Keeping You and Your Family Safe

Important things you can do to protect yourself and your family include: 

  • Stay home if you have a fever or flu or cold symptoms;
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away; and
  • Practice social distancing. Avoid touching others and, if possible, stay away from large-group settings.

If you do have flu-like symptoms:

  • Stay home.
  • Call your primary care provider if you feel you need to be seen for your symptoms.
  • For an emergency, call 911.
  • For your health and the health of others, do not arrive unannounced at MaineGeneral Express Care, your primary care office or the Emergency Department. Please call ahead so our medical staff can prepare for your arrival.

COVID-19 General Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What is it and what is our risk?

According to the federal CDC, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

The CDC gives this information on the current risk assessment:

  • For most of the American public who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
  • People in communities where ongoing spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been reported are at elevated, though still relatively low risk of exposure.
  • Health care workers caring for patients with COVID-19 are at elevated risk of exposure.
  • Close contacts of persons with COVID-19 are at elevated risk of exposure.
  • Travelers returning from affected international locations where community spread is occurring are at elevated risk of exposure.

What should I do if I have flu-like symptoms?

If you or someone you know experience fever or symptoms like the flu or cold, stay home.

Call your primary care provider if you feel you need to be seen for your symptoms.

For an emergency, call 911.

For your health and the health of others, do not arrive unannounced at MaineGeneral Express Care, your primary care office or the Emergency Department. Please call ahead so our medical staff can prepare for your arrival.

What can I do to protect myself and my family?

Here are some things we all can do to lower the risk of spreading any virus:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands; and
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.

Where can I find the latest information on COVID-19?

The federal CDC and Maine CDC have great resources that you may find helpful.

COVID-19 Videos & Resources

MaineGeneral Health's senior leadership team and support staff have created some videos to share important information about the COVID-19 pandemic and our local response.