Local Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Center: Alerts, Closings, Cancellations, Solutions

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    Since the first testing for COVID-19 in Maine, information and important notices from community and state officials, business owners and educators have flowed to our inboxes at a rapid pace. 

    So, the Pilot established a resource page, a collection center for all the alerts and vital information our readers need to know.

    Innovative solutions, before long, were brought to our attention, easing life for everyone as we move through these unfamiliar sequestering days.

    As the state deals with a surge of new cases, and tries to figure out normalcy, we are sharing information as it rolls in.

    The latest information will appear at the top of the page, and the top of the subsections appearing within the sidebar.

    Stay healthy, keep your distance, wear a mask, and keep your chin up!

    On Friday, March 13, residents are stocking up on groceries and other items, filling the roads and parking lots. 

     

      Maine’s COVID-19 Cases

      ZIP code COVID-19 case data: Knox, Waldo counties (and some of Lincoln County)

       

      Maine’s COVID-19 deaths spike by 20, including one in Knox County

      Dec. 1 update: Midcoast adds five new cases, 18 new recoveries

      Maine’s COVID-19 death toll rises by three

      Nov. 30 update: Midcoast adds five new cases, 11 new recoveries

      Nov. 29 update: Midcoast adds seven new cases, eight new recoveries

      For an archive of daily postings about COVID-19 statistics in the State of Maine, since early March, see the bottom of this sidebar. 


      Local Outlook

      Tipping Toward Winter: Pandemic Gallery VII

      Despite Knox County shifting back to ‘green’, RSU 13 to follow ‘yellow’ learning plans

      Oceanside Middle shifts to virtual learning amid positive COVID-19 test at school

      Knox County returns to green status in educational health advisory system

      Walgreens COVID-19 testing locations include Belfast, Rockland

      With COVID-19 surge, Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital adopt new visitor restrictions

      Camden Hills Regional High School proposes creating more outdoor classroom, gathering space

      Masks: The 2020 accessory everyone should have

      Knox County remains ‘yellow’ in Maine DOE health advisory system

      Interview with Mr. D. at CASS

      Appleton, Hope, Lincolnville students can get free high-speed broadband access

      North Haven school officials provide update on new island COVID-19 cases

      Mark Fourre: Increase our vigilance

      North Haven students learning remotely amid community outbreak of 11 COVID-19 cases

      RSU 20 returning to in-person learning amid green categorization

      No classes for Vinalhaven students Nov. 9-11

      How St. George School is approaching county’s yellow educational designation

      Waldo County General CEO comments on ‘small number’ of COVID-19 cases among employees

      Searsport town manager debunks rumor ambulance staff are COVID-19 positive

      From the Vinalhaven Emergency Operations Center: Five confirmed COVID-19 cases on North Haven 

      Midcoast sports guidance updated by officials ahead of winter sports season

      RSU 13 shifts to hybrid learning model

      Camden Hills Regional High School students go to hybrid 2 schedule, with latest pandemic public health classification

      Knox County moves to yellow Maine DOE COVID-19 designation, Waldo shifts back to green

      Midcoast Recreation Center outlines new COVID-19 guidelines

      One man dies of COVID-19 following association with Brooks Pentecostal Church outbreak

      Morrill saddened by death of First Selectman; town office staff had been quarantined following COVID-19 exposure

      Maine CDC gives update on eight COVID-19 outbreaks, two in the Midcoast

      Midcoast Athletics Center cites more COVID-19 infections, grapples with outbreak

      Emergency shelter plans for Winter 2020 adjusted amid pandemic

      Waldo County remains ‘yellow’ in Maine DOE Health Advisory System

      Medomak Valley High, Union Elementary schools switch to remote learning, given COVID-19 cases

      Camden Hills Regional High School students studying from home today, given COVID-19 case

      Rockland Woodlands Memory Care facility manager issues statement about COVID-19 affecting residents, staff

      Pearl Street, Camden, will not be a Halloween venue this year

      Amid COVID-19 county outbreak, MVHS ends fall sports, SDHS hopeful to continue, BAHS eyes intramural option

      RSU 20 Superintendent shares educational plans amid Waldo County’s yellow designation

      Waldo County shifts to yellow in Maine DOE Health Advisory System

      Camden approves credit on Snow Bowl passes, should COVID-19 close the mountain

      Athletics suspended for Waldo County students through week’s end after fourth positive COVID-19 case

      State awards $12.5 million in pandemic aid to nearly 300 Midcoast businesses, nonprofits

      Labor officials warn of unemployment insurance phishing scams

      RSU 13 Superintendent discusses calendar changes, COVID-19, internet access

      RSU 3 Superintendent addresses Waldo County’s COVID-19 case uptick

      Midcoast state legislative candidates discuss State’s response to COVID-19

      Amid pandemic, ‘an air of cautious optimism prevails’ at Islesboro Central School

      Rockland business at center of new Maine CDC COVID-19 investigation releases statement

      Pen Bay Medical Center relocates COVID-19 testing site

      Vitamin D supplements: Yes or no?

      Finding our Footing: Pandemic Gallery VI

      Sailing through a dismal Windjammer season and making the best of it

      RSU 71 offering free meal program through Dec. 30

      Fall sports approved for Oceanside High School, fan attendance at home games eliminated

      Camden Hills details fall sports plans

      RSU 3 school board approves fall sports for Mount View teams

      Vinalhaven opts out of traditional fall sports season

      The impact of COVID-19’s urban flight on Mainers

      RSU 71 superintendent recaps first week of in-person learning amid COVID-19

      This is why, and how, Camden Hills Regional High School decided not to participate in traditional fall sports

      Camden Hills Regional High School students, parents rally for sports participation with competitors

      For pastor and Islesboro church founder at center of East Millinocket wedding, sin is ‘a pandemic worse than the coronavirus’

      Camden Hills parents circulate petition, plan rally opposing school decision to scrap traditional fall sports

      RSU 71 Superintendent releases letter ahead of school year

      Superintendent requests delaying school start for Camden Hills Regional High, Camden-Rockport middle, elementary schools

      Medomak Valley principal discusses hybrid model learning plans

      Camden Hills opts out of ‘traditional interscholastic sports schedule’ for fall sports

      COVID-19 testing site opening Aug. 27 in Rockport

      RSU 20 board to consider committee’s learning continuity plan amid COVID-19

      Midcoast teachers prepared for in-person learning despite worries for their health

      Lincolnville School Committee to hold emergency meeting Aug. 18 to vote on reopening plan

      RSU 71 school board sets special Aug. 17 meeting to discuss schools reopening

      Midcoast families support in-person learning despite doubt students will follow COVID-19 guidelines

      Some Midcoast schools watching enrollment increases during pandemic

      Appleton Village School committee to discuss reopening plans Aug. 17

      School committee to vote on Hope Elementary reopening plan Aug. 14

      Islesboro Central School provides update on fall reopening

      RSU 13 holding special school board meeting to vote on reopening plans

      Ocean State Job Lot distributes PPE to police, fire departments in Rockland and Belfast

      Waldo County EMA director cites a bit of ‘good news’ for COVID-19 status in Maine

      RSU 13 school board to vote on reopening plans, ratify union agreement

      RSU 13 to split district reopening between in-person, hybrid learning

      St. George School announces community meetings about reopening plans

      Drinkwater School to vote on COVID-19 response plans Aug. 11

      Hope Elementary Aug. 10 school committee meeting highlighted by reopening plans, school bus routes

      RSU 40 school board to vote on 2020-2021 educational plans Aug. 6

      RSU 3 school board to vote on draft return to school plan Aug. 5

      Lincolnville Central School to vote on slightly delaying start of classes

      Unity College permanently eliminating campus model, considers selling Waldo County campus

      Midcoast educational leaders detail how COVID-19 has affected staff hiring processes

      Remley in China: A pandemic update

      United Midcoast Charities convenes Local Board to distribute EFSP and CARES funds

      Health talk during unsettling times: What Does It Mean to Be ‘OK’?

