Maine CDC investigating COVID-19 outbreak at Calvary Baptist Church – WCSH-WLBZ

Anybody who went to services at the church from Aug. 9-23 or attended Holiday Bible School from Aug. 10-14 was possibly exposed

A thorough list of symptoms can be found here.

AUGUSTA, Maine– The Maine CDC is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 amongst people affiliated with the Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford.

In addition, people who believe they might have COVID-19 or could have been exposed to the virus, with or without symptoms, may get a test under the Department of Health and Human Services Standing Order. A list of sites supplying tests under the DHHS Standing Order, that includes DHHS-sponsored swab and send websites that offer screening at no charge, is available on the Keep Maine Healthy website.

Since Sunday, there are at least five validated cases of COVID-19 involving individuals affiliated with the church. An epidemiological investigation is underway, consisting of determining the degree of links to other outbreaks in York and Penobscot counties.

Maine CDC is informing close contacts of validated cases. Anyone who went to services at Calvary Baptist Church from August 9 through August 23 or participated in the churchs Vacation Bible School from August 10 through August 14 was potentially exposed. Continuous exposures are possible so individuals associated with Calvary Baptist Church ought to keep track of for indications and signs of the illness. Those who think they might have been exposed to the virus and/or have symptoms of COVID-19 must call their health care service provider to identify whether they must be tested.