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August 19, 2020

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State Pediatricians Working With Governor's Office on School Re-opening
E-Mail Addresses Needed!
Scammers Directly Seeking Physician License Information
COVID Practice Provider Relief Fund: Deadline to Apply is July 20, 2020
MMA Welcomes Class of 2024 Maine Medical Students
DHHS Adopts New SUD MAT Rule
ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19
Maine's New PMP Registration Open; Beat the Deadline
WHO Weekly Epidemiological Update - 1
VotER Healthy Democracy Kit
Complete the 2020 Census by September 30
2nd Annual Opioid Response Summit - Compassion, Community, Connection
Baystate Financial Fiscal Fitness for Life
MAINE LEGISLATURE
MMA Seeking 2021 Legislative Priorities
UPCOMING EVENTS
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Personal Risk Assessment - Baystate Financial Webinar on September 15
Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference - Thursday, October 1
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Family Medicine Physician at Greater Portland Health

 
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State Pediatricians Working With Governor's Office on School Re-opening

The Maine American Academy of Pediatrics (Maine AAP) has been working with the Maine Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the Maine CDC to compile back to school guidance covering topics from mask wearing to clinical recommendations for returning to school after exposure or positive tests.  There are template letters for clinicians to use in unique cases and posters about COVID and returning to school for medical practices to post and share with patients and families which are available in English and other languages. 
 
Back to School information can be found on the Maine AAP website, including Resources for Providers and Resources for Communities and Families
 
Governor Mills, the DOE, DHHS, and Maine CDC announced in July a, “Framework for Returning to Classroom Instruction.” The plan outlines 6 requirements for safely opening schools in the fall, which include:
  • Symptom Screening Before Coming to School
  • Physical Distancing and Facilities
  • Masks/Face Coverings
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Return to School after Illness

Do not hesitate to contact Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Director, Dee Kerry at dee.kerry@maineaap.org or (207) 622-3374 for more information and background.  

 

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