Now’s the time to get your flu shot. The flu shot is covered for people with Medicare from providers that accept Medicare or your Medicare plan. You can safely get a flu vaccine at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, or other local provider. The flu can be very serious for people who are 65 years and older. A flu shot is your best protection from getting and spreading the virus. Getting the shot can help you stay healthy and, if you do...
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During this time of severe drought, some folks may be experiencing wells going dry. It is not a good idea to dump water into wells for a number of reasons, a few of which are that the water would simply leak out into the surrounding ground, and what didn’t might actually contaminate the well. Citizens who may be experiencing low water levels in wells are also encouraged to take the following steps: Avoid filling wells by a water hauler or...
September 17, 2020, AUGUSTA, MAINE – Maine’s Drought Task Force met virtually to discuss the worsening drought conditions across the state. Since the Task Force met two weeks ago, more than 56% of the State is now under severe drought conditions. Conditions in parts of Aroostook County have fallen into extreme drought conditions, prompting the Small Business Association to enact a drought declaration. “Below normal rainfall is expected over the next seven days, which could worsen drought conditions in western...
Sometimes, you can make it easy for bad luck to find you. Look around your house and yard for things that could trip you up. Replace that burned out light bulb on your porch. Clear those newspapers away from the wood stove. Get the clutter off the stairs. Test those smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (or install them). Make your own luck today. https://www.maine.gov/mema/maine-prepares
Learn How to Avoid Heat-related Illnesses and Death The human body is normally able to regulate its temperature through sweating, until it is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death. In 2018, 162 people died in the U.S. from exposure to excessive heat, according to Injury Facts. People most at risk include: Infants and young children, especially if left in hot cars People 65 and...
Here is a link to AARP Maine with some great information! Some great answers to your questions and helpful links to programs in your area.
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A Big Thank You to Dr. Chunzeng Wang and the UMPI GIS Lab for the updated COVID-19 Maps of Maine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published interim guidance on COVID-19 for all first responders. This includes the fire service, emergency medical services (EMS), law enforcement and emergency management officials. If you anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of your work, please read this guidance.
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In the fall, many workplace charitable appeals are underway. As the hurricane season heats up, we often think about ways to help others. If you would like to consider helping an agency that offers disaster relief services, visit the website of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. https://www.nvoad.org