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Maine’s public health agency is looking into a coronavirus outbreak at an Augusta construction site, with the investigation focusing on 19 people living in multiple states.
It’s the first outbreak in Maine at a construction site. Construction has been considered an essential service under Gov. Janet Mills’ stay-at-home order that took effect in March, allowing construction sites to keep operating.
The first case at the site was confirmed on May 1, when a worker on the project to build a new Maine Veterans’ Homes facility tested positive. Crews working for Pittsfield-based Cianbro and Pewaukee, Wisconsin-based VJS Construction Services are building the structure to replace the current Maine …