Ambulance crews, who are among the first to contact people who may have coronavirus and stand ready to meet any surge, appreciate those who ward off the contagion by social distancing.
The tone sounds on the scanner from dispatch. One long tone to prepare the first responders at Delta Ambulance in Waterville for an emergency call. The crew room quiets. Every ear is listening for one of three designations on the call. U-21 positive, U-21 negative or U-21 inconclusive.