      Union 69 superintendent discusses fall educational plans

      St. George superintendent discusses fall educational plans

      Midcoast Community Chorus suspends operations

      Outdoor dining at Midcoast Maine Restaurants: Who is offering what?

      Islesboro Central School leadership discusses fall educational plans

      Belfast awarded COVID-19 prevention, protection grant

      Safety protocols in place, two Maine Windjammer Association schooners set sail this week

      State announces ‘swab and send’ COVID-19 testing sites statewide, including Belfast

      Despite Bumps Along the Way, Road to Economic Recovery Shows Promise

      Rockland makes face-coverings mandatory in Downtown Zone

      RSU 13 superintendent addresses fall reopening, announces family survey

      Langlais Sculpture Preserve summer begins July 11

      Two local art organizations receive $50,000 COVID-19 grants

      Carver Memorial Library reopens July 6

      KVCOG wins $400,000 EDA CARES Act award for pandemic economic response, recovery

      Cushing Public Library reopens July 1

      Hope Library adds Tuesday curbside pickup

      $400K awarded to organization supporting Waldo County small business revitalization

      Masks: ‘It’s not about me, it’s about you. And it isn’t that hard’

      Big T Snack Shack sets up in Rockport Harbor for the summer

      Waldo, Knox County food pantries receive boost from Coastal Healthcare Alliance grants

      Vose Library begins curbside pickup

      Thomaston Public Library reopening June 29 

      Rockland works on drafting order for face coverings in outdoor spaces

      RSU 71 task force to create school reopening plan

      Waldoboro Public Library re-opens June 29

      Rockland Chef Melissa Kelly testifies virtually for Congressional committee on PPP loans

      Camden business files lawsuit against Small Business Administration for denying loan during pandemic

      Coastal Children’s Museum joins newly-formed consortium

      With every June and July contract, roofing company to donate funds to Good Shepherd

      The young, the old, and the virus

      Camden Hills senior Abigail Nathan commemorates graduation day with a half-marathon

      Despite odds, Camden Hills Regional High School Class of 2020 makes historic graduation march

      Mark Fourre: Keep it up and we will get there

      New $10,000 health grant supports area cancer patients amid pandemic

      Camden Harbor, the Midcoast’s boating Mecca, opens for a safe season

      Owls Head Transportation Museum reopens to the public

      Appleton Library begins curbside pickup

      St. George announces town office reopening plans

      PBMC and WCGH: Respiratory therapists play essential role in COVID-19 response

      Maine springs through a pandemic: Photo gallery III

      Medomak Valley cancels vehicular graduation parade, other area schools push forward

      City of Belfast reopens municipal offices, facilities; issues new guidelines

      Knox County Courthouse Offices reopen, with restrictions

      Phase II of Rockland Public Library reopening begins June 15

      Camden-Rockport Historical Society announces 2020 summer plans

      West Bay Rotary helps raise more than $24,000 for Rapid Response

      Belfast Free Library to reopen June 1

      Rockport Public Library to reopen June 1

      Thomaston outlines town office reopening plans

      Camden Hills Regional High School encourages community to celebrate with graduating seniors

      Camden Public Library to begin limited opening, announces June programming

      Open? Close? Adapt to permanent takeout? How Midcoast restaurants are handling coronavirus restrictions

      High school spring sports were canceled. What happens to the unspent money?

      Phased reopening of Lincolnville Town Office, beginning June 1

      Medomak Valley outlines graduation plans

      Can we commit to community well-being?

      Sports slowly returning at Midcoast Recreation Center

      Memorial Day in Lincolnville: Quietly honoring those who made sacrifices for a greater good

      Belfast Area High to hold graduation at Belfast Municipal Airport

      Searsport District High details graduation plans

      A cross-country trip during COVID-19, Arizona to Maine

      Islesboro outlines graduation plans

      Mark Fourre: We’ve been here before, Part II

      Rockland Harbor sailing into summer at half-mast

      Watershed School plans graduation event at Camden Snow Bowl

      Bay Chamber Concerts revises summer season

      How Vinalhaven will celebrate its graduates

      Oceanside to hold graduation at Knox County Regional Airport

      Mount View High outlines graduation plans

      Belfast city council approves plan allowing restaurants, retailers to conduct business in outdoor public spaces

      Rockland Public Library to begin curbside pickup June 1

      Paces for PAWS shifts to virtual format amid pandemic

      Rockland eyes additional ballot machines, flexible voting for pandemic-era elections

      Thomaston Trek 5K, 10K goes virtual amid pandemic

      Hall of Fame suspends 2020 activities

      Camden Hills’ graduation procession through town to continue despite pandemic — but with a difference

      Camden Hills Regional outlines year-end plans for seniors

      Rockland Public Library begins accepting material returns May 18

      Burnham reopens town office; schedules town vote, annual town meeting

      Camden Public Library to begin curbside pickup service

      Sea Goddess to be crowned despite Lobster Festival’s cancellation

      Vinalhaven’s Tim Farrelly featured in ‘2020: A Class Dismissed’ video series

      Rockport outlines initial phase of reopening plans

      Local physician explains COVID-19 virus testing methods

      Flush the pipes, move the contaminants, Maine Water Co. advises

      Camden Hills Regional High School to honor seniors via Mt. Battie Star

      Rockland authorizes June closures of Main Street; logistics to be determined

      Camden, Rockport organizations receive Harvard Pilgrim pandemic grants

      How to stage a film festival in a pandemic? Host a drive-in movie theater in Rockport

      Belfast Co-op board thanks general manager for extraordinary leadership during pandemic

      Midcoast Babe Ruth league cancels season

      Mid-Coast Optical is open, again

      Red Cloak Tours introduces ‘TeleTours’

      Local animal shelters among recipients of COVID-19 response grant

      RunBelfast series moves virtual amid pandemic

      Union church converts annual Turkey Supper to take out meal

      Governor announces new reopening plans for Knox, Lincoln, Waldo counties

      Islesboro Central School honors its graduating Class of 2020

      ‘Strand On The Air’ to take satirical look at social distancing

      Bill Packard: We can’t stay on Maiden’s Cliff COVID-19 forever

      High school seniors: we know this stinks. You matter.

