Why colored paper in a doorway is a key part of Maine tribes' coronavirus response

In partnership with Wabanaki Public Health, Maine’s federally recognized tribes have implemented a system of communication to use during the coronavirus pandemic that has so far kept reported cases within the region low. The color-coded response system encourages residents to put a yellow, blue, or red paper on their doorstep to communicate their needs, whether it be supplies or conversation. Although some say cases may be undercounted due to hesitancy to visit health care practitioners, in comparison to other tribes across the nation, the local tribes in this region have only reported three cases thus far.

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