September 16, 2020

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Registration Open: MMA Virtual General Membership Meeting
Physician Voting More Important Than Ever
Women In Medicine Month: Maroulla Gleaton, M.D
SEP 23rd Deadline To Register for Maine’s New PMP System, RxGov
New MaineCare Medical Director Announced
COVID-19: Millinocket Wedding Outbreak Update - 7 Dead
Much Work Remains to Tame Maine’s Opioid Epidemic
Infectious Disease Monthly Graph for August 2020
September is Suicide Prevention Month
CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls - September
COVID-19: Weekly Epidemiological Update + New Guidance Documents
AMA Video - COVID-19 & High-risk Pregnancies
Launch of ‘Health Worker Safety: A Priority for Patient Safety’ Charter
The 2020 Census Is Happening Now
Baystate Financial – Fiscal Fitness for Life
MMA 2021 Suggested Legislative Priorities Due Next Week
Want To Vote By Mail? Here's How
Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
Maine AAP Virtual CME Conference - Sept 26 & 27
ME DHHS Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Disparate Impacts of COVID 19
Upcoming Events from the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine (CCSME)
Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference - Thursday, October 1
Webinar Series: Telehealth Practice Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Behavioral Health Clinician
Medical Director - Bucksport Regional Health Center

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COVID-19: Millinocket Wedding Outbreak Update - 7 Dead

Maine CDC reported this week that seven people have died with COVID-19 related to the August 7 Millinocket weddingPortland Press Herald reporter @PPHEricRussell provided the following timeline of events following the wedding on Twitter. It’s an excellent example and reminder for all to #besafe, #maskup, #distance, and #washhands 

  • On August 7, a wedding was held in Millinocket. Approximately 65 people attended. It was indoors. There wasn't much mask compliance.
  • It has now become a COVID-19 super-spreading event, the biggest so far in Maine.
  • One adult wedding guest saw a parent after the event.
  • That parent then saw another child, an adult who works at the Maplecrest Rehabilitation Center in Madison.
  • Maine CDC believes that's how the Millinocket wedding outbreak spread to the nursing home.
  • As of Tuesday, September 15, six residents of Maplecrest Rehabilitation Center in Madison have died and that number could go up.
  • In all, there have been 39 cases between residents and staff at the nursing home.
  • The August 7 wedding also has been linked to an outbreak of more than 70 cases at the York County Jail. A staff member at the jail was confirmed to have attended the wedding.
  • York County is now the biggest COVID-19 hot-spot in Maine and has public health officials worried.
  • Another outbreak in York County is at the Calvary Baptist Church, whose pastor officiated the Millinocket wedding and has openly defied the state's guidelines on masks and physical distancing."


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