• coronavirus in maine Oct 9

    Youth Hockey Ref May Have Exposed Hundreds to Coronavirus in Maine, Officials Say

    A referee who was on the ice for eight games over two days could’ve exposed hundreds of youth hockey players to the coronavirus in Maine and New Hampshire, officials said Thursday. The state is still getting a handle on the situation, but as many as 400 people could’ve been exposed to the virus, said Dr. Nirav Shah, director of...

  • coronavirus Oct 5

    Pandemic Expected to Cost Maine's Hospitality Industry $1B

    Maine hotels, restaurants and bars will lose $1 billion in direct taxable revenue in 2020 compared to last year because of the pandemic, an industry report says. The University of Maine study commissioned by the industry group HospitalityMaine finds that hospitality industry is expected to contribute roughly $3 billion in direct taxable revenue to the Maine economy, down from $4…

  • coronavirus in maine Oct 3

    Median Age of Coronavirus Sufferers Trends Downward in Maine

    The median age of people who contract the coronavirus in the state of Maine is trending downward. The median age was 51.3 from March through the end of May, and it dipped to 41.4 for the months of June through September, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention director Nirav Shah said Thursday. He said one of the reasons for…

  • coronavirus in maine Sep 23

    Maine Warns of Potential Coronavirus Exposure at Airport

    The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting travelers who recently passed through Portland International Jetport that they may have been exposed to COVID-19. On Monday, the agency issued a statement saying that anyone at the jetport between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, should monitor for coronavirus symptoms. The jetport on Tuesday added to…

  • coronavirus Sep 20

    8th Coronavirus Death Tied to Wedding in Maine

    An eighth death has been linked to a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in the northern part of Maine. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday that the man who died was in his 80s and from Somerset County. The wedding at the Tri Town Baptist Church in East Millinocket and reception at the…

  • Maine Sep 16

    Virus Death Toll Linked to Maine Wedding Grows to 7

    At least seven people have died in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that continues to sicken people in Maine following a wedding reception held over the summer that violated state virus guidelines, public health authorities said. The August wedding reception at the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket is linked to more than 175 confirmed cases of the virus, the Maine…

  • COVID-19 Sep 9

    Maine No Closer to Easing Travel Restrictions on Massachusetts. Here's Why

    Public health officials in Maine are continuing to monitor the spread of coronavirus in other states, and they are no closer to easing travel restrictions put in place because of the virus. Maine requires travelers from other states to produce a negative coronavirus test or quarantine for two weeks. It exempted New Hampshire and Vermont from those requirements in late…

  • coronavirus in maine Sep 3

    Maine Gov. Mills Extends Civil Emergency Order for the 6th Time

    Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday extended a state of emergency for a sixth time during the pandemic. In a statement, Mills urged Mainers not to let “pandemic fatigue” allow them to become complacent, especially as students are returning to schools and universities across the state. “The outbreaks which we hear about in other states every day can sometimes feel…

  • Maine Aug 31

    COVID Outbreak at Maine Church Under Investigation

    An outbreak of COVID-19 among people affiliated with a church in Sanford, Maine, is under investigation by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency said there are at least five confirmed cases of the virus involving people affiliated with Calvary Baptist Church. State officials have said the outbreak appears to have an overlap with a larger outbreak that...

  • coronavirus outbreak Aug 31

    Maine Church Connected to COVID-19 Outbreak Under Investigation

    An outbreak of COVID-19 among people affiliated with a church in Sanford, Maine, is under investigation by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • coronavirus Aug 26

    COVID-19 Outbreak at Maine Wedding Spreads to Jail

    A pair of outbreaks in the state of Maine that originated more than 200 miles apart appear to be related, public health authorities in the state said Tuesday. Maine health authorities have been battling outbreaks that originated at a wedding in Millinocket and the York County Jail. Those places are about 230 miles apart, but appear linked by a staff…

  • coronavirus pandemic Aug 20

    After Maine Wedding Reception, at Least 24 Test Positive for Coronavirus

    Two dozen Maine residents tested positive for the coronavirus after a wedding reception in Millinocket — the state’s first outbreak linked to a social gathering, officials said Monday. Eighteen people who attended the Aug. 7 reception and six others who had close contact with attendees subsequently tested positive, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control. But its director, Dr….

  • coronavirus in maine Jul 4

    Maine Sees Surge in Visitors for Fourth of July Weekend

    On Memorial Day, seasonal business owners and Mainers were unsure what summer would bring and a strict out-of-state visitor quarantine on all travelers had kept a lot of the usual holiday weekend visitors away.  That was then.  As the Fourth of the July weekend kicked off on Friday, many more cars were visible on the Maine turnpike and a traffic...

  • Maine Jul 1

    NY, CT, NJ to Be Exempt From Maine Travel Rules

    Maine is exempting residents of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey from its travel quarantine rules.

  • coronavirus in new england Jun 15

    Starting Wednesday, All Restaurants in Maine Can Offer Indoor Dining, Governor Says

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills on Monday announced that restaurants in three counties would be allowed to offer indoor dining services later this week, after being delayed due to higher numbers of coronavirus cases than other areas. Restaurants in York, Cumberland and Androscoggin counties can begin serving diners inside beginning Wednesday, Mills said, joining restaurants in other counties that were able…

  • coronavirus pandemic May 26

    ‘Deserted': Quiet Memorial Day Weekend in Maine Because of Coronavirus

    “Odd” and “disconcerting” were words some people in Maine are using to describe this weekend’s unofficial kickoff to summer.  Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a time for traffic, crowds and lines at seafood takeout joints in the Pine Tree State.  But this year, because of COVID-19, cancelled parades and a 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors, crowds were virtually non-existent. ...

  • coronavirus in maine May 26

    Quiet Memorial Day Weekend in Maine

    Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a time for traffic, crowds and lines at seafood takeout joints in the Pine Tree State. But this year, because of COVID-19, cancelled parades and a 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors, crowds were virtually non-existent.

  • coronavirus in maine Apr 30

    Maine Announces New Unemployment Program as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 53

    The Maine Department of Labor announced the roll out of a new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program on Thursday. The new program, which launches Friday at 8 a.m., provides eligibility to workers not typically covered by unemployment insurance, Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman said. Those who are self-employed or do not have enough earnings to qualify for state unemployment insurance and people…

  • Maine CDC Apr 27

    Maine CDC Reopens After Cleaning Because of Virus Exposure

    The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s headquarters is reopening Monday after a coronavirus exposure briefly shuttered the headquarters of the agency responsible for leading the state response to the pandemic. The Maine CDC building was closed over the weekend for cleaning and disinfecting after officials learned that an outside vendor with the virus had entered the building....

  • coronavirus Apr 26

    Maine Coronavirus Cases Top 1,000

    The number of people with confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maine passed the 1,000 mark on Sunday with 25 new cases, bringing the total to 1,015, the state Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported in its daily update. The number of deaths from the disease in Maine remained unchanged at 50, the agency said. Also, 532 people have…

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