Joseph Wendelken, a spokesman for the state Department of Health, told The Providence Journal that the quarantine rule - 14 days when entering a long-term care facility from a hospital - "has always been the most effective way" to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus hospitalizations in ME have surpassed 100 for the first time, according to state health data.
Researchers found that children age four and younger were more likely to test negative for the virus while teenagers aged 13 to 17 were more likely to test positive.
There have been 2 080 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 769 759. And in that risk, we need to just be very careful. "But small and casual social gatherings where people feel most "safe" are also part of what has been fueling transmission".
Thirty-five percent of parents in the U.S. said the benefits of gathering with their families on Thanksgiving are worth the risk of spreading or getting COVID-19, according to a survey on Monday.
More than half said they felt it was "very important" that children were allowed to see extended family and share in family holiday traditions.
To keep children and guests safe, 88 percent of parents said they meant to ask a relative to stay away if they're showing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus, while 64% percent said they plan to not invite those who haven't taken virus precautions.
Family time has changed under the pandemic - with 51 percent reporting significantly decreased quality time with extended family and almost a quarter reporting a "slight decrease" in time spent with relatives.
Dr. Ghaly said that people between 18 to 49 pose the biggest risk to others this holiday season.
To keep their children and guests safe on Thanksgiving, a national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, parents plan to use different strategies, according to the poll.