      COVID-19 and estate planning: Protecting yourself, loved ones

      Mid-Coast Solid Waste Transfer Station to resume recycling May 20; limited material accepted

      Sheltering in place at Coastal Opportunities

      Rockland continues to consider closures of downtown Main Street

      Online support groups available through Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine

      Coastal Maine chambers of commerce react to Governor’s pandemic economic plan

      Mark Fourre: ‘We’ve been here before,’ Part I

      In the age of COVID-19, South Thomaston honors one of its own

      What’s shakin’ in the best Midcoast cocktails to go?

      Urging Maine Dept. of Economic Development to identify options for sake of vacation lodging business

      Maine YMCAs continue to meet community needs during COVID-19 pandemic

      How some local shop mascots are adjusting during pandemic

      SOS mailer sent to 6,000 local mailboxes with resources for domestic violence victims

      Pay It Forward from Kids

      Maine weathers a pandemic: Photo gallery II

      Knox Clinic Prescription Assistance program available to residents

      PAWS partners with New Hope for Women, expands essential services during COVID-19 pandemic

      Waldo County, Rockland rally to keep food-insecure residents fed during pandemic

      Dale Rowley, Waldo County EMA: On managing COVID-19 civil emergency, as well as two damaging April storms

      MCH Meals on Wheels only meals-on-wheels program serving Knox County

      COVID-19 isolation talk: Challenges, opportunities for surviving and thriving

      Bill Packard: We can control how we respond

      More people now qualify for home-delivered Meals on Wheels

      This is life inside a COVID-19 testing tent for the spouse of a RSU 71 principal

      Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation donates masks to Rockland, Belfast first responders

      Belfast native Callie Cook discusses living in Australia during a pandemic

      Knox County administrative offices closed until May 15

      Paying property taxes during a pandemic, Rockport style

      Mark Fourre: ‘Together we will get the job done’

      Rockland questions spring, summer outdoor festivals, cruise ship visits as pandemic continues

      Infectious disease expert Dr. Catherine Cavanaugh talks COVID-19

      With isolation, threat of domestic violence increases; New Hope for Women remains vital Maine resource

      $1.5 billion in paycheck protection program loans approved for 8,400 Maine small businesses

      RSU 20 Superintendent addresses remainder of school year plans

      Sen. King to hold virtual conversation with Pen Bay Chamber members

      RSU 13 Superintendent addresses remainder of school year plans

      District attorney provides update during COVID-19 pandemic

      Adult Education continues at Five Town CSD

      St. George Superintendent addresses future remote learning plans

      Remote learning till June: How SAD 28, Camden Hills Regional High School will manage remaining school year

      Moving forward without spring sports: A message to readers and area high school seniors

      Camden Town Manager issues COVID-19 update

      How Rockport Police are handling law enforcement during pandemic

      Update from Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital CEO Mark Fourre

      Islesboro Central School administration addresses remainder of school year plans

      Eva Murray: ‘Does this count as school?’

      If we want something done, looks like we have to do it ourselves

      With June municipal elections, town meeting delayed, Rockport extends board nomination paper deadline

      Where are they from? A short walk at the public landing

      Rockport temporarily waives interest charges on unpaid personal property and real estate tax

      Sen. Dave Miramant: On federal Stimulus Checks for seniors

      Rep. William Pluecker: Relief for independent contractors and small business

      Rep. Jan Dodge: Our COVID response should get an ‘A’

      Camden, Rockport ask their residents to complete broadband surveys

      Bill Packard: If we all work together, we’ll come out of it OK

      Churches, residents participate in Let’s Make Some Healing Noise Together!

      The Strand presents Virtual Cinema screenings

      Improper PPE disposal puts Rockland sewer employees at risk

      Visiting nurse, in Midcoast since December and with out-of-state plates, reports harassment

      Islesboro Central School addresses new COVID-19 response

      Belfast’s All Roads Music Festival rescheduled to September

      Rockland Golf Club closing after less than a week amid COVID-19

      Advice to heed if you don’t want to see your favorite outdoor areas close down

      Town of Thomaston follows Governor’s Stay-at-Home order for non-essential employees

      A quick summary of Maine’s COVID-19 response law

      Rockport Pediatrician William Stephenson: On children and COVID-19

      Penobscot Bay YMCA announces StayWithUs campaign

      COVID-19 food safety resource page available through UMaine Extension

      UMaine Extension opens new ask-an-expert agriculture page 

      Mark Fourre: Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital ‘prepared to meet this challenge’

      Roe Chiacchio: Befriend your fears and make chicken soup

      Councilors issue resolve encouraging rent leniency in Rockland

      Camden man said he took guns to protect himself during COVID-19 pandemic

      Rockland EMS, police, City Manager deliver update to Council during COVID-19 days

      Vinalhaven, Maine: Caring, Responsible Community or Vigilante Town?

      Churches organize daily bell ringing for community healing

      Pen Bay Area YMCA produces video update about current operations

      Area vintage basketball games to be rebroadcast on TV, online

      Don't block any roads

      MaineHealth institutes telehealth to keep patients out of doctors’ offices

      Unseasonal Symbiosis

      Carbon Crash in the Corona-crisis

      Rockland Golf Club opens for season, addresses COVID-19 response

      First Congregational Church, Camden to provide services online

      OUT Maine continues programming virtually during COVID-19

      Knox County deputies investigate Vinalhaven incident: Tree cut to barricade driveway, quarantine demanded

      Donations being accepted for RSU 71 food pantry

      Islesboro Selectmen to community: Everyone recalibrate summer expectations

      In spite of unprecedented times in the sports world, we will get through this

      Waldo County Sheriff works to reduce department risks of COVID-19

      Conservation District extends plant sale order deadline, schedules curbside pickup

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine starts BiggerTogether pen pal campaign

      Call to action: Maine appeals to retired, semi-retired EMTs, nurses, doctors to register and help

      Farmers invited to online meetings to share information during pandemic 

      Popham Beach among State Parks closed due to overcrowding

      Islesboro seeks citizen volunteers

      Doors remain closed at Rockland Public Library; remote access continues

      South Thomaston issues updates on Town’s response to COVID-19

      Annual Easter meal at Rockland church to continue as take-out

      Whose life is it, anyway?

      Lincoln County request for personal protective equipment

      Midcoast agencies awarded COVID-19 emergency response grants

      Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos appeals to Gov. Mills to extend state tax filing deadline

      Town of Rockport COVID-19 updated response: travelers, newly arrived seasonal visitors to quarantine for 14 days

      Camden library extends closure, announces updates

      ‘Surge preparation’ underway on Miles Campus

      Searsmont Selectmen hold emergency meeting today, 4 p.m.

