Maine CDC looks into coronavirus outbreak at Augusta construction site — Augusta — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine [Video]

Maine CDC looks into coronavirus outbreak at Augusta construction site — Augusta — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine [Video]

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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.

[Our COVID-19 tracker contains the most recent information on Maine cases by county]

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 …

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