COVID-19 Outbreak at Northern Light Medical Transport Dexter Location
Brewer, Maine (November 25, 2020) - Northern Light Medical Transport is reporting a COVID-19 outbreak at our Dexter facility. We have identified five COVID-19 positive cases among transport staff in this region; four of these cases appear to be linked. We are working closely with the Maine CDC to conduct contact tracing and to test all regional Northern Light Medical Transport staff.
This outbreak appears to be connected with lunch breaks, and while our personal protective equipment and safety protocols work and protect our staff, this is a stark reminder that we all need to take precautions like physical distancing at all times when we are around people outside of our households.
At this time there is no indication that there have been patient exposures associated with this outbreak and we will continue to communicate as more information is available.
Northern Light Medical Transport staff from across our system have stepped up to ensure that the Dexter community has access to safe, fast emergency services while testing and tracing is completed.
No additional information will be available until after the Thanksgiving holiday.