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 with Paige Goldstein was recorded on March 23.
Paige was interviewed on March 23, 2020. On that day, these were the top news stories in Maine:
- Maine CDC director pleads for patience on testing as statewide coronavirus case count hits 107 (By Dieter Bradbury of the Portland Press Herald)
- Bangor’s expanded emergency regulations start this evening at 6 p.m. (By Bill Trotter of the Bangor Daily News)
- VA Maine employee and 2 veterans test positive for coronavirus (By Rob Wolfe of the Portland Press Herald)
- VA announces new procedures for veterans seeking healthcare amid coronavirus outbreak (By Irwin Gratz of Maine Public)
- BIW employee tests positive for coronavirus (By J. Craig Anderson of the Portland Press Herald)
- Navy calls on BIW to remain open despite demands from Maine delegation, union (By Kathleen O’Brien of the Times Record)
- Amid coronavirus, Mainers are living life online. Can the state’s broadband system meet the demand? (By Jennifer Mitchell of Maine Public)
- When the checkout line becomes the front line (By Glenn Jordan and Steve Craig of the Portland Press Herald)
- Nonprofits try to maintain services amid high demand, limited resources (By Megan Gray of the Portland Press Herald)
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.