Governor Janet Mills has announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19 via a BinaxNOW rapid test. She tested after developing a mild scratchy throat.
Mills has no other symptoms and otherwise and feels well. The Governor is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters.
The Governor is isolating and will follow all Maine and U.S. CDC guidelines. After consulting with her doctor, she was prescribed Paxlovid, an oral antiviral taken at home to prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms.
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This is a good reminder that even though we may want to be done with COVID, it’s not necessarily done with us. I’m grateful for the strong protection that the vaccine has provided me, which I believe is one of the reasons why I am still feeling well. I’ll be spending the next few days working remotely, monitoring my symptoms, and fully recovering. I look forward to getting back out when I can and enjoying all that a beautiful Maine spring has to offer. I hope that all eligible Maine people will get vaccinated if they haven’t already, and get a booster dose as well, so as to stay as safe and healthy as possible.
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