October 2020 COVID Update

Dear Friends, There was frost in the garden a few mornings ago and while the fall colors are now past peak in most of Maine, the colors along the coast are sublime. Life with COVID continues to be a challenge and it seems like years ago rather than just seven months ago that all our lives […]

September 2020 COVID Update

Dear Friends, As we begin the transition from summer to fall in Maine, LifeFlight remains busy on all fronts. First, a huge thank you to all of our participants and contributors to the annual Islesboro Crossing (iX2020) which was transitioned from a large in-person gathering to a “virtual” physically distanced event this year. And was […]

August 2020 COVID Update

Dear Friends, For all of you in Maine the weather this summer has been beautiful, notwithstanding Isaias which hit western Maine pretty hard. Our annual Islesboro Crossing fundraiser has gone virtual this year, with participants swimming and paddling across Maine starting on August 1 and leading up to the finale on August 16.For more information on how […]

July 2020 COVID Update

Dear Friends, We are a bit behind on our updates which we have moved to monthly on the COVID-19 situation in Maine. We would describe the current situation as stable but fragile.LifeFlight continues to care for known or suspected COVID-19 patients every day. The new normal. As our job is unique to providing care and transport […]

May 27, 2020 COVID Update

Dear Friends, We continue our bi-weekly update on the situation in Maine. LifeFlight is caring for COVID-19 patients every day now, along with every critical illness or injury that normally requires our service. It is our new normal. Some good news In good news, summer arrived with the Memorial Day weekend and Maine is gradually […]

May 13, 2020 COVID Update

Dear Friends, It is now 2 months since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in Maine. The two months has felt like an eternity and this new normal will continue to reshape all of our lives. One of the many memes floating around notes that 2020 is a unique leap year with 29 days […]

April 15, 2020 COVID Update

Dear Friends, We hope this finds you well, safe and healthy. It has been just over a month since Maine identified its first COVID positive patient on March 12. Just a few days later, on March 17, LifeFlight transported its first two presumed COVID positive patients. Caring for and safely transporting COVID-19 patients is now […]

April 1, 2020 COVID Update

In the two weeks since we shared our first update on the impact of COVID-19 on Maine and LifeFlight, all of our worlds have turned upside down. The COVID-19 virus has gained a foothold in Maine. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy, and that you have found ways to maintain […]

March 2020 COVID Update

I hope this note finds you well.Has there ever been so much meaning behind that simple phrase? As the far-reaching coronavirus outbreak continues to dominate the news and disrupt our lives, we wanted to share what LifeFlight is doing in response.COVID-19 has reached Maine. LifeFlight is supporting our EMS and hospital partners across the state […]