      Municipalities, school districts scramble to employ technology; maintain open, participatory meetings

      Town Manager Audra Caler-Bell outlines Camden’s response to COVID-19

      Maine is full of resourceful, hardworking, proud and friendly folk

      Quicksilver Water Shuttle suspends commuter service amid COVID-19

      Ocean State Job Lot donating supplies amid pandemic

      MCH Meals on Wheels Meeting the Challenge in Knox County

      Knox County Sheriff Tim Carroll: On reducing jail population during COVID-19

      A View from the Rockport Select Board Seat

      Concord suspends Midcoast bus service

      Lincolnville Selectmen convene this evening; public asked to watch on TV, or streaming technology

      Lincolnville Town Office closed to in-person transactions

      Islesboro Central School extends closure until April 27

      Harbor Freight to donate entire supply of personal protective equipment to hospitals

      New Hope for Women cancels in-person meetings, continues 24-hour hotline

      Photo gallery: Midcoast Maine establishes new normal with a sense of grace

      Mr. & Ms. Maine and Northeast Physique Championships rescheduled to September

      LincolnHealth responds to COVID-19 by making staffing adjustments

      St. George Fire and Rescue needs thermometers

      Good Tern, Hole in the Wall adjust hours and services

      A Message from Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos: Navigating rough seas together

      Owls Head, South Thomaston, Thomaston Solid Waste Corporation reduces crew, changes policies during COVID-19

      Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital have COVID-19 surge plans in place

      Municipal updates during COVID-19: Waldo County

      Municipal updates during COVID-19: Knox County, Waldoboro

      RSU 3 extends school closure until April 27

      Rockland EMS makes plea for N95 masks

      Mid-Coast Solid Waste enacts COVID-19 precautions at Rockport transfer facility

      Hannaford note to customers outlines new hours, says ‘supply chain healthy and resilient’

      Update from RSU 71 superintendent: Schools closed, meals available for pick-up or bus delivery

      Hannaford, Shaw’s, Walmart stores open extra early for elders, those with health risks

      Hannaford Supermarkets dedicates shopping hours for high-risk, vulnerable customers

      North Haven rescinds travel ban to the island

      Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital initiate visitor restrictions

      Steve Hirshberg: Let's experience spring outdoors

      Rockport residents Marsha and Vic Steinglass stranded in Morocco, want to get home

      Oil Down. Soon Out?

      Rockport Town Manager reports on municipal operations under COVID-19

      Shaw’s establishes reserved shopping hours for senior citizens, at-risk individuals

      Pen Bay Medical Center, Waldo County General Hospital open temporary respiratory evaluation centers

      Mid-Coast Solid Waste enacts COVID-19 precautions at Rockport transfer facility

      All Masses in Maine temporarily suspended in response to CDC guidance on COVID-19

      Warren closes Town Office, library

      Pen Bay Chamber of Commerce staff to work remotely; creates resource page for businesses

      Belfast closes city hall until March 31; library shut; suspends recycling

      Appleton Village School addresses remote instruction

      Information from Oceanside High’s principal on classes amid COVID-19

      Oceanside Middle principal addresses remote instruction

      RSU 71 schools open March 18 during specific hours for remote learning equipment pick-up

      Rockland issues COVID-19 proclamation: Fitness centers, yoga studios must close; businesses urged to allow employees to work from home

      Long Funeral Home prepared to care for families during COVID-19 pandemic

      Knox County closes offices

      Thorndike, Burnham postpone annual town meetings

      MaineHealth (PenBay and Waldo hospitals) suspend elective surgeries, non-urgent office visits

      Edna Drinkwater shares food services, educational materials information

      Islesboro Central School shares letter on remote instruction

      Thomaston municipal non-uniform offices temporarily closed to public

      Owls Head Town Office closes through April 2

      RSU 20 shares food service, educational materials information

      Camden-Rockport Middle shares information on collecting items at school

      RSU 3 superintendent releases new letter with important information

      Camden Hills releases remote class schedule

      RSU 13 releases family letter with important information

      Rockport outlines municipal plan for COVID-19 days

      Alternatives to panic shopping/hoarding while we get though this

      Town of Camden outlines its COVID-19 response plan

      Announcement from Knox County Sheriff Timothy Carroll

      North Haven Select Board limits travel to island, human contact on island amid COVID-19

      Five Town Little League suspends league activity until April 27

      Islesboro Central School cancels classes through March 27

      Camden Snow Bowl scraps pond skim, cardboard box derby; amends season’s schedule

      Babe Ruth baseball activity suspended until May 1

      RSU 20 cancels classes through March 27

      Vinalhaven School cancels this week’s classes

      Camden’s Watershed School shifts to remote instruction

      UPDATED: Lincolnville, Appleton, Hope schools closed until April 27; superintendent addresses COVID-19

      UPDATED: RSU 40 schools closed until April 17, superintendent addresses COVID-19

      Edna Drinkwater School closed until April 27

      St. George MSU closed for at least two weeks, superintendent provides important information

      RSU 13 to close schools for ‘extended period’

      Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital share new visitation guidelines

      Quicksilver Water Shuttle addresses COVID-19

      Waldo County’s Unity College shifting to remote instruction

      RSU 71 schools closed until April 27

      RSU 3 schools closed until March 27

      Camden-Rockport, Camden Hills Regional High School closed until after April school vacation

      Five Town Little League adjusting events schedule amid COVID-19

      Islesboro Central School cancels classes for March 16

      Vinalhaven School postponing activities, adding early release days

      Five Town CSD, SAD 28 superintendent releases new school procedures amid COVID-19

      Rockland cancels council meetings for at least two weeks, specifies COVID-19 plans

      Regional School Unit 71 outlines COVID-19 contingency plans: Classes, Food Service, Mental Health Resources

      Edna Drinkwater personnel address COVID-19

      St. George superintendent addresses COVID-19

      Appleton Village School addresses COVID-19, asks students to stop using water fountains

      Is the Bear Market Here to Stay?

      Five Town CSD, SAD 28 superintendent cancels public events

      RSU 13 superintendent cancels school activities amid COVID-19

      Knox Center, Quarry Hill limit visitations to Camden, Rockland facilities

      RSU 71 superintendent addresses COVID-19

      RSU 13 superintendent addresses COVID-19, adds early release day

      Islesboro head of school addresses COVID-19 preparations

      Vinalhaven School superintendent addresses COVID-19

      RSU 3 superintendent releases new letter outlining flu/virus measures

      Rockland activates coronavirus precautions for EMS, firefighters

      RSU 71 superintendent addresses coronavirus preparations

      RSU 3 superintendent addresses coronavirus preparations

      Belfast, Rockport hospitals prepared, should Coronavirus 2019 emerge in Midcoast

      RSU 13 superintendent addresses coronavirus preparations

      What Does the Coronavirus Mean for Investors?


