Today is Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the mid-60s to high 50s from north to south, with a sunshine in the north and clouds and a chance for rain to the south. Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Another five Mainers died and 229 more coronavirus cases were reported across the state on Tuesday, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The statewide death toll stands at 777. Check out our COVID-19 Tracker for more information.
A mass vaccine clinic at the Portland Expo will offer walk-in vaccinations starting today. The number of vaccine doses available for walk-ins will vary based on the weekly shipments to the clinic run by Northern Light Mercy Hospital, according to Ed Gilman, a spokesperson.
Maine will begin offering optional universal COVID-19 testing at all K-12 schools in May through a new partnership that relies on “pooled” viral tests to check many samples at once.
The University of Maine will host a vaccine clinic this afternoon as part of an effort to vaccinate college students before the end of the semester.
People from every other state will be able to travel to Maine without needing to quarantine or having a negative coronavirus test when the state relaxes its travel guidelines this Saturday, public health officials said Tuesday.
ALSO: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance Tuesday saying anyone, whether vaccinated or not, should be able to walk, bike or run alone or with household members and not wear masks. In response, Gov. Janet Mills has lifted Maine’s outdoor mask requirement.
Even as Maine has weathered the pandemic better than many states and been a leader in vaccinations, a complicated set of factors has kept its new case counts steadily high in recent weeks.
In an email to clinic volunteers earlier on Tuesday, a volunteer coordinator said that the last clinic at the center is tentatively scheduled for May 27. While that closure date is not set in stone, the system is preparing to transition its vaccination efforts away from mass clinics.
Van Buren hopes the seller-friendly market in Maine’s booming rural real estate economy will turn tax-acquired property into cash.
At least 20 documents on the Maine government website contained names and, in some cases, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers, for those receiving mental health and substance use treatment.
Ed Goff, a Skowhegan-based businessman, hopes to open a third Fast Eddie’s location at 490 Broadway near Interstate 95.
That comes nine years after the park was moved to a concrete slab off Union Street that was not intended as a permanent location.
The marketing campaign will include 60-second radio spots throughout Maine, pre-roll promotional videos of hospitality employees at work and ads on social media and online networks.
Wild animals are unbelievably resilient.