Maine CDC Health Advisory

March 15, 2020

Actions to Take Now for Community Transmission of COVID-19

As of March 15, 2020, there are 7 confirmed and 5 presumptive positive COVID-19 cases in Maine. Community transmission is occurring in Cumberland County. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) expects to see community transmission in other areas of Maine, possibly in the coming days. Such transmission will likely mean large numbers of patients needing medical care at the same time, stressing health care providers, hospitals, and other health care facilities. Critical systems, including emergency medical services, are likely to be affected, and should plan accordingly. Social distancing strategies should be implemented, even though they may impact daily activities and disrupt scheduled events.

Advisory (PDF)