      Statewide Outlook

      Mills Administration announces grants for Maine health care organizations

      Gov. Mills launches $40 million grant program to support tourism, hospitality and retail small businesses

      As temperatures drop and COVID-19 continues, demand for food and heat assistance to rise

      IRS reminds of special 2020 tax deduction for donating to charity

      How to safely celebrate Thanksgiving amid COVID-19

      Gov. Mills invests $536,000 in COVID-19 aid for Meals on Wheels

      Labor officials provide Nov. 25 update on unemployment benefits, benefits fraud

      Education officials create team to support contact tracing in schools

      Governor Mills extends State of Civil Emergency as Maine fights COVID-19

      Governor’s economic committee urges action on bold strategies for recovery from COVID-19

      State revenue forecast ‘less severe than anticipated’ amid ongoing pandemic

      Maine Attorney General urges Mainers to follow the law by wearing face coverings to curb COVID-19

      Maine Principals’ Association provides winter sports update

      Gov. Mills: I am thankful for the ways you have adapted to keep us all safe

      Governor Mills dedicates $6.2 million to rent relief program

      Maine organizations urge residents to get outside safely this winter

      Maine DHHS providing financial support for testing of nursing facility staff

      State awards $5.6 million to build high speed internet infrastructure for students in underserved communities

      Gov. Mills imposes curfew for certain businesses Nov. 20 to Dec. 6

      Maine CDC revises how it conducts COVID-19 probable case investigations

      Labor officials provide Nov. 19 update on unemployment benefits, benefits fraud

      Maine to financially support farmers, agriculture producers who invested in e-commerce

      IRS provides preparation tips for filing federal income taxes amid pandemic

      Gov. Mills: We can stem the tide of this virus, but it takes a team effort

      New England governors suspend interstate youth ice hockey competition

      Labor officials provide Nov. 12 update on unemployment benefits, benefits fraud

      $48 million in COVID-19 aid awarded to Maine farmers

      Maine Principals’ Association cancels state cross country championships amid statewide rise in COVID-19 cases

      Gov. Mills: It’s time to hunker down, bunker in and buckle up

      Following record COVID-19 cases, Gov. Mills announces new face covering mandate

      Labor officials provide Nov. 5 update on unemployment benefits, benefits fraud

      $247K awarded to 82 Maine nursing homes to combat COVID-19

      New measures to prevent further COVID-19 spikes: Reopening of bars, tasting rooms postponed

      Labor officials provide Oct. 29 update on unemployment benefits, benefits fraud

      Maine DHHS announces plan to distribute rapid antigen tests for COVID-19

      ‘Halloween can be done safely,’ per Maine CDC

      ‘This is not about shutting down, but about hunkering down’: Gov. Mills, Dr. Shah urge citizens to control COVID-19 spread

      Governor continues State of Civil Emergency as Maine fights COVID-19

      $40.5 million in COVID-19 aid awarded to Maine farmers

      U.S. CDC provides tips on safely voting in-person amid COVID-19

      Maine Principals’ Association delaying start of winter sports season

      Maine DHHS launches initiative helping Mainers cope with COVID-19 stress

      Labor officials provide Oct. 22 update on unemployment benefits, benefits fraud

      Labor officials warn of unemployment insurance phishing scams

      Maine submits initial COVID-19 vaccine plan to U.S. CDC

      Gov. Mills promises to protect Maine teleworkers, ensure educational tax credit program amid pandemic

      Labor officials provide Oct. 15 update on unemployment benefits, benefits fraud

      Employment has surpassed pre-pandemic rates in Maine

      USDA extends school meal flexibilities through end of school year

      Gov. Mills: Take precautions to keep Maine open, safe and healthy amid COVID-19

      Maine Secretary of State addresses voter safety measures amid a pandemic

      Labor officials provide update on unemployment benefits, benefits fraud

      Maine DHHS proposes adding flu vaccine to required immunizations for health care workers

      FEMA awards $2.2 million to mitigate spread of COVID-19 in Maine

      Governor advances Maine to Stage 4 of reopening plan

      IRS extends Economic Impact Payment deadline to help non-filers

      Governor dedicates $25 million to unemployment trust fund to support businesses, workers

      Maine DHHS invests $1 million in federal funds to support infection prevention in congregate settings

      Labor officials provide updates on unemployment benefits, lost wage assistance, benefits fraud

      Governor extends State of Civil Emergency for seventh time

      $700K awarded to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution across Maine

      Governor Mills in radio address: ‘Don’t take a chance’

      Labor officials provide updates on unemployment benefits, lost wage assistance, benefits fraud

      Anyone in Maine can now be tested for COVID-19

      Gov. Mills announces additional $164 million for implementing school health protocols

      Governor announces Phase 2 of Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program funding for expanded pool of businesses

      $6.6 million awarded to support affordable housing efforts in Maine amid COVID-19

      Governor reinstating work search requirements for all unemployment claimants

      Governor signs curtailment order to maintain budget stability amid COVID-19

      Labor officials provide unemployment, benefit fraud updates

      $25 million in COVID-19 financial relief awarded to Maine farmers

      Lost Wage Assistance Program payments to be issued tonight

      Revised guidelines for Maine school sports released; votes to be scheduled

      Labor officials provide unemployment, benefit fraud updates

      Dept. of Administrative and Financial Services delivers proposed budget recommendations to Gov. Mills

      MPA, Mills administration reach ‘consensus’ on fall sports guidelines; finalized plans to be released Thursday

      IRS mailing letter to non-filers, urging them to claim Economic Impact Payment by Oct. 15

      USDA extends nine waivers providing children better access to food amid pandemic

      Labor officials provide unemployment benefits, fraud updates

      Fall sports to be delayed additional week; sports, education, health officials and Gov. Mills release statements

      Governor Mills extends State of Civil Emergency

      Maine education, health commissioners urge fall sports be delayed further

      UPDATED WITH GUIDELINES: Maine Principals’ Association leadership approves of fall sports season

      All counties remain in ‘green’ return to campus status; York and Penobscot to be closely monitored

      $10.4 million awarded to 93 Maine nursing homes

      Maine Principals’ Association leadership approves of fall sports season; Mills administration to give final say

      Gov. Mills signs executive order to ensure safe voting amid COVID-19

      Labor officials provide unemployment benefits, fraud updates

      Maine Principals’ Association sports medicine committee approves of fall sports season

      RSU 13 releases letter to families as school year nears

      Gov. Mills: One little match can spark a big fire that we might be unable to put out

      UMaine system reports seven COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 26

      Maine approved for federal program to increase unemployment benefits

      50,000 spouses to get catch-up Economic Impact Payments next month

      $22.1 million in COVID-19 financial relief awarded to Maine farmers

      Maine CDC continues investigating COVID-19 cases among York County first responders

      UMaine System extending COVID-19 testing throughout fall semester

      53 COVID-19 cases linked to Millinocket wedding reception

      Sanford Firefighters’ statement on COVID-19 outbreak at the department

      Maine to apply for federal program to increase unemployment benefits

      Labor officials announce 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits available

      As lawmakers clash over reconvening, dozens of bills affecting criminal justice reform hang in the balance

      Maine to apply for federal program to increase unemployment benefits

      Maine’s unemployment rate increased in July amid surge in labor force participation

      Maine announces $25 million to support Maine’s working parents and school-aged children

      Maine makes nearly $1 million child health investment; temporary MaineCare payments to boost well child visits, vaccinations, dental care

      Gov. Mills launches $200 million grant program to support Maine’s small businesses

      Labor officials provide unemployment benefits, fraud updates

      Fall sports season still remains uncertain amid pandemic

      Maine farmers awarded $19.7 million in COVID-19 assistance

      IRS reminds unemployment compensation is taxable, tax can be withheld now

      Funding is ‘scarce’ to stabilize Maine’s economy after pandemic

      Midcoast Economic Development District receives $400,000 federal grant

      Maine’s governor born for hard times, and hard decisions

      $2.2 million provided to support affordable housing in Maine amid COVID-19

      IRS working to ensure people with children receive missed $500 Economic Impact Payments

