COVID-19 media citations

Media reports on Community Learning for Maine launch

The Sun Journal reported on the launch of the Community Learning for Maine (CL4ME) website, a Maine-based resource that aims to support schools, organizations and communities during remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. The website is run by Rural Aspirations and was developed with help from the University of Maine’s College of […]

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Press Herald speaks with Morrison about remote learning and teaching

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Mia Morrison, an adviser and lecturer in instructional technology with the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, for an article about the “new normal” of learning at home for Maine’s PreK-12 students and teachers. The piece profiled a second-grade class at Portland’s Lyseth Elementary School, showing how […]

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Centralmaine.com advances Extension pick-your-own management webinar

Centralmaine.com advanced an online webinar focused on best management practices for pick-your-own operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. The virtual meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 12, hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. The webinar is free and no registration is required. More information […]

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Media share Extension’s announcement for community garden guidelines 

Morning Ag Clips, Boothbay Register, Turner Publishing and Centralmaine.com shared a news release about University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s guidelines for community gardens during the COVID-19 outbreak based on CDC recommendations. Community Garden Guidelines in the Time of Social Distancing includes recommendations for at-risk individuals, how to support social distancing, manage the numbers of gardeners, and […]

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BDN cites Machado, Bolton in article on safely exchanging food during COVID-19

The Bangor Daily News cited University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff Robson Machado, assistant Extension professor and food science specialist, and Jason Bolton, associate Extension professor, in an article about how to safely exchange food during the coronavirus pandemic. There is currently no evidence that the virus can be transmitted through food or food containers. […]

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Castine Patriot talks with Lilley about new seasonal challenges for farmers

The Castine Patriot interviewed Jason Lilley, a sustainable agriculture professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about new seasonal challenges farmers face amid new uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The small-scale, direct to consumer model has been beneficial for small farms statewide, while larger farms that market to wholesalers and restaurants […]

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BDN quotes Saber in report on nursing staff, students helping during pandemic

The Bangor Daily News quoted Deborah Saber, an assistant professor in the University of Maine’s School of Nursing, in a report on Maine university nursing staff and students helping out during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in nursing homes. Saber also works in research at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, and signed up […]

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Camire quoted in Press Herald article on pandemic eating habits

Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, was quoted in a Portland Press Herald article about how people’s eating habits are changing during the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s a very stressful time. People are going to seek food, and food is certainly better than alcohol or other […]

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Media report UMaine nursing students graduate early to help on front lines

News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5) and WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported 38 students graduated two weeks early from the University of Maine School of Nursing to help on the front lines during the pandemic. “Words cannot express my gratitude to this class,” Kelley Strout, interim director of the School of Nursing, told News […]

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