VIRUS OUTBREAK-MAINE

 

Maine makes testing available to anyone who might have virus

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State officials in Maine say the state has gotten rid of a testing prioritization system and is now letting health care providers test anyone suspected of having the new coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills made the announcement on Monday. The prioritization system was a tiered system that Maine and other states used because of limited supply of tests. Maine has had more than 1,700 cases of the virus. Also Monday, Mainers can eat at restaurants and have a seat in 12 of the state’s 16 counties, where restaurants were allowed to reopen to dine-in customers.