      Maine DOE says all counties remain in green status for return to campus

      Navigating number fatigue: How to understand COVID-19 in Maine

      UMaine System extends asymptomatic COVID-19 testing across three phases

      Labor officials provide unemployment, benefit fraud updates

      Maple syrup producers now eligible for COVID-19 financial relief

      Dept. of Labor partners with Coursera to provide 5,000 unemployed workers with free courses

      State approves additional COVID-19 Prevention and Protection Awards for municipalities

      $14 million in COVID-19 relief awarded to Maine farmers

      Maine Community Archives Collaborative to discuss Maine libraries’ COVID-19 collecting projects

      Work search requirements reinstated for some claimants beginning Aug. 9

      13 Maine universities split $5 million in federal funds amid pandemic

      Dept. of Labor provides unemployment, benefits fraud updates

      Governor renews State of Civil Emergency amid pandemic

      Don’t get shortchanged amid nationwide coin shortage

      Self-employed, other PUA recipients can now upload tax documentation

      $2.6 million awarded to support Maine’s COVID-19 response

      ‘The last thing people need to worry about in the middle of a pandemic is losing their home’

      Officials say in-person instruction can be adopted at all Maine schools

      VIDEO: Education, health officials discuss newest school reopening guidance

      Governor expands Rental Relief Program to help prevent evictions

      MPA releases more details about shortened fall sports season

      State aims to address racial, ethnic disparities in COVID-19

      State forecasts revenue drop of $524 million in 2021; Governor issues statement

      Dept. of Labor provides updates on unemployment benefits, fraud, workshops

      Maine receives $16.9 million to create ‘innovative’ educational opportunities amid pandemic

      State revises guidelines, now allowing up to 200 people for outdoor spectator events

      $9.4 million in COVID-19 financial relief awarded to Maine farmers

      DHS awards Maine $10.2 million for State and Local Preparedness Programs

      COVID-19 financial relief for Maine farmers tops $8.58 million

      Labor officials provide unemployment update, fraud investigation update

      Dept. of Labor to update unemployment benefits for self-employed, other PUA recipients

      Gov. Mills: Decisions about returning to classrooms must be based on public health data and not on politics

      VIDEO: State officials discuss educational reopening possibilities

      State develops tiered health advisory system to help determine educational reopening plans

      State investing $8.4 million from federal funds to boost child care access amid COVID-19

      Amtrak Downeaster adds more Brunswick to Boston train services 

      Dept. of Labor provides update on unemployment claims, fraud investigations

      Work search requirements to now begin Aug. 9

      Economic Recovery Committee outlines what Governor needs to focus on for COVID-19 economic recovery

      IRS reminder: Taxpayers can get an extension to Oct. 15 to file taxes

      Maine ignored as federal-state relations reach new low

      Dept. of Labor announces changes to work search requirements

      Adult education programs to provide laptops to remote learners through Maine Community Foundation grant

      Maine surpasses $1 billion in unemployment benefits paid during pandemic

      Maine Dept. of Labor provides update on unemployment benefit fraud investigations

      Gov. Mills mandates businesses enforce mask requirement, extends state of civil emergency

      Federal government sends $1.6 million to support Maine small businesses, communities during pandemic

      $1.1 million awarded to Maine hospitals to combat COVID-19

      President Trump extends deadline for PPP loan approvals

      Education officials to conduct survey next week to shape fall educational plans

      Average age of Maine’s COVID-19 patients falls since pandemic’s start

      Maine awarded additional $2.1 million for program to support farmers, address food insecurity

      Labor officials continue investigations into suspected fraudulent unemployment claims

      Governor to sign Executive Order requiring coastal businesses enforce State’s face covering mandate

      University of Maine System commits to on-campus classes this fall

      Unemployment benefits available for 13 additional weeks

      COVID-19 financial relief for Maine farmers reaches $7.75 million

      IRS outlines solutions for individuals to pay federal income taxes amid pandemic

      Gov. Mills to Mainers: Don’t let down your guard now

      Better emergency planning requires legislative action

      IRS issues reminder for approaching July 15 tax payment deadline

      Governor approves COVID-19 Prevention and Protection Grant awards to municipalities

      There are now nine possible COVID-19 symptoms after the U.S. CDC quietly adds three more

      Officials outline how high school athletics will look this summer

      This is what movie theaters must do to reopen

      Outdoor amusement businesses must do this to reopen

      Dept. of Labor cancels thousands of suspected fraudulent claims for fourth week

      Indoor amusement businesses receive guidance to reopen

      Maine directs $35 million to help local governments cover COVID-19 costs

      Treasury clarifies PPP loan forgiveness process

      Labor officials promote solutions to help businesses, employees return to work

      $7.4 million provided to Maine farmers with losses caused by COVID-19

      Governor postpones reopening of indoor bar service

      Gov. Mills urges USDA to add maple syrup to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

      Maine awarded $1.35 million for program to support farmers, address food insecurity

      Mainers warned of spike in cybercrime attempts during pandemic

      Gov. Mills in radio address: ‘It is all up to every one of us’

      For third time, Maine Labor cancels thousands of suspected fraudulent unemployment claims

      Maine issues guidelines for charter boats, windjammers, daysailer

      $52 million awarded to Maine safety net hospitals amid COVID-19

      This is how elections and town meetings will look amid COVID-19

      Mainers encouraged to conduct license renewals as final waiver deadline nears

      Maine has opportunity to promote itself as an ideal ‘remote work state’

      Maine DHHS awards funds to support essential workers and child care providers amid COVID-19

      Governor discusses saving lives and livelihoods in radio address

      Gov. Mills issues statement on hospitality and tourism industry economic recovery plan

      Governor accelerates start date for lodging establishments to serve out-of-state visitors

      USDA extends waiver, expands access to meals for children amid COVID-19

      Head Start preschool programs receive $2.6 million in pandemic assistance

      Downeaster to resume weekday round trip between Brunswick and Boston

      Maine Dept. of Education releases initial draft plan for return to campus

      Maine Dept. of Labor, again, cancels thousands of suspected fraudulent unemployment claims

      Maine sets aside $989K to address mental health amid pandemic

      Gov. Mills extends State of Civil Emergency

      Gov. Mills outlines summer tourism plans, provides alternative to 14 day tourist quarantine

      Governor quadrupling COVID-19 testing capacity, advances swab-and-send site development, makes testing available to more Mainers

      IRS continues to warn against COVID-19 scams

      Maine Women’s Fund generates pandemic grants for women, girls’ safety

      Gov. Mills amends election regulations amid pandemic

      Maine hospitals awarded $1.3 million to fight COVID-19

      Gov. Mills addresses President Trump’s upcoming Maine visit

      Maine Dept. of Labor cancels thousands of suspected fraudulent unemployment claims, asks claimants to verify identity

      This is what gyms and fitness centers must do to safely reopen

      Governor provides reopening plans for bars, gyms, nail salons

      Gov. Mills extends state’s rent relief program

      Maine DHHS launches campaign to promote measures limiting spread of COVID-19

      Gov. Mills addresses ‘fight to strike’ balance between protecting Maine’s health and economy

