Maine CDC - 1st Presumptive COVID-19 Case In Maine
March 12, 2020 - Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL) reported out the first presumptive positive COVID-19 test result on a Maine resident. Currently, all positive COVID-19 results from state public health laboratories are considered presumptive until they are confirmed at the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC).

Health care providers should immediately notify infection control personnel at their health care facility if they suspect a patient of having COVID-19. Providers and health care facilities do not need to notify Maine CDC if they suspect their patient of having COVID-19, and do not need authorization to send samples to HETL. Providers should work with their health care facilities to determine the best location and method for specimen collection.


AAFP opens up a new COVID-19 Member Community -
Have quick peer-to-peer conversations to help you prepare your office and provide patient care during the coronavirus pandemic. You can also follow important CDC updates here.  
If you have not yet joined, please: 
  (2) Select "all communities" under the Communities tab
(3) Scroll down to join the community named, COVID-19 Rapid Response Member Exchange; select Join
COVID-19 Information Resources:

Maine CDC Public Health Advisories & Updates Re: COVID-19 - HERE

Maine HAN System - Sign up for alerts HERE


WHO (World Health Organization) - HERE

Notice from Maine Department of Labor:

Dear employer,
       The Maine Department of Labor has been receiving questions about what businesses can do in the wake of COVID-19, the new coronavirus.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published helpful information on their website about COVID-19, including a guide for businesses. They will be updating these pages as more information becomes available. We have included the links below for your convenience:


Thank you,
The Maine Department of Labor