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Vet2Vet Maine and Coronavirus

The Vet2Vet Maine office is closed for the foreseeable future, but you can still reach us by phone or email. To contact program director Judie O’Malley, please call 207-579-4024 or email office@vet2vetmaine.org. To contact volunteer coordinator Brenda Stevens, please call 207-579-4017 or email outreach@vet2vetmaine.org.

Because Vet2Vet Maine serves a vulnerable population, we want to make sure all Vet2Vet Maine participants are as safe as possible during the Coronavirus pandemic.

V2VME COVID Guidelines

Because Vet2Vet Maine serves a vulnerable population, we want to make sure all Vet2Vet Maine participants are as safe as possible regarding the Coronavirus.

Following CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19, Vet to Vet Maine will resume in-person, in-home visits between volunteers and their veterans providing:

  • the volunteer has received the full complement of vaccine shots and it has been two weeks since the last shot
  • everyone in the veteran friend’s home at the time of the visit, including the veteran, has received the full complement of vaccine shots and it has been two weeks since the last shot.

Car rides can also be resumed, providing everyone in the car has received the full complement of vaccine shots and it has been two weeks since the last shot. The two vaccinated veterans can decide whether or not to wear masks and maintain social distance when they are together. Under the latest CDC guidelines, this is no longer required as long as the stipulations above are followed. Since the vaccine is not 100% effective, some people may want to continue with such precautions. V2VME board urges that all V2VME participants continue to take CDC-recommended precautions, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, to protect vulnerable veteran friends from the general public and to avoid public settings such as restaurants, shopping centers, stores, and large public events when in the company of veteran friends.  

For unvaccinated: As the weather warms, visitors and their veteran friends can meet outdoors at a safe distance (or with masks when unable to maintain a safe distance) until both have been vaccinated.

Here are guidelines for those volunteers who visit veterans in a facility:

You may follow the regulations required by the facility, which will vary depending on the facility.

V2VME will continue to adhere to CDC guidelines and will adapt as necessary to new procedures recommended by the CDC.