      State adds three custom meat processors to Maine’s food supply chain amid shortages

      Governor allowing easement of some COVID-19 restrictions

      BMV reopening June 1 for appointments, licensing exams

      Pandemic has Maine officials in quandary over conducting elections

      Sec. Dunlap clarifies vehicle registrations provision amid COVID-19

      Maine Judicial Branch releases phased re-opening plan for courts

      Gov. Mills addresses gathering issue for town, school budget meetings

      Moody’s and S&P affirm Maine’s stable bond rating amid COVID-19

      Maine Dept. of Labor awarded $1.5 million to address COVID-19 workforce-related impact

      Some COVID-19 stimulus payments being sent via debit cards

      Dept. of Labor investigating reports of unemployment imposter fraud

      Dept. of Labor reinstating normal processing time for initial unemployment claims, briefly pausing benefits

      MaineHealth establishes safety protocols, sets priorities for bringing back some services amid COVID-19

      Gov. Mills issues two flag lowering directives, effective immediately

      National high school sports governing body releases return to sports guidance

      Governor says $52.7 million in federal funding will expand lab and testing capacity

      Maine provided nearly $2 million to boost COVID-19 testing at rural health clinics

      How to safely spend time outdoors during a pandemic

      This is what campgrounds must do to reopen for residents this weekend

      Gov. Mills allowing campgrounds to reopen to residents; delays reopening of fitness facilities, nail salons

      Maine’s community colleges offering free summer courses for Class of 2020

      Honor Flight Maine suspends travel until Aug. 31

      Free online challenging educational assignments available with PBL Lounge and Deeper Learning Pavilion

      Maine enters recession in wake of virus. This is what five experts think about Maine’s economic recovery.

      Gov. Mills discusses distance learning challenges

      Maine Dept. of Education secures WiFi and learning devices for all Maine students

      This is what Maine’s lodging businesses must do to reopen

      Governor allows lodging reservations for residents and non-residents

      MPA outlines summer athletic plans

      Gov. Mills, again, extends State of Civil Emergency

      Mainers urged to continue vaccinations amid pandemic

      Maine allocated additional $52.7 million to expand COVID-19 testing

      Maine DHHS reminds Mainers to explore health coverage options amid COVID-19

      This is what restaurants must do before reopening May 18

      This is why your COVID-19 check may be smaller than anticipated

      These are the steps retail shops must take to reopen Monday

      Politics biggest obstacle in fighting COVID-19

      $3 million allocated for Maine’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

      IRS urges people awaiting COVID-19 check to act by May 13 to get money faster

      Governor announces new reopening plans for Knox, Lincoln, Waldo counties

      Nearly $5 million allocated to expand Maine’s COVID-19 testing

      The Last Responders

      Maine Delegation announces allocation of $20 million for Maine fishing industry

      Maine’s COVID-19 testing capacity to be more than tripled in ‘game changer’

      $4.3 million allocated for affordable housing in Maine amid COVID-19

      Northern Light Blue Hill, Maine Coast Hospitals announce phased reopening of services

      Maine education officials issue guidance on graduation ceremonies

      Gov. Mills establishes committee to advise on Maine’s economic recovery

      $2.45 million allocated to support Maine’s housing authorities amid COVID-19

      Frustrated Maine self-employed workers last to receive financial help

      USDA adds Maine to program for feeding children amid pandemic

      Maine colleges, universities receive additional $2.9 million in federal COVID-19 aid

      Maine’s rural health care providers receive $131.5 million in federal COVID-19 aid

      Why you shouldn’t rely on travel insurance to cover COVID-19 cancellations

      Here’s what Governor Mills had to say about the first day of Maine’s reopening

      Maine elections coalition files petition to Governor to ensure safe, secure voting

      Little League commits $1.2 million to chapters; cancels regional, national tournaments

      Dept. of Labor releases unemployment filing schedule for self-employed individuals

      Maine’s unemployment claims decrease, though level remains historically high

      Governor offers additional details on face masks, Phase I of Maine’s re-opening plan

      Amtrak’s Downeaster Maine-to-Boston service suspended through end of May

      FEMA makes additional $100 million available to firefighters for COVID-19 response

      Gov. Mills allowing golf courses to reopen May 1

      Maine DHHS issues emergency rule to protect health of nursing home residents, staff

      Governor extends ‘Stay Safer at Home’ mandate; releases four-stage plan for ‘restarting’ Maine economy

      Dept. of Labor to accept unemployment applications for self-employed individuals May 1

      Governor ‘likely’ to extend stay at home mandate April 28

      Maine to take stock of state economy earlier than scheduled; freezes some spending and hiring

      IRS enhances online tool for checking when your COVID-19 money arrives

      SBA to resume accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications April 27

      Stay-at-home order threatens to derail Maine’s independent candidates

      As states fight COVID-19, revealing partisan responses, Maine takes protective action

      Governor Mills: Now is the time to let our true selves shine

      Dept. of Labor to expedite decisions on thousands of unemployment claims

      Mainers should remain alert for COVID-19 scams

      Maine farm emergency grants to assist farmers affected by COVID-19 crisis

      Pandemic shows endangered seniors need greater attention

      Pine Tree Watch launches video series documenting the Class of 2020’s year cut short

      Maine’s unemployment claims dip, though level remains historically high

      Maine mental health organization launches Teen Text Support Line

      Governor outlines vision for gradual, safe reopening of Maine

      Mills administration announces $11 million in funds to support essential workers and child care providers amid COVID-19

      Unemployment benefits for self-employed individuals forthcoming

      U.S. Senate approves legislation that includes at least $16 million for COVID-19 testing in Maine

      Turkey season opening early, spring registration requirement suspended

      Sen. Collins, Rep. Pingree urge USDA to boost support for Maine farmers facing severe economic harm

      Tackling in tandem the existential threats of coronavirus and climate chaos

      Helpline established for health care workers and first responders managing emotional toll of COVID-19

      Maine boards of licensure overseeing doctors, nurses, pharmicists issue guidance for licensees prescribing COVID-19 medicines for prophylactic purposes

      UMaine System plans to welcome students to campus Fall 2020

      Action needed by April 22 for those with dependents not normally filing taxes

      Maine Republicans submit letter to Gov. Janet Mills concerning communications during a pandemic

      For Mainers in recovery, isolation presents a unique challenge

      Mainers without permanent housing worry ‘there is no help out there’ amid pandemic

      Gov. Mills: We all have a responsibility to support one another even as we stay apart

      Maine DHHS boosts payments to congregate care facilities amid COVID-19

      VA recipients will automatically receive COVID-19 payments

      Gov. Mills on ‘Opening Up America’; talking with New Hampshire, Vermont governors about Northern New England

      Governor announces housing protections, rental assistance amid COVID-19

      Mental health experts warn COVID-19 uncertainties can push people into crisis

      Paycheck Protection Program loan limit reached, applications halted

      Sens. King, Collins appointed to economy task force by President Trump

      Maine may be ‘bending the curve,’ but that doesn’t mean it’s time to relax

      Maine small businesses receive $2.1 billion in paycheck protection loans

      College Board releases free resources for upcoming AP Exams amid COVID-19

      Governor extends State of Civil Emergency through May 15

      Maine Medical Center joins two clinical trials examining potential treatment for COVID-19

