Maine CDC Health Advisory

February 4, 2020

Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (federal CDC) continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was initially detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December 2019. This federal CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Update provides a situational update and interim guidance to state and local health departments that supersedes guidance in federal CDC's HAN 426 distributed on January 17, 2020.

  • As of February 4, 2020, no cases of 2019-nCoV have been identified in Maine.
  • If a patient meets the PUI criteria, the provider should contact Maine CDC immediately, by calling 1-800-821-5821, to determine if this patient needs to be considered a PUI for 2019-nCoV and be tested for infection.

Advisory (PDF)