PORTLAND, Maine — During Tuesday's Maine CDC briefing, Dr. Nirav Shah said they were aware of a number of cases at the 100 State Street apartment building in Portland.
Dr. Shah said the Maine CDC is concerned about the health and well-being of a number of people who live there who may be particularly at risk, at that they were working with the facility to test those who need it.
100 State Street said Wednesday that the state of Maine approved offering testing to its residents and that it will be done Wednesday between 1-3 p.m.
"This information has been communicated to our residents and we expect residents to take advantage of the opportunity to be tested," 100 State Street said in a statement. "We’re thrilled that the State & services are working with us and we appreciate the coordinated efforts on all ends."
As of earlier this week, 100 State Street said three percent of residents had tested positive or had knowingly been exposed to the virus. These cases were resident-reported, meaning the Maine CDC and Board of Health had not yet confirmed the infection.
100 State Street added that it continues to clean and disinfect its community, its common areas are closed, and that there's signage in and on the community regarding protocols and CDC recommendations.