Maine is considered one of a number of states that acquired probably counterfeit N95 respirators, state officers mentioned Friday.
The Maine Division of Administrative and Monetary Providers mentioned it has acquired notification of a nationwide recall on N95 respirators that had heaps numbers matching these bought by the state. The alert states that the respirators carry “a major danger of being counterfeit and shouldn’t be used,” the monetary providers division mentioned in an announcement.
The division mentioned the state has distributed about 161,000 respirators now topic to recall. The respirators went to high school nurses, well being care amenities and a few state employees, the division mentioned.
The division mentioned it has notified recipients of the respirators and is working to exchange them.
Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, elevated capability limits for some homes of worship on Friday.
The homes of worship at the moment are capable of accommodate 5 individuals per 1,000 sq. toes, or as much as 50 individuals, whichever is larger. The earlier normal had been capped at 50 individuals.
The usual of 5 individuals per 1,000 sq. toes is similar restrict utilized to retail areas, Mills mentioned. Different public well being measures, corresponding to sustaining 6 toes (2 meters) of distance and carrying face coverings, stay in impact, she mentioned.