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The number of cases associated with funeral and reception in the Sanford area has increased, the Maine CDC says



The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday reported an increase in cases associated with a funeral and reception in the Sanford area on Aug.31, a number which now stands at 10 total cases associated with such meetings. The funeral took place outdoors at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, and the reception took place indoors and outdoors at the Sanford American Legion Post 443 on Main Street in Springvale, according to the Maine CDC. People who attended the funeral and reception and have since been confirmed have been said to have visited social clubs in the area, potentially exposing others to those clubs. The Maine CDC says it opened investigations into the outbreak for the reception, which now also includes the funeral, and for several social clubs earlier this week. Close contacts of confirmed cases were reported. Links to the social club were determined through epidemiological investigations. Anyone who attended the following clubs on the following dates has been potentially exposed to the virus and should contact their healthcare provider: Sanford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9935 on Hutchenson Street in Sanford from 24 August to today (open outbreak 9/1

1/2020 ). Lafayette Social Club on Winter Street in Sanford between 27 August and 2 September (outbreak opened 5/9/2020). Wolves Club on High Street in Sanford from 26 August to today. Springvale Social Club on Bridge Street in Springvale from September 1st to present. Sanford Elks Lodge on Elm Street in Sanford from 3rd September to present. Amvets Sanford Post 3 on School Street in Sanford August 26 to present (outbreak open 9/9/2020) These outbreaks have not been linked to ongoing investigations into the outbreak at other sites in York County, but the epidemiological investigation continues, according to the Maine CDC.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday reported an increase in cases associated with a funeral and reception in the Sanford area on Aug.31.

That number now stands at 10 total cases associated with those meetings. The funeral took place outdoors at Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, and the reception took place indoors and outdoors at the Sanford American Legion Post 443 on Main Street in Springvale, according to the Maine CDC.

People who attended the funeral and reception and have since been confirmed have been said to have visited social clubs in the area, potentially exposing others to those clubs. The Maine CDC says it opened investigations into the outbreak for the reception, which now also includes the funeral, and for several social clubs earlier this week.

Close contacts of confirmed cases were reported. Links to the social club were determined through epidemiological investigations. Anyone who attended the following clubs on the following dates has been potentially exposed to the virus and should contact their doctor:

  • Sanford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9935 on Hutchenson Street in Sanford from 24 August to present (open outbreak 9/11/2020).
  • Lafayette Social Club on Winter Street in Sanford between 27 August and 2 September (outbreak opened 5/9/2020).
  • Wolves Club on High Street in Sanford from 26 August to today.
  • Springvale Social Club on Bridge Street in Springvale from September 1st to present.
  • Sanford Elks Lodge on Elm Street in Sanford from 3rd September to present.
  • Amvets Sanford Post 3 on School Street in Sanford from 26 August to today (open outbreak 9/9/2020).

These outbreaks have not been linked to ongoing investigations of outbreaks at other sites in York County, but the epidemiological investigation continues, according to the Maine CDC.


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