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Coronavirus in Maine: Timeline

Coronavirus in Maine: Timeline

The first Mainer suspected of contracting COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, returned from a trip to Italy on March 6 with symptoms of a cold. By then, more than 100,000 people had been infected by the coronavirus worldwide, COVID-19 had claimed...
Coronavirus in Maine: Daily Headlines — July

Coronavirus in Maine: Daily Headlines — July

As the coronavirus alters life in Maine, staying informed of the latest news and information is critically important as we all navigate the uncertainties that come with this pandemic. Maine has some tremendous journalists working tirelessly to keep the public...
Better emergency planning requires legislative action

Better emergency planning requires legislative action

We couldn’t have been fully prepared for COVID-19. But the virus might have been less deadly — no matter how little science knew about it — if government had been better prepared for a major crisis. The worst events always seem to be a surprise. Legislators may...