The novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, a respiratory illness, is impacting many aspects of our lives in Maine and all over the world. We are dedicated to keeping you up to date on how the pandemic is affecting you and your neighbors in Bangor and all of eastern Maine.
Massachusetts Visitors Now Exempt from COVID Travel Requirements
Residents of Massachusetts are now exempt from the COVID-19 travel restrictions imposed on people from most other states.
Governor Opens COVID Testing, Grants Money to Schools, Businesses
The governor's administration has announced more widespread testing for COVID-19, and grant money being distributed to schools and businesses.
Pickup Football Game Linked to Sanford HS COVID-19 Outbreak
The Maine CDC has opened an investigation into a COVID-19 outbreak at Sanford High School that they have linked to gatherings from outside the school.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Hit By COVID-19 Outbreak
The Maine Center for Disease Control has opened an investigation into an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Maine CDC Concerned About Cold Weather, Indoor Gatherings
The Maine CDC is concerned about the future of the pandemic as the weather gets colder and gatherings are moved inside.
Secretary of State Says Mask Hanging from Mirror Is a Hazard
Maine's Secretary of State says he's concerned about the number of face coverings he sees hanging from people's car mirrors.
Ramada Temporarily Closes To Public To House Homeless In Bangor
Officials dealing with Bangor's homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic have had one major issue to contend with: where to put the city's homeless where they can maintain social distancing, and stay safe amidst the ever-present threat of the virus.
York County Schools' Status Goes Yellow, Penobscot Stays Green
Governor Janet Mills' administration changed the color coded status for York County from green to yellow, due to an increased risk of COVID-19.
State Records Second Death Linked To Millinocket Wedding Outbreak
State health officials say the death of a man in his 70s in Somerset County is the second death associated with the COVID-19 outbreak at a Millinocket wedding.
RSU 74 Schools Delayed Due to Positive Case of COVID-19
RSU 74 is delaying its start-up until next week after a student tested positive for COVID-19.