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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Mayor Sheline Urges COVID Precautions

COVID Precautions - Mayor with Proclamation

Mayor Carl L. Sheline held a press conference on 1/10/22 proclaiming "Get Fully Vaccinated, Get Your Booster, and Wear a Mask Awareness Day" in the City of Lewiston.  

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He was joined at the podium by Dr. John Alexander from Central Maine Medical Center; Dr. Douglas Smith from St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center; Abdikhdar Shire from AK Health and Social Services; Stephanie Gelinas, Ward 7 Councilor and Executive Director of Sandcastle Clinical and Educational Services; Shanna Cox, President & CEO of the LA Metro Chamber of Commerce; Councilors Linda Scott & Scott Harriman; and Dr. Edward Walworth of the Lewiston Area Public Health Committee.

Mayor Sheline noted, "Lewiston’s vaccination rate is 67% which is below the State of Maine’s vaccination rate of 70.5%. We can do better as a city, and we need to do better to alleviate the strain on our hospitals, schools, and our local economy.  COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They are also free and readily available." A link to vaccine resources:

Several others spoke and echoed the importance of protecting neighbors, students, businesses, and the local economy. It was also noted that COVID-19 is a public health issue and that it takes a village to combat its impact. 

Mayor Sheline also recognized the two local hospitals, Central Maine Medical Center and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, for their outstanding care and compassion to our community.

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