Maine CDC Health Advisory

August 11, 2021

Health Risks from Extreme Heat this Week

Maine will experience extremely hot and humid weather this week. The Maine CDC would like to remind health care providers, caregivers, and public health professionals to identify those in their care at increased risk and advise them to take precautions to prevent heat illness.

Health care providers should remind patients and their caregivers about the importance of seeking medical attention for heat-related illnesses and discuss prevention methods. Residential care facilities should monitor their residents carefully for signs of heat illness, especially if the facility is not air conditioned.

Advisory (PDF)