Machias hospital COVID-19 task force tackles challenges head on

by Ruth Leubecker

Daily morning meetings, implementing visitor restrictions and working on department surge plans are all elements of Down East Community Hospital’s newest program for combating COVID-19 should its onslaught come to town.

“We’ve had the task force committee since early March,” says hospital CEO Steve Lail. “We go over supply issues, discuss questions and concerns, and the number of tests we’ve performed. So far we haven’t had a positive response.”

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