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AUGUSTA — A member of the Maine Air National Guard who lives out of state tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Saturday.
The airman, whose home state was not released, is believed to have been exposed to the coronavirus outside Maine.
The Maine National Guard will not release the location of the individual to maintain anonymity as the number of personnel from out of state is limited, said Maj. Carl Lamb, public affairs officer for the Maine National Guard.
The airman has not attended a drill period in approximately two months, which is why officials believe that the risk of exposure to other service members is low.
He is currently isolated at home and has been instructed to follow the guidance of healthcare providers.
“We’re thankful that this airman is recuperating well at home,” Maj. Gen. Douglas Farnham said. “Our organization has taken significant measures to control the spread of the virus, and we will continue to do so, updating measures as directed by state and federal authorities.”