Community Health Options is closely monitoring the progress of the virus and is coordinating with healthcare organizations and government agencies.
We are posting important information about the virus here, and will keep you updated as more facts become available.
Until a vaccine is developed, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. You can do that by taking the same steps you would take to prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses. That includes:
To avoid misinformation about COVID-19, look to trustworthy sources, such as the CDC, the World Health Organization, and local health departments websites to stay informed.
You can access more information about coronavirus prevention on the CDC website.
Every year Maine experiences statewide influenza activity. During just the first ten days of January 2018, Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory had confirmed most strains were circulating throughout our 16 counties and they had followed up on 33 outbreaks.