Bangor, Maine News Update: July 8, 2020
The Maine CDC reports 17 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 29 more people who have recovered. A woman in her 90's from Cumberland County, diagnosed with the virus, has passed away, taking the total deaths to 110.
The Maine DOT has posted signage along I-95, reminding travelers of the state's 14-day quarantine or testing requirements. Visitors from New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey are exempt; however Governor Mills still strongly suggests that people from these states get a test before coming to Maine.
The Community Health Leadership Board has developed an informational website to educate residents about the effectiveness of wearing face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to provide masks for those in need. The Mask Up for ME campaign has information about sewing masks, whether children should wear them, and more. Find more information on the Mask Up for ME website and on our Sunday morning program, Maine Concerns.
An independent commission has launched a review of Maine's nursing homes during the pandemic. On the review panel will be 25 experts from across the country, including one from Maine's Veterans' homes. The results of the review will be used to produce changes, to make residents safer and prepare for future pandemics.
A Maine man won more than $300,000 last month, when he scratched a $20 lottery ticket. Luther Klutchnick bought the Extreme Green Progressive ticket at the IGA in Rangeley, making him the biggest winner last month. Two others won $250,000 each in the month of June.
Bargain hunters will want to head to Orrington this weekend, for the town's Endless Yard Sale. Residents throughout the community will hold yard sales form Friday to Sunday, as part of Orrington's Old Home Week celebration. Closer to the weekend, maps of the yard sales will be available at Orrington businesses.