Memorial Day Events/Traffic, Cautious Optimism on a Vaccine & Other Things You Need to Know
Here is a collection of the things you need to know today.....
Memorial Day weekend events in Maine according to centralmaine.com.
Traffic this weekend is expected to be fair light for a Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kick of the summer season in Maine, according to centralmaine.com.
There are 659 active cases, 1,145 of the 1,877 total cases of COVID-19 have recovered and 73 deaths according to WABI.
COVID-19 cases being reported in a care facility in Cape Elizabeth and more of the tests from the Windham Correctional Facility are coming back negative according to WABI.
Maine is receiving almost $53M in grant money from the US CDC and will be used to testing around the state according to WABI.
Some cautious optimism about a small trial that is underway for a vaccine for the coronavirus according to CNN.
As Alabama is reopening they are seeing an increase in the cases of COVID-19 according to CNN.
The Peter Alfond Foundation donated $48M to MaineGeneral and the Alfond Youth and Community Center with the goal of helping the area be healthier according to centralmaine.com.
Youth softball and baseball in central Maine are looking to have a season this year with plans for tryouts and games in the works according to centralmaine.com.
Campground in Maine will be allowed to be open for Memorial Day weekend for Mainers to go camping according to WABI. Mainers were also reminded to keep up the same type of guidelines while camping that Mainers have been doing at home.
Nail salons, fitness studios, and gyms are now being told they have to wait to reopen, centralmaine.com reports the June 1st date has been pushed back.
Younger Mainers and women are the ones being hit the hardest with Maine’s current unemployment situation according to centralmaine.com.
The University of Maine Tick Lab that studies ticks is seeing more of them being sent in as more Mainers are now spending time outside according to centralmaine.com.