Dr. Dora Mills

Matt York / AP File

As some buildings are closing, sports events are being canceled, and colleges and universities around the state are closing their campuses in favor of online learning people are being encouraged to practice 'social distancing.' To find out exactly what that means, Maine Public’s Nora Flaherty spoke Friday, by phone, with MaineHealth Chief Improvement Officer Dr. Dora Anne Mills.

Susan Sharon / Maine Public

Maine now has two presumptive positive cases of the illness caused by the new coronavirus. A third preliminary positive case is still being examined. The individuals are from Androscoggin and Cumberland counties. With more cases of COVID-19 expected to develop, hospitals are ramping up to meet demand and advising who should get tested and where.

Irwin Gratz / Maine Public

As concerns increase about the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in the United States, Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz sat down with Dr. Dora Mills, former head of the Maine Center for Disease Control and now MaineHealth's chief health improvement officer, to discuss the virus's potential threat to Mainers. They talked about best practices for preventative and treatment care, as well as what symptoms actually look like.