The city’s health and human services director says the program’s one-for-one exchange policy ensures frequent contact with its clients, but public health experts say that can put people at risk of contracting COVID-19.
The two Maine senators are part of a group of bipartisan moderates known as the ‘Gang of 16,’ which spearheaded passage of the $900 billion relief package passed by Congress last month.
Despite the pandemic, the year’s home sales outpaced all previous years, and the median price of homes sold rose to a new high of $256,000.
Friday’s totals continue an up-and-down pattern in Maine over the last few weeks
Top lawmakers are urging their colleagues to stop ‘trying to skirt basic health and safety rules’ with face shields that the state’s health agency says don’t protect adequately against coronavirus transmission.
Coronavirus inpatient numbers remain flat at high levels across Maine, but the burden has shifted back to medical centers in Portland and Lewiston.
Officials at MaineHealth said the grandstand of the former harness racing track will be retrofitted for high-volume vaccination.