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Coronavirus Update: What is Currently Happening in Maine, from Testing to Preventive Measures

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The coronavirus crisis has now been designated a pandemic by the World Health Organization. How is Maine responding to COVID-19, especially now that there is someone who has tested positive in Maine? Our panel of experts shares the latest news on the disease and what steps the state is taking to address this public health crisis—including state testing for the virus and a newly formed state task force. 

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Governor Mills, Maine CDC Announce First Presumptive Positive Case and Additional Steps to Respond to COVID-19 - Gov. Mills said the state is restricting out-of-state travel for state employees, and is recommending that events that involve gatherings of more than 250 people be postponed. She also issued an insurance emergency response order.

Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.