Maine is relaxing key rules for needle exchanges and methadone clinics so people with substance use disorder can continue receiving medication and other services while coming into contact with others less often to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus.
An executive order from Gov. Janet Mills has temporarily eliminated the requirement that syringe exchange programs collect one used syringe for every clean syringe they hand out. The order also allows them to more easily change the hours and locations of mobile distribution sites.
Source: Bangor Daily News