An industry survey reveals that 76% of Maine hospital employees are vaccinated, and the state will soon announce the totals of each healthcare facility.
‘Incremental’ progress: Maine’s effort to address lead poisoning was gaining momentum before COVID-19
Testing and inspections have rebounded since the start of the pandemic, but the brain-damaging disease continues to affect hundreds of Maine children a year.
While CARES Act funding helped the state’s three biggest healthcare systems, it wasn’t enough to offset pandemic costs.
A panel calls for expanded community response and better cooperation between government, advocacy groups and schools to reduce the deaths.
The number of registered homeschool students increased 71 percent this school year, but the long-term effects are not clear.
While Maine food banks distributed more meals since March 2020 than they did the year before the pandemic, demand for heat assistance slightly decreased.
Mainers have lived in a state of emergency for the past year — the longest period in at least 24 years. Republicans are now looking to change how governors can apply their emergency powers.
The rise of community-focused groups likely helped Maine maintain low infection rates. Their success could continue even after the pandemic.
COVID-19 increased the stress and isolation that worsens abuse, making Maine survivors feel less safe at home. Violence against women is a “shadow pandemic.”
As sites begin operating in Bangor and Scarborough, the state receives a 16 percent increase in vaccines from the federal government.
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