Central Maine Healthcare has announced that they will be lifting their mandatory masking requirement effective May 1.
Central Maine Healthcare includes Central Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital, Bridgton Hospital and numerous other practices.
This decision was made after decreasing rates of COVID-19 community transmission in Maine have been recorded in recent weeks and coincides with other Maine hospitals lifting their own masking mandates.
John Alexander, MD, MHCM, FACEP, chief medical officer, Central Maine Healthcare said:
This day has been a long time coming, and is welcome news for many. I would like to thank everyone for their patience with the masking requirement over the past three years as we all navigated the pandemic together and took the necessary measures to keep the community safe.
MaineHealth announced earlier this week that they re also lifting their masking requirement.