coronavirus in maine

  • 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 25

    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…

  • coronavirus in maine Apr 23

    Gov. Mills Outlines Plan for Reopening Maine’s Economy

    Gov. Janet Mills outlined her plan for a “cautious reopening” of Maine’s economy on Thursday afternoon. “We all want life to return to normal as soon as it is safe to do so. Our hearts break to see closed storefronts and people struggling to make ends meet because of this crisis,” Mills said. “At the same time, we all...

  • coronavirus in maine Apr 23

    More Murder Trials Delayed in Maine Because of Coronavirus

    The number of homicide trials delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic has grown to eight in Maine. The delays suggest an impending backlog; only one of the trials has been rescheduled so far, the Bangor Daily News reports. The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to a speedy trial, but Maine law doesn’t define the length of time a trial may...

  • coronavirus in maine Apr 20

    Maine Death Toll Rises to 35 as CDC Monitors Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities

    One more Maine resident has died from the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 35, Maine Center for Disease Control Director Nirav Shah said on Monday. The new death is a woman in her 70s from Waldo County. The number of Maine residents who have tested positive for coronavirus is now at 875 as of Monday, an increase of eight…

  • coronavirus in new england Apr 6

    Maine CDC: Nearly 500 Coronavirus Cases in State

    Dr. Nirav Shah updated the public in a news conference Monday morning. Since Sunday, there have been 29 new positive cases in the state, bringing the total to 499. Ten people have died from the virus so far, and 92 people have been hospitalized at some point, he said.

  • coronavirus Mar 30

    Number of COVID-19 Cases in Maine Jumps to 275

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Maine increased to 275 on Monday, up 22 cases from the day before, according to Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D. Shah’s update came after the state on Sunday reported its second and third deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. Two of the fatal cases include a woman in…

  • coronavirus in new england Mar 29

    Maine Reports 2 More Coronavirus Deaths, 85 New Cases

    Two more Maine residents have died from the coronavirus, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control. That brings the state’s total to three.

  • coronavirus in maine Mar 26

    Acadia National Park to Shut Down Due to Coronavirus

    Acadia National Park in Maine is temporarily shutting down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Park officials announced the closing of the carriage trails, Park Loop Road, campgrounds, visitor centers, visitor services and all restrooms until further notice. The only remaining park services will be those that support the protection of natural resources. Christie Anastasia, public affairs specialist for the…

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