While Maine food banks distributed more meals since March 2020 than they did the year before the pandemic, demand for heat assistance slightly decreased.
Public Health Notebook
As sites begin operating in Bangor and Scarborough, the state receives a 16 percent increase in vaccines from the federal government.
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.
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.
MPHA’s Public Journalism Award recognizes a journalist or team of journalists who have made “a significant contribution to public health in Maine.”
As the University of New Hampshire struggles, the UMaine system and other in-state colleges and universities have had success in limiting the spread of the coronavirus.
A committee on economics created by the governor lists 11 focus areas but underscores that Maine’s financial stability depends on further federal action.
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