1. US coronavirus cases top 557,500: America’s death toll stands at more than 22,100. Dr. Fauci, said once the U.S. increases the availability of rapid, widespread testing and the number of cases sharply decreases, officials can begin to think about a gradual reentry of some sort of normality, some rolling re-entry. (PRESS HERALD)
2. The Maine CDC’s Sunday update has the statewide death toll at 19. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 633 in 15 Maine counties. 120 people have been hospitalized at some point during their illness. 266 have recovered. Community spread of the virus has been found in Cumberland, York and, most recently, Penobscot counties. (WGME)
3. According to the Downeaster website Effective Monday, Amtrak Downeaster service will be temporarily suspended through at least April 30. (PRESS HERALD)
4. Central Maine Power is preparing for today’s storm by bringing in 400 crews to help In light of the coronavirus, the company is taking precautions during the restoration process, including working in separate teams, limiting one employee per car and maintaining physical distance in the field. (WGME)
5. National Scrabble Day. The popular word game is celebrated today. Bring out the game for a fun family game night. April 13 is the day Scrabble inventor Alfred Mosher Butts was born.