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Care Facilities Deal with COVID-19: How Are Maine's Congregate Care Places Dealing with the Virus

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Nationwide, nursing homes and other congregate care facilities are hot spots for COVID-19--among residents and staff. Maine is seeing a similar pattern of outbreaks at different group care facilities across the state. What protective measures are in place, and what more can be done to stem the spread of the coronavirus?


Rick Erb, president & CEO, Maine Health Care Association 

Jeanne Lambrew, Commissioner of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services

Nirav Shah, director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Kelley Kash, CEO and Retired United States Air Force Colonel, Maine Veterans Homes 

Mark Swann, executive director, Preble Street


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.