PARIS — COVID-19 cases have crept up in recent weeks in Maine. The virus still has the ability to adversely to affect people inhabiting spaces of close proximity.

Last week 10 cases of the virus were reported at Oxford County Jail and another eight at Androscoggin County Jail. Nursing and rehab facilities in Oxford Hills for the most part have escaped that trend.

At Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation, Administrator Nathan Roseberry said that with just a few recent cases the facility is open for visitation and activities are proceeding as scheduled.

He added that currently the home is fully staffed and that all employees are fully vaccinated.

Norway Health & Rehab follows state guidelines for COVID protocols, which advises that anyone eligible over the age of 50 receive their second vaccination booster.

Residents who are not fully vaccinated are tested twice a week.


Over at Market Square Health Care Center in South Paris, Administrator Tabitha Newt reported that facility is just emerging from out-break status, meaning there were five positive cases in 14 days. As of August 26 no new cases were detected and patients and staff who had tested positive within the last two weeks were asymptomatic.

Newt said that activities for residents were continuing. Masks are advised when staff and patients take trips to other public spaces. She added that staffing at Market Square iss adequate for the first time since the beginning of the year. Currently the facility has 140 employees.







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