The MTA is offering extended service advisories for workers in the Northeast and Midwest impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The advisory, which is mandatory, covers services, including trains, buses, ferries, streetcars, buses and ferries.
The advisory is mandatory for all riders and will include updates on train service and vehicle availability.MTA officials say all riders should expect delays and will provide more information about this advisory as it becomes available.
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Maine Health Commissioner Michael Moore said people should continue to check for symptoms and call a doctor if they feel they are ill or have been sickened by the virus.
He urged anyone who has not seen a doctor within the past two weeks to seek a doctor’s advice.
The Maine Department of Health said on Monday that it will start to vaccinate people for COVID.
The state also announced that it would provide additional funds to cover the costs of the vaccine.
Amber Ritter, executive director of the Maine Association of Health Plans, said the association is recommending that the state vaccinate all Maine residents over the age of 65.
She said the group is working with the state to find a vaccine strategy that will ensure public health.
“We believe it’s important to ensure that we are making sure we are providing the vaccine in a way that is safe for people who are susceptible to COVID,” she said.
Mansfield said his agency has been providing a daily vaccine schedule to train workers for the next two weeks.
He said that as the virus is spreading, it will be easier to get the vaccines to train people.