, Maine health officials prepare for range of grim outcomes (By Steve Mistler of Maine Public)
- Shortages of some grocery list staples could last for months (By Peter McGuire of the Portland Press Herald)
- Maine receives far fewer Abbott rapid coronavirus tests than expected (By Lori Valigra of the Bangor Daily News)
- Central Maine healthcare to furlough about 300 staff (By Patty Wight of Maine Public)
- System crash could delay Maine unemployment payments (By Mal Leary of Maine Public)
- Maine’s June primary likely to be pushed to July because of coronavirus (By Scott Thistle of the Portland Press Herald)
- Angus King calls for investigation of Navy captain’s removal (By Steve Collins of the Sun Journal)
- Bar Harbor cancels all cruise ship visits until July 1 (By Bill Trotter of the Bangor Daily News)
- Resident, employee test positive for COVID-19 at Belfast’s Tall Pines Retirement Community (From the Pen Bay Pilot)
To view more of the day’s headlines, browse our collection of the state’s best coronavirus coverage.
Check out our interactive data dashboard to explore trends in Maine’s COVID-19 cases by county, age, sex of the afflicted individuals and more in charts updated daily with data from Maine’s CDC.