Coronavirus in Maine: Timeline

Coronavirus in Maine: Timeline

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on April 2, 2020, and has been updated.  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...
Local COVID-19 task forces offer new approach to public health

Local COVID-19 task forces offer new approach to public health

In February 2020, Margaret Downing read an article that terrified her. It predicted that a novel coronavirus spreading around the world would overwhelm U.S. healthcare systems, particularly those in small communities like her town of Yarmouth.  “It was very obvious to...