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COVID-19 Local Updates Fall/Winter 2020

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COVID-19 Local Updates Fall/Winter 2020

Expanded coverage of local COVID outbreak

Because of the recent outbreak of virus cases at the Island Nursing Home and the general up-tick in cases locally, Penobscot Bay Press is expanding our coverage as a public service. Starting today, November 30, we will have daily weekday postings, as necessary, of current information at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. This coverage will include s tories and information we generate, official documents and announcements from medical authorities, local governments, schools and institutions and other pertinent material. To be posted on the Island Ad-Vantages website and announced on our Facebook presence, we are creating this process as a public information clearing house to help everyone keep current with developments and situations. As your community information service, this is our ongoing mission and purpose to help communities function through information sharing.

Please send information you would like us to share to labeled virus web clearing house.


  1. J&J ‘pause’ dampens local demand for vaccine
    Castine Patriot, 4/29/21
  2. ‘Pause” in J&J vaccine puts pop-up clinics on hold
    Castine Patriot, 4/15/21
  3. As COVID-19 cases rise, more people can get vaccinated
    Island Ad-Vantages, 4/9/21
  4. Guide to Maine’s COVID-19 rules for spring and summer
    Castine Patriot, 3/18/21
  5. Local towns to get help from COVID-19 relief bill
    Castine Patriot, 3/18/21
  6. COVID-19 shuts down BHCS for two days
    The Weekly Packet, 3/11/21
  7. Hugging grandkids: another restriction lifted
    Castine Patriot, 3/11/21
  8. Volunteers needed for vaccination clinics
    Castine Patriot, 3/4/21
  9. Johnson & Johnson vaccine arrives
    Castine Patriot, 3/4/21
  10. COVID-19 variant tempers optimism
    Castine Patriot, 2/18/21
  11. Walmart to vaccinate against COVID-19
    Castine Patriot, 2/11/21
  12. As COVID-19 outbreak subsides, vaccines ramp up
    Castine Patriot, 2/4/21
  13. COVID-19 spread by partying, community transmission
    Castine Patriot, 1/28/21
  14. COVID-19 vaccine still hard to come by
    Castine Patriot, 1/28/21
  15. Sedgwick couple voice concerns about GSA decisions
    The Weekly Packet, 1/21/21
  16. COVID-19 comes to GSA
    Castine Patriot, 1/22/21
  17. Island Nursing Home gets the all clear
    Island Ad-Vantages, 1/21/21
  18. Mainers over 70 starting to get the vaccine
    Castine Patriot, 1/22/21
  19. COVID vaccination: ‘We’re not where we want to be just yet’
    Castine Patriot, 1/14/21
  20. Maine CDC: ‘Stay home at Christmas’
    Castine Patriot, 12/23/20
  21. It takes an island to help a nursing home staff
    Island Ad-Vantages, 12/23/20
  22. COVID-19 surge brings mask mandate, isolation guidelines
    Castine Patriot, 12/17/20
  23. Blue Hill students to go remote January 4-8
    The Weekly Packet, 12/17/20
  24. Podcast: Island Health & Wellness Foundation: Just For The Health
  25. A light at the end of the pandemic tunnel
    Castine Patriot, 12/17/20
  26. Brooksville students return to school
    The Weekly Packet, 12/10/20
  27. INH begins recovery after 90 test positive for COVID-19
    Island Ad-Vantages, 12/10/20
  28. Outpouring of support for Island Nursing Home
    Island Ad-Vantages, 12/11/20
  29. Deer Isle-Stonington schools reopen classrooms
    Island Ad-Vantages, 12/10/20
  30. COVID-19 cases at Island Nursing Home reach 90
  31. Union 93 schools return to in-person attendance Monday, December 7
  32. COVID leads to school closure
    The Weekly Packet, 12/3/20
  33. Podcast interview with Dr. Charles Zelnick
  34. Three deaths, 51 with COVID-19 at Island Nursing Home
    Island Ad-Vantages, 12/3/20
  35. Podcast interview with Mathew Trombley, Island Nursing Home
  36. Working together to stop the outbreak
  37. COVID-19 outbreak forces another round of closings
  38. COVID-19 closes all Union 93 schools
  39. Dr. Shah praises INH director; 3 more test positive
  40. McDonald responds to COVID-19 outbreak on Deer Isle
  41. Statement by Union 93 Superintendent Mark Hurvitt
  42. Town of Deer Isle Public Notice Regarding COVID-19
  43. Information on COVID-19
  44. 45 test positive in nursing home outbreak; community responds
  45. COVID-19: More warnings, more testing
    Island Ad-Vantages, 11/25/20

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