Robbie Feinberg

News Producer

Robbie grew up in New Hampshire, but has since written stories for radio stations from Washington, DC, to a fishing village in Alaska. Robbie graduated from the University of Maryland and got his start in public radio at the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Before arriving at Maine Public Radio, he worked in the Midwest, where he covered everything from beer to migrant labor for public radio station WMUK in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Nick Woodward / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control reported Saturday that there are now 211 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Andrew Catalina / Maine Public

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) has announced that it will close nearly a dozen coastal state parks and beaches on Friday to protect the health and safety of visitors from the threat of COVID-19. The parks will be closed until April 8, but that could be extended.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

The Hannaford Supermarket chain says it is taking several new steps to protect customers and employees from the spread of COVID-19, including the installation of Plexiglass barriers in front of cash registers.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

In response to Gov. Janet Mills' new directives for retail stores across the state to limit the spread of COVID-19, supermarkets, pharmacies and other "essential businesses" in Maine are taking steps to protect their customers and their employees. That has meant physical changes at the check-out and, in some cases, limiting the number of shoppers in the store at any one time.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday issued an executive order that mandates all nonessential businesses and operations to close public-facing locations for two weeks.

The Town of York has closed its beaches in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

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The parent company of Bath Iron Works has announced that an employee at the shipyard has contracted COVID-19.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

In recent days, schools across Maine have closed as part of the state's strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19. But state health officials acknowledge that the situation is more complicated for child care facilities. While many have shut down, others are staying open and taking on an increasingly important role in providing care for the children of health care workers and other essential employees.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Daily life has changed drastically as Mainers take steps to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Preparing and maintaining needed services for homeless clients has proven to be a challenge for shelters, who are dealing with limited space, supplies and a dramatic decline in the numbers of volunteers.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Union leaders at Bath Iron Works are calling on the shipyard’s owner to close down operations and send workers home — with pay — in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Bangor High School

As part of Gov. Janet Mills' weekend declaration of a "civil emergency" to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, the state is recommending that schools "cease classroom-based instruction as soon as practicable and for an indefinite period of time."

Tom Porter / Maine Public/file

Editor's note: On Sunday, Gov. Janet Mills recommended all public schools in the state end classroom intruction as soon as is practical.

At least a dozen school districts across the state are closing for at least two weeks in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

One of the people whose test is a presumptive positive for the new Coronavirus is a city of Portland employee who worked at the India Street Public Health Clinic. As a result, city officials announced Friday that they are closing the clinic for two weeks.

Maine Public’s Robbie Feinberg attended an afternoon press briefing about this development. He spoke with Nora Flaherty about the city's response.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Colby College in Waterville has joined other colleges in the state in announcing that students will head home before spring break next week and finish the semester online because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP Images

There are still no reported cases of the new coronavirus in Maine, but both the University of Maine system and Bowdoin College announced Wednesday that students will no longer be allowed on campuses after spring break in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Both plan to continue classes online for the rest of the semester. Other campuses in the state are watching the situation closely, but are staying open for the time being.

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