COVID-19 media citations

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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Los Angeles Times talks with Oppenheim, touts LocalCatch.org

University of Maine alumnus Noah Oppenheim talked with the Los Angeles Times for a story about environmental groups urging Americans to eat more fish during the coronavirus pandemic. Oppenheim, who earned a dual master’s degree in marine biology and marine policy and was based at the Darling Marine Center, now is executive director of Pacific […]

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Teen Vogue interviews seniors about ‘Corona-mencement’

Teen Vogue interviewed University of Maine students Rachel Davidson and Gabriela Reyes Jusino for its story about college seniors finding creative ways to celebrate as courses were moved online in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Davidson and friends had planned to participate in what originally was planned as a small mock graduation ceremony in […]

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Media promote Extension 4-H ‘Learn at Home’ resource

The Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal (centralmaine.com) and Z107.3 promoted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s new 4-H online educational resource. Learn at Home, which includes activity books, videos, guides and links to additional resources, is for parents, caregivers and students to utilize during the disruption in school schedules. Activities will be featured Fridays with […]

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Media report on Extension’s farmer-to-consumer website

The Portland Press Herald reported University of Maine Cooperative Extension has picked up a digital spreadsheet of wholesale farm products available directly to consumers, and has expanded it into a website. The spreadsheet was created by Allison Lakin, owner of Lakin’s Gorges Cheese and East Forty Farm in Waldoboro, who worked with UMaine Extension to […]

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USA Today quotes Kaye in report on coronavirus pandemic, ICU bed shortage

USA Today quoted Lenard Kaye, a professor of social work and director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, in the article “Amid coronavirus pandemic, millions of older Americans live in counties with no ICU beds.” “The implications are tremendous and very troubling. Individuals are going to reach out for help in an emergency, […]

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BDN speaks with Maginnis about how to teach kids about COVID-19

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Melissa Maginnis, an assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Maine, about how she’s teaching her kids about the novel coronavirus. “We’ve seen the emergence of several of these viruses in the past couple decades, like SARS and MERS. It was predicted there would be another one that […]

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Media publish UMaine Extension release on new COVID-19 resources for farmers

Morning Ag Clips and The County published a University of Maine Cooperative Extension release on a new COVID-19 resource for farmers in partnership with the Beginning Farmer Resource Network of Maine. The resource, COVID-19 Information and Support for Maine Farmers, includes a Maine farmer survey and a collection of current federal and state resources. For […]

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Seattle Times interviews Bolton about food safety

The Seattle Times interviewed Jason Bolton, University of Maine Cooperative Extension food safety specialist and associate Extension professor, for an article about food safety during the coronavirus pandemic. The article also cited a UMaine study that concluded that distilled water was more effective than three commercial ozone and chlorine washes for cleaning fruits and vegetables. […]

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WVII covers online forum with President Ferrini-Mundy

WVII (Channel 7) covered a live online forum on March 17 centered on the University of Maine’s response to the novel coronavirus. The forum was an interactive student-focused discussion with President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and University of Maine System Chancellor Dannel Malloy. Officials say they are hopeful this is a step in the right direction as […]

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