Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 03/18/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
•  WHO Daily Situation Report COVID-19
•  Coronavirus Update with Anthony Fauci, MD (Video)
•  Current Steps Governor Mills has Taken in Response to COVID-19
•  Coronavirus in Italy - Report From The Front Lines (Video)
•  Maine's Weekly Influenza Report
•  Next Senior Section Meeting POSTPONED
•  2020 Census Operational Updates March 18, 2020
•  Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
129th MAINE LEGISLATURE, SECOND REGULAR SESSION
•  MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED
•  State House Highlights of the Week
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Next Senior Section Meeting POSTPONED
•  10th Annual Maine Patient Safety Academy POSTPONED
•  Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention POSTPONED
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
•  Managing Student Debt: Webinar on April 16 6-7pm
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME

 

MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED

The Tuesday evening Legislative Calls hosted by MMA will be postponed until further notice.

 

In response to the rapidly changing health crisis the Presiding Officers of the Maine Legislature late last week cancelled all committee meetings, including public hearings, work sessions and confirmation hearings for the rest of the session. The one exception was the Appropriations Committee, for various budgetary matters and work related to the Governor’s Supplemental Budget. It was also announced the Legislature would meet one more day to consider bills “directly related to coronavirus response and other critical services, then adjourn.” The Capitol was then closed to the public, with only legislators, staff and media members allowed in the building while lawmakers worked. All bills still not acted upon or under consideration will remain active until the Legislature reconvenes. 

Governor Janet Mills issued a proclamation of civil emergency  Sunday to help the state cope with the growing outbreak of COVID-19 just days after the Legislature’s announcement.