COVID-19 media citations

Media speak with Kersbergen about helping dairy farmers during pandemic

The Morning Sentinel spoke with Richard Kersbergen, extension professor with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about ways to help dairy farmers during the pandemic. UMaine Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association are in search of short-term workers, especially those with milking experience, to help small dairy farmers in the event that farmers […]

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News Center Maine covers new Black Bears To Go service

News Center Maine reported the Black Bear Exchange, the University of Maine’s on-campus food pantry and clothing exchange, is offering drive-thru pickup for online orders of food and personal care items to students, faculty and staff to provide needed items while maintaining social distancing. “Obviously with what’s going on right now with our campus being […]

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BDN includes UMMA virtual tour in weekend roundup

The Bangor Daily News included the University of Maine Museum of Art’s new virtual tours in a roundup of online activities to do at home on the weekend. The virtual tours of current exhibits will be offered each Friday, the BDN reported.

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Maginnis talks with WVII about origins of coronavirus names

Melissa Maginnis, associate professor of microbiology, talked with WVII (Channel 7) about origins of the COVID-19/coronavirus name. The World Health Organization named the disease COVID-19 — CO for corona, VI for virus, D for disease and 19 for 2019, the year it started. Maginnis, a virologist, said COVID-19 refers to the disease caused by the […]

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BDN, WABI highlight student teachers staying connected with youth

The Bangor Daily News interviewed University of Maine student teachers Kaylee Grindle and Olivia Murphy, both seniors, about employing innovative remote learning techniques to educate and stay virtually connected with youth. Grindle logs onto a Facebook group created for parents of her first-grade students at Dedham School to check in with children and film herself […]

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Press Herald interviews UMaine student about remote learning

The Portland Press Herald interviewed University of Maine junior Bridget Fehrs for its story about remote learning. Fehrs was slated to visit Ireland with her rugby team over spring break, but the trip was postponed to August. Fehrs said she understands the need to practice social distancing, despite some challenges she believes online classes will […]

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Ellsworth American reports on outreach efforts of Sea Grant, Extension 

The Ellsworth American noted efforts of Maine Sea Grant and University of Maine Cooperative Extension in a story about seafood harvesters directly marketing their catch. Maine Sea Grant recently sent a flyer to oyster growers with advice about directly marketing their shellfish online, at farm stands or farmers’ markets, or at their farms. UMaine Extension […]

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Media share Extension’s resource site related to coronavirus

Daily Bulldog and The Piscataquis Observer posted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s user-friendly webpage featuring links to recently completed resources related to COVID-19. UMaine Extension: Connecting with Maine Communities During COVID-19 lists diverse resources available to the public, including guidelines for farmers, educational resources for parents and children, and established services that have been […]

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Piscataquis Observer posts update on Fourth Friday Plant Clinics

The Piscataquis Observer shared that Trisha Smith, home horticulture aide with University of Maine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County, will host a live Zoom conference version of the Fourth Friday Plant Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 27. To access through PC, Mac or smartphone: https://maine.zoom.us/j/146882821. On a telephone, enter Meeting ID: 146 […]

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