coronavirus

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Facing pressure from the hospitality and tourism industry, the Mills administration announced Thursday that, as of June 1, hotels and other lodging establishments in Maine can begin accepting reservations from residents and out-of-staters who have completed a 14-day quarantine. The change does not technically scrap the quarantine requirement, but it raises more questions about how it will be enforced.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public File

Hannaford is planning to hire more than 2,000 workers across New England and New York to keep up with increased demand caused by COVID-19.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Three more Mainers infected with the new coronavirus have died since Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 69. The Maine CDC also reported 50 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, for a total of 1,565.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's attorney general has joined a group of 20 of his peers to call for the Trump Administration to take steps to make sure meat and poultry processing facilities are safe for employees.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Governor Janet Mills Wednesday has for the second time extended Maine’s state of civil emergency. The new state of emergency will last for thirty days through June 11, 2020.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine has now had 1,515 cases of COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, and 66 deaths. That's according to new figures the Maine Center for Disease Control released Wednesday.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Seven tourism and business groups are urging Maine Gov. Janet Mills to drop the 14-day quarantine requirement for visitors from other states.

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We’ll discuss veterinary issues—including COVID-19 transmission to or from animals, new coronavirus tests for pets, the surge in getting puppies, pet adoptions and fostering, and how veterinarians are delivering care during the pandemic.  We’ll also learn what an animal behaviorist does.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Without more relief aid from Congress, government services that the public depends on could be seriously reduced or eliminated. That’s the message coming from state and local municipal officials, and from national labor leaders.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Fifteen more Mainers have been confirmed with COVID-19, for a total of 1,477 cases, according to the state Center for Disease Control.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine CDC reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 and another death on Monday, the first day that retail businesses in 12 of Maine's 16 counties can resume limited operations.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

It’s been eight weeks since dental offices in Maine have been closed for routine care. During that time, minor dental issues in some patients have progressed into emergencies.

Katie Han

As Maine begins reopening its economy, what are the risks, challenges and oppportunities ahead? We discuss how the first steps to the phased process are being taken, especially now that Gov. Janet Mills has given 12 Maine counties the go-ahead to reopen some businesses and entitites. How do businesses owners and customers feel about returning? What plans are in place for the months ahead?

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

State health officials are reporting no new deaths in Maine Sunday related to COVID-19. That leaves the total number of deaths in the state related to the disease at 64.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public File

U.S. Sen. Angus King is urging Navy and commercial shipyards to balance worker safety with their essential status as the pandemic continues.

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