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.
At least one county official is frustrated that emergency management agencies haven’t played a larger role in the rollout.
State CDC director warns it’s a “matter of time” before the variant strain of COVID-19 is detected in Maine.
The number of people enrolled in the Maine Responds Emergency Health Volunteer System has more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, from 1,300 to 3,100.
Dr. Nirav Shah talks about the roll out of the vaccine, recent surges in cases and what he wishes he had done differently as the coronavirus hit the state.
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