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19 hospital staff members tested positive for virus; no deficiencies in infection prevention found(Comments Off on 19 hospital staff members tested positive for virus; no deficiencies in infection prevention found)

November 22, 2020

FARMINGTON – Medical leaders at Franklin Memorial Hospital are working closely with the staff of the Maine Centers for Disease control to limit the spread of COVID-19 after 19 members of the hospital’s care team tested positive for the virus. Eleven staff have recovered. Those with active cases are in self-quarantine. It is believed that […]

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Healthy Community Coalition to distribute Farmers to Families food boxes

FARMINGTON—On Monday, Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County (HCC) to will distribute 1,200 food boxes to families throughout Franklin County through the Farmers to Families Food Box program. Farmers to Families is a government sponsored program in which the USDA awards vendors to procure, pack, and deliver combination food boxes to non-profits in states […]

UMaine Extension offers recipes and food safety tips for Thanksgiving

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has several resources to help prepare a safe and healthy Thanksgiving meal. Before buying that turkey, UMaine Extension associate professor and registered dietitian Kate Yerxa suggests “planning for one to 1 ½ pounds of turkey per person. This will provide enough for the meal and leftovers for turkey […]

UMaine System preparing students for a safe return home

ORONO—With two weeks of in-person instruction remaining and COVID-19 cases on the rise, Maine’s public universities announce plans to provide amplified safe departure testing for resident hall and out-of-state students. The University of Maine System also outlines the types of initiatives underway on the campuses to limit exposure to community transmission and safely complete the final […]


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