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32 coronavirus cases associated with outbreak linked to Waldo County church

The Maine CDC is asking people who were at the Brooks Pentecostal Church between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4 to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.

BROOKS, Maine — The Maine CDC is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak associated with the Brooks Pentecostal Church and its affiliated school, Lighthouse Christian Academy, in Brooks. As of Monday, 32 cases had been linked to the outbreak. 

Maine CDC has started contact tracing and says people who spent any time at the church or its affiliated school since October 2 should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If they experience symptoms, they should stay home and contact a medical provider to discuss testing and treatment. 

Additionally, anyone who attended a fellowship rally that the congregation hosted between October 2 and October 4 could have been exposed to the virus and should take the same precautions.

The Maine CDC will provide additional information and updates on the outbreak at the next coronavirus briefing, which is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

This story will be updated.