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Piscataquis Regional YMCA closes facility due to potential community exposure to coronavirus

A statement on the Y’s website indicates they can’t confirm someone who tested positive for the virus was in the facility.
The YMCA facility will reopen and resume all activities on Monday, August 17th.
The YMCA facility will reopen and resume all activities on Monday, August 17th.(WABI)
Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 12:58 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2020 at 2:47 PM EDT
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DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (WABI) - The Piscataquis Regional YMCA is closed until Monday and all activities cancelled in response to what they say is possible community exposure to the coronavirus.

A statement on the Y’s website indicates they can’t confirm someone who tested positive for the virus was in the facility.

Officials with Northern Light Mayo Hospital say that they are aware that there has been a reported case of COVID-19 in the Piscataquis region and that there may be individuals who were exposed to this COVID-19 positive individual.

YMCA leaders say their facility will undergo a deep cleaning as a precaution to protect their members and the community.

Updates on recent facility closure:

Posted by Piscataquis Regional YMCA on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The YMCA facility will reopen and resume all activities on Monday, August 17th.

Foxcroft Academy has also suspended preseason athletics as a precautionary measure.

Northern Light Mayo Hospital says that they are working with the Maine CDC about this situation.

From hospital officials: “If you have been exposed, have no symptoms, and desire testing under the state order you can schedule a test at https://northernlighthealth.org/Resources/COVID-19/Testing. You can also call 857-8174 to schedule testing. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should call the Northern Light Health Triage line at 844-489-1822 to complete a phone screening. This is a reminder that COVID-19 is present in our communities, and that we should all be taking steps to limit the spread of the virus. Please continue to wear face coverings when in public, maintain physical distancing of six feet or more whenever possible, practice good hand hygiene, and stay home when sick.”

Good evening. Out of an abundance of caution, all preseason athletics will be discontinued until further notice. As we...

Posted by Foxcroft Academy on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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