Things You Need to Know: December 29, 2020
Here is a collection of the things you need to know today.....
Maine has seen 22,319 overall cases since the start of the pandemic according to centralmaine.com. There have been 326 deaths. The state is getting ready for a post-holiday surge of COVID-19 cases.
The House voted to increase the stimulus amount to Americans from $600 to $2000, according to WABI. This sends it back to the US Senate.
Maine is still in its first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout because we did not receive as much as the vaccine as anticipated according to WABI.
Maine's crime rate was down for the 8th straight year, but violent crimes were up according to WABI.
Unemployment will be delayed by about a week due to the delay in the new COVID bill being signed according to centralmaine.com.
The Waterville Starbucks is closed for a few more days, It was a COVID case, so they closed, did a deep clean, and will reopen on Jan 4th according to centralmaine.com.
The backlog of mail from the pre-Christmas surge should be cleared up soon, but things could still be busy for the next few weeks with people using gift cards and returning items according to Newscenter.
The weekend after Christmas,TSA screened 2.3 million people, travel numbers down from last year, but the most they have seen during the pandemic according to WGME.
Local, College, Professional sports scoreboard:
Patriots lost Buffalo in MNF; the score was 39-9
Celtics play tonight and Wednesday
Patriots play Sunday against the NY Jets
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