As the coronavirus spreads across Maine, it is also spreading across Maine schools and college campuses.
At Bates College, there were five new cases of COVID-19 this week. It brings the number of active student cases up to eight. As of Tuesday, 62 students were in quarantine.
The college has tested more than 37,000 students since August.
Portland High School has canceled in-person learning for Thursday and Friday, after a person associated with the school tested positive for the virus.
A spokesperson said the exposure was outside of school and there is no exposure within the school community. This is the third positive case at the school within 14 days.
The governors of the six New England states and New Jersey are suspending interstate youth hockey competition for public and private schools. It goes into effect on November 14 and will last until at least the end of the year.
Maine has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, and seven additional deaths of people with COVID-19 have been reported in Maine this week.