MaineDOT assisting Maine CDC with outbreak investigation in Southport, South Bristol

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 3:30pm

    AUGUSTA - The Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is assisting the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention with its investigation of a COVID-19 outbreak associated with MaineDOT's bridge operations in Southport and South Bristol.

    Maine CDC defines an outbreak as three or more cases with epidemiological links. This outbreak investigation includes six confirmed cases in MaineDOT employees and one confirmed case in a contractor.

    Separately, MaineDOT is also aware of positive COVID-19 cases associated with department crew camps in both North Augusta and North Berwick. At this time, neither of these two locations is being investigated as an outbreak.

    These cases do not impact MaineDOT's ability to respond to emergency situations, including plowing snow during winter weather events.