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UNE employee tests positive for coronavirus

The University of New England employee and everyone they came in contact with are self-isolating because of COVID-19.

BIDDEFORD, Maine — The University of New England in Biddeford, Maine announced on its website Sunday that an employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. 

UNE says the employee is self-isolating, as is everyone the employee came in contact with. Employee workspaces have also been cleaned.

UNE President James D. Herbert said in a statement that employees and students who have come into contact with anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 or are themselves showing symptoms to stay home. Employees should immediately contact their health care provider and UNE's human resources department. Students with symptoms are encouraged to contact their primary care provider or the Student Health Center at 207-602-2358.

Editor's note: The above video shows you how to make hand sanitizer. MaineHealth’s Dora Mills gives NEWS CENTER Maine the recipe. 


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