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Public Health

Public Health Officer
Saco's Public Health Officer is the Code Enforcement Director, Dave Twomey. To Contact Dave Twomey, reach out at (207) 284-6983.

HEPATITIS A CASE (9.2.20)
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has identified a case of acute hepatitis A virus infection in a Saco, Maine food service worker. The case handled food while infectious from August 5, 2020 through August 21, 2020. While this employee was not in charge of preparing food, this employee had access to food in the kitchen. Maine CDC is making these recommendations out of an abundance of caution.

The full notice can be found here

HEPATITIS A CASE (6.5.20)
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) has identified a case of acute hepatitis A virus infection in a Saco food service worker. The person handled food while infectious from May 12, 2020, thru May 23, 2020. Epidemiological assessment of the employee's illness determined that restaurant patrons may be at risk for hepatitis A infection.

 Maine CDC is recommending that anyone who may have eaten food prepared at or worked at the Sea Salt Lobster Restaurant in Saco on May 22, 2020, and May 23, 2020, receive hepatitis A vaccine by Saturday, June 6, 2020, as there is a 14-day window during which prophylaxis is effective after exposure.

 This recommendation includes anyone who may have had take-out, delivery, or curbside pickup of food from the restaurant.

 Anyone who visited the restaurant from May 12, 2020, thru May 21, 2020, is outside the window for which prophylaxis is recommended, but are advised to watch for symptoms and seek medical attention should they develop symptoms.

 Health care providers are encouraged to remain vigilant for hepatitis A infection in persons with consistent symptoms and should ask individuals with such symptoms about consumption of food from this establishment during this period.

 If you need more information regarding the vaccine, please call your primary care physician or visit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/find-vaccines.html.

 Please view the fact sheet and the Maine CDC website for more information.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus.

Please refer to the Maine CDC and US CDC for the most up-to-date information.

Make use of these U.S. CDC resources:

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Community resources
Please visit our Community Resources page for the most up-to-date list on resources the City of Saco can connect you with during this unprecedented time.

Business Resources
There are state resources available for our business community. Saco's Planning & Development Department has a list of COVID-19 business resources here.

Additionally, the Biddeford+Saco Chamber of Commerce has created the Biddeford+Saco Chamber of Commerce Community Facebook Group.

Additional Resources
Link to Governor Janet Mills' newsroom with updates
Link to State of Maine's COVID-19 resources
COVID-19 symptoms
Hand washing poster 8x11"
Plain English language information on coronavirus
CDC share facts about COVID-19