COVID-19 media citations

Media highlight UMaine arts collaboration documenting life during the pandemic

WABI (Channel 5), Centralmaine.com and VillageSoup picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting The Jack Pine Project, a new initiative intended to document the impact of COVID-19 through creative arts, and to reflect the common experiences of Maine residents during the pandemic. The project, which includes a number of free instructional workshops, is […]

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Morning Ag Clips promotes food insecurity discussion with Schattman, Yerxa

Morning Ag Clips picked up a University of Maine news release announcing a Sept. 21 interactive webinar, “Safety nets and bootstraps: Mainers and food insecurity in the time of COVID-19,” with UMaine Cooperative Extension Professor Kate Yerxa and School of Food and Agriculture Assistant Professor Rachel Schattman. The online event, which is set for 3–4 […]

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Wheeler talks with Maine Public about testing wastewater for COVID-19

Maine Public interviewed Rob Wheeler, a University of Maine associate professor of microbiology, about testing campus wastewater for coronavirus. “Testing the whole population every week is something that is really logistically and financially quite demanding, and we’re not able to do that at this time,” said Wheeler. He notes that testing wastewater before it enters […]

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News Center Maine reports no active COVID-19 cases in UMS

News Center Maine reported that as of Sept. 15, there are no active cases of COVID-19 across the seven University of Maine System campuses. The 14,712 tests administered to asymptomatic students and staff identified 13 positive results to date; none are currently classified as active. The Portland Press Herald also shared that there are no […]

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Press Herald talks with Savoie about increased interest in canning

The Portland Press Herald spoke with Kathleen Savoie, University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator, about attendance at UMaine Extension webinars focused on food preservation and the burgeoning demand for canning support and supplies. “People are pickling anything they get their hands on,” said Savoie. She believes that gardening and canning are not a manifestation of […]

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BDN interviews Coffin about contact tracing for livestock

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Donna Coffin, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension professor, for a story about contact tracing for livestock. According to Coffin, contact tracing has long been recognized as a successful biosecurity strategy. The Piscataquis Observer also shared the BDN story. 

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Kaye pens pandemic op-ed for CentralMaine.com

An opinion piece by Lenard Kaye, professor of social work and director of the Center on Aging at the University of Maine, was featured in CentralMaine.com as part of a series authored by members of the Maine Scholars Strategy Network to address public policy challenges in Maine. Kaye’s column identified the obvious and subtle impacts […]

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