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Update: As of last night/this morning, York and Piscataquis are
downgraded to "moderate" and Waldo is upgraded to "substantial."
Regardless, masks are never a bad idea. 

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view 

Chip 

On 2021-07-28 15:36, McKenney, Janet wrote:

> Today Governor Mills announced that the State of Maine will follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (U.S. CDC) updated face covering guidance, which recommends that:
> 
> *   all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings in indoor, public settings in areas with "substantial" or "high" levels of community transmission; and
> *   all teachers, staff, and students in K-12 schools wear face coverings, regardless of vaccination status or community transmission level.
> 
> According to the U.S. CDC, York and Piscataquis counties have "substantial" levels of community transmission at this time, which means that individuals should wear face coverings in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. Maine's other 14 counties currently have "moderate" levels of community transmission according to the U.S. CDC and are thus not subject to the first recommendation. The U.S. CDC determines level of community transmission based on the number of cases in the last 7 days per 100,000 people and the percentage of tests in the last 7 days that have a positive result.
> https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEGOV/bulletins/2ea67b2<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcontent.govdelivery.com%2Faccounts%2FMEGOV%2Fbulletins%2F2ea67b2&data=04%7C01%7Cjanet.mckenney%40maine.gov%7Cc7de61b07ba949491a7608d951fe54b8%7C413fa8ab207d4b629bcdea1a8f2f864e%7C0%7C0%7C637630975048798096%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=0GiKlIEzhX6zN0Jhs1enfIOjPicpjrIZ7Nlfxai8RHc%3D&reserved=0>
> 
> Libraries in York and Piscataquis please note this may affect any policy you have in place.
> 
> Any library can request a pop up clinic for 10 or more individuals. - Application for a COVID Vaccine Clinic<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.office.com%2FPages%2FResponsePage.aspx%3Fid%3Dq6g_QX0gYkubzeoajy-GTiO3xL8jO01NmVklWOLcF8dURTVISzFTT0c1OFpRSFBYVzhOTE01VU9YQy4u&data=04%7C01%7Cjanet.mckenney%40maine.gov%7Cc7de61b07ba949491a7608d951fe54b8%7C413fa8ab207d4b629bcdea1a8f2f864e%7C0%7C0%7C637630975048808050%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=liO%2BTtw49LCpkHjY4Qt6pugsaVyw42j0u7at%2BCw7LpU%3D&reserved=0>
> 
> Thanks all and stay well.
> Janet
> 
> Janet McKenney
> Director, Library Development
> Maine State Library
> SHS 64
> 230 State Street
> Augusta, ME 04333
> 
> 207-287-5603
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> @janetmckenney (Twitter)

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