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As of Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will no longer receive data from hospitals related to COVID-19. The Trump administration has instead directed hospitals to report that data to a private portal on the federal Health and Human Services website. The change is raising concerns about transparency. And though federal officials are touting it as a way to streamline data collection, some Maine hospitals say it's more burdensome.

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The head of the federal Centers for Disease Control indicated on Tuesday that new guidance will be issued soon that could allow dental practices to resume routine care. The announcement is a boost for Maine dentists, who will likely be permitted to reopen next week.

US Shelves Detailed Guide To Reopening Country

May 7, 2020

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Trump administration has shelved a set of detailed documents created by the nation's top disease investigators meant to give step-by-step advice to local leaders deciding when and how to reopen public places during the still-raging pandemic.