ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia is continuing its partnership with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to provide medical supplies to the community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this partnership, the nonprofit community health organization has added a limited number of pulse oximeters to its resource distribution program, which also includes N95 masks and at-home rapid COVID-19 antigen test kits.

Pulse oximeters measure the amount of oxygen in the blood, as well as the rate at which a person’s heart is beating. Both these numbers are useful for determining whether someone should go to the hospital.