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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 17, 2020
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Community Health Options is closely monitoring the progress of the virus and is coordinating with healthcare organizations and government agencies.

We are posting important information about the virus here, and will keep you updated as more facts become available.

Coronavirus Prevention

Until a vaccine is developed, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. You can do that by taking the same steps you would take to prevent the spread of other respiratory viruses. That includes:

  • Cleaning your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water;
  • Maintaining at least six feet of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing;
  • Refraining from touching your eyes, nose and mouth, where the virus can be transmitted into your body;
  • Covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze, then disposing of the used tissue immediately.

To avoid misinformation about COVID-19, look to trustworthy sources, such as the CDC, the World Health Organization, and local health departments websites to stay informed. 

You can access more information about coronavirus prevention on the CDC website.

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All voting should be this easy! If you are a Health Options Member 18 years of age or older you can cast your ballot online for the Board Director candidates of your choice. Voters will elect – or in some cases, re-elect – five of the eight candidates running for open seats. The successful candidates will serve a three-year term beginning January 2021.

Election Services Corporation (“ESC”), an independent third party, is conducting the election and has communicated with all eligible voters. ESC established a website for online voting but will also accept hard copy ballots sent by postal mail. Those ballots must be postmarked by November 5; online votes must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on that date.

If you need additional information about your voting options, contact ESC at (866) 720-4357 or via email at CHOHelp@electionservicescorp.com.

Election results will be announced at Community Health Options’ Annual Member Meeting that will be held via online Zoom meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, who will discuss Maine’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To join the meeting, go to healthoptions.zoom.us/s/94455576847 using passcode 583469 and webinar ID 944 5557 6847. You can also join by phone at (646) 876-9923.