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.
Public Health Notebook: Vaccines arrive in Maine, but the battle against COVID-19 remains far from over
The director of the state’s CDC warns that there’s no fairytale ending, that the pandemic won’t simply be flipped off like a light switch.
The rural, western Maine county’s cumulative death rate is second to Waldo County, which recorded most of its deaths in the spring.
Public Health Notebook: With 40 new outbreaks in the past week, Maine’s COVID metrics surge past previous peaks
Despite the rising number of cases, the state’s seven-day positivity rate remains among the lowest in the country.
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