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COVID Case Update 2.23.21
COVID Case Update 2.23.21
Jim Chasse
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

We have been informed of 6 cases of COVID-19 (5 Students, 1 Adult) associated with PADS (3), HMS (2), HHS (1)  Each occurred during the school break and or is outside of the transmission window.  They have been found to have been contracted outside of the school setting during the break.  There have been no cases in the school during their infectious period. 

The regional cases have been on a decline but please continue to be safe.  If you have questions please contact your school nurse or school administrator.  

Thank you,

Jim Chasse

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Updated COVID State Cases Dashboard HERE.

Updated COVID State Travel Requirements HERE.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that ranges from mild to severe. It can be more severe in adults 60 years and older and in those with underlying conditions. The virus mainly spreads when an infected person coughs or sneezes and an uninfected person breathes in the virus. Signs and symptoms include:

  • fever or chills

  • cough

  • shortness of breath 

  • fatigue

  • muscle or body aches

  • headache

  • new loss of taste or smell 

  • sore throat

  • congestion or runny nose P. nausea or vomiting

  • diarrhea

Maine CDC recommends prevention measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include proper handwashing with soap and warm water, which is especially important after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. When soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

For general COVID-19 questions, dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695). You can also text your ZIP code to 898-211 or email info@211maine.org. Call a health care provider for questions about your symptoms. More information can be found at www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.