COVID testing updates
It's a snowy Friday and 2022 has brought us omicron and increasing positivity rate (18.4%) and high hospitalizations and deaths.
Omicron is now thought to be the dominant variant in current infections.
In response, the State just opened up a new COVID testing site in Augusta at the Armory on Western Avenue. The Armory is on Western Avenue and the location has been added at the COVID-19 Testing in Maine website<https://www.maine.gov/covid19/testing>.
Augusta area libraries may download and post this informational flyer<https://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/services/documents/Armory_Covid.pdf> about the Armory site.
I have added information about testing sites, vaccination sites, new isolation and quarantine recommendations, and home COVID testing to the Coronavirus webpage<https://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/services/Coronavirus.htm>. Links below.
COVID-19 Testing in Maine<https://www.maine.gov/covid19/testing> - There are a total of 146 locations throughout Maine.
Augusta Armory flyer<https://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/services/documents/Armory_Covid.pdf> (PDF)
COVID-19 Vaccination in Maine<https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines>
COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine<https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus/general-information.shtml#flow> - Nice Flow Chart by Maine CDC; Download PDF<https://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/services/documents/COVID-19-Isolation-Flow-Chart.pdf>
Quarantine and Isolation Updates<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html> from CDC
Home Testing Guidance<https://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/services/documents/At-Home-Test-Guidance.pdf> from Maine CDC (PDF)
Stay healthy and safe and enjoy the weekend!
Director, Library Development
Maine State Library
230 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333
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