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.
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.
State Suspends License of Millinocket Inn Cited in Outbreak
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has suspended the license of the Millinocket inn that hosted a wedding reception linked to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Penobscot, York Counties 'Closely Monitored' As Schools Begin
The new assessment shows all counties still have a "green" designation, but Penobscot and York counties will be reassessed on Sept. 4 in light of increasing case rates as well as open outbreaks in those two counties.
Governor Mills Warns of the Dangers of Pandemic Fatigue
As the large outbreak in Millinocket spreads to smaller outbreaks, Governor Mills warns of the dangers of giving in to pandemic fatigue.
Big Moose Inn Issued Health Hazard Citation For COVID-19 Outbreak
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday delivered an "imminent health hazard citation" to the Big Moose Inn in Millinocket for exceeding the indoor gathering limit of 50 people amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Maine CDC Offers Update on Millinocket Wedding COVID-19 Outbreak
The Maine CDC reports 24 people, who either attended a Millinocket wedding reception earlier this month, or have ties to those who did, have tested positive for COVID-19.
Morgan's Beach in Enfield Closes for Season Amid COVID-19 Cases
Morgan's Beach is closed for the season after a small group of beach goers reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Brewer Restaurant Goes to Social Media with #ThankYouKaren
One local restaurant had a patron leave a negative review on Google about having to wear a mask. The restaurant took to social media to share the review and to share their response.
Acadia TikTok Sums Up A Big Mood For Tourism During COVID [NSFW]W
So, what's visiting Acadia like during a pandemic?
Children 5 and Older Must Wear Masks in Childcare Settings
An updated directive from the Mills' administration requires children 5 and over to wear face coverings in child care facilities.