Current Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)


You may have been following the news about the COVID-19, or Coronavirus. I wanted to let you know that we have been following developments closely. Currently, the Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the risk in Maine remains low. They also say that the situation is rapidly evolving and that the risk can and will change, and that they expect that we will have cases in Maine. We are working with the Maine Primary Care Association and other health authorities to develop a response here at YCCAC should one become necessary. Our concerns are for our patients, clients and, of course, all of us who work here at YCCAC. In the meantime, the best thing to do is to use the same precautions we should be using anyway this time of year during flu season. The most important thing to do is to wash your hands frequently. Also avoid shaking hands; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; use a tissue when you blow your nose and put the tissue in the trash; cover coughs and sneezes; maintain social distancing (3 feet) with anyone who is sneezing or coughing; and stay at home if you don’t feel well. You may see people using face masks. These are not recommended for people who are well, in that most of them don’t restrict what you breathe in. They are used by people who have an infection to help prevent the spread of the infection. Another thing we can all do is help stop the spread of rumors and misinformation. Please share the above information if you get questions. We are getting regular updates and will share any developments as the occur. If you are interested, here are links to the federal and state CDC web pages: Federal CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Maine CDC: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml Thanks everyone. Please let me know if you have any questions Barbara Crider

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