      State announces support for people with substance use disorder amid COVID-19

      USDA launches COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

      Maine YMCAs remain busy providing essential services during COIVD-19 pandemic

      As more Maine nursing homes report COVID-19 cases state CDC focuses on testing, PPE

      Maine colleges, universities receiving $41 million in COVID-19 assistance

      State announces support for people with substance use disorder amid COVID-19

      Gov. Mills: Do the next right thing

      Launch of adult use marijuana in Maine delayed by pandemic

      New website launched supporting teachers, families in community-based learning

      How CMP is responding to power outages amid pandemic

      Gov. Mills signs Executive Order moving June elections to July

      To date, Paycheck Protection Program approves forgivable loans for 5,334 Maine small businesses

      Sens. Collins, King announce Maine hospitals to receive $145 million in COVID-19 fight

      Treasury, IRS launch tool to help non-filers register for COVID-19 payments

      IRS recommends taxpayers use electronic options, outlines online assistance

      To date, Paycheck Protection Program approves forgivable loans for 5,334 Maine small businesses

      IRS extends more tax deadlines covering individuals, trusts, estates, corporations

      Consumers urged to be aware of COVID-19 financial scams

      Maine DOE releases statement on recommendation to continue remote learning

      MPA cancels high school spring sports season

      Sen. Angus King pushes to support local journalism amid Coronavirus pandemic

      Gov. Mills signs Executive Order allowing remote notarization

      Governor, Education Commissioner recommend continuing remote instruction until summer break

      Ocean State Job Lot providing free COVID-19 mask fabric

      Congressman Golden to hold listening sessions for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

      Congresswoman Pingree co-sponsors legislation to provide $250 billion to local governments during COVID-19

      Maine primary election date tentatively moved from June 9 to July 14

      Governor expands health care access amid COVID-19

      Plan to open alternative hospital care sites in Portland, Bangor takes shape

      Mainers urge Gov. Mills to prevent evictions and foreclosures during COVID-19

      Hannaford donates $750,000 to COVID-19 response efforts

      Gov. Mills encourages Maine small businesses to apply to federal Paycheck Protection Program

      Maine Farm Food Access Program created to reimburse direct-market farms and farmers' markets SNAP/EBT equipment

      Governor delays requirement to renew seafood dealer licenses

      Overwhelmed with calls, Maine Dept. of Labor institutes alphabetical unemployment benefits filing schedule

      Maine’s Congressional Delegation responds to President approving Governor Mills’ disaster declaration request

      Gov. Mills announces approval of COVID-19 federal disaster declaration

      Governor Mills: Stay healthy. Stay home.

      Gov. Mills orders quarantine restrictions on travelers arriving in Maine

      Governor, Maine Congressional Delegation renew call for protection of BIW workers, other defense contractors amid COVID-19

      Governor, DHHS act to ensure basic necessities amid COVID-19

      Maine Securities Administrator warns COVID-19 investment schemes anticipated

      Maine halts, and then restarts, elver season

      Maine Coast Fishermen's Association creates online resource for fishermen to protect themselves and their businesses

      Fishing, other outdoor activities permitted under stay at home mandate

      Governor extends state’s property tax exemption deadline

      Maine Dept. of Education increases flexibility to school meal programs feeding children in need

      Maine Dept. of Education commissioner provides update, guidance to educators

      Governor requests major disaster declaration from federal government

      Rep. Pingree, colleagues introduce bill to ensure college students, young adults with disabilities receive COVID-19 relief rebates

      Dental practices throughout Maine donate personal protective equipment

      Gov. Mills issues ‘Stay Healthy at Home’ COVID-19 mandate

      VIDEO: Gov. Mills announces ‘major new actions to protect public health and safety’

      Dept. of Labor joins new federal unemployment programs to help Mainers during COVID-19

      Governor, DHHS commissioner accelerate benefits for personal care workers, home-bound seniors

      Analysis: Inability to prepare for coronavirus is a failure of U.S. government

      Relying on local foods during the COVID-19 crisis

      Gov. Mills: Today we are feeling grief. But today — and every day — we also know hope

      Maine Delegation calls on Navy to extend COVID-19 worker protection guidelines to private shipyards like BIW

      BMV issued licenses, State ID expirations extended during emergency

      Gov. Mills, Commissioner Camuso extend boating registration renewal period

      After adjournment due to COVID-19, lawmakers feel pressure to decide on more than 450 bills

      Governor launches online resource outlining ways Mainers can help Mainers amid COVID-19

      Gov. Mills extends state income tax filing, payment deadline to July 15

      Stockpile Crash: Once prepared, Maine has exhausted its stockpile of protective medical equipment

      Maine outdoor agencies urge public to enjoy the outdoors responsibly

      Cioppa: Mainers recently unemployed should consider health insurance coverage options

      Maine ferry runs to and from islands to be reduced during pandemic

      Two new orders from Gov. Mills promote access to health care during COVID-19

      Dept. of Education Commissioner addresses school day requirement, meal deliveries, special education

      Update on Maine unemployment insurance during COVID-19 pandemic

      Gov. Janet Mills orders further steps to protect public health, issues new order effective March 25

      Ensure the public’s business remains transparent and accessible during COVID-19 emergency

      Special Olympics Maine suspends activities through May 31

      Maine’s Congressional delegation urges federal government to deliver medical equipment to fight COVID-19 in Maine

      Governor Mills: We have risen to the challenges of our times before and we are rising to the challenges before us now

      Governor Mills, Commissioner Camuso suspend inland waters fishing license requirement, open waters to inland fishing

      IRS pushes tax filing deadline to July 15

      SBA offers disaster assistance to Maine small businesses economically affected by COVID-19

      Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection warns of sewer systems and COVID-19

      New website providing COVID-19 resources to agriculture and food businesses

      CMP to waive late payment and reconnection charges, filed request to waive restrictions on payment plans

      Governor Mills urges federal government, Vice President to release personal protection equipment from national stockpile

      Governor: No dine-in service at bars, restaurants; no gatherings of more than 10 people

      Maine Representatives Jeffrey Evangelos, Bill Pluecker issue joint statement on COVID-19

      How the Maine Turnpike Authority is responding to COVID-19

      Governor, legislature tackle COVID-19 response through emergency legislative package

      CMP taking steps to prevent service interruptions during COVID-19

      Maine reduces jail population amid coronavirus concerns

      Governor issues declaration to protect Mainers against price-gouging

      Maine CareerCenter services available online, by phone only

      DHHS waiving copays for prescriptions, office visits, ER visits, radiology and lab services; allowing early refills of prescriptions

      All Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch offices closed to public

      Proposed state budget revised to add millions for public health initiatives

      Maine’s Superior Court, District Court issue emergency order vacating warrants for unpaid fines

      SBA approves Maine’s application for loans to help eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19

      Governor Mills urges cancellation of Saint Patrick’s Day events

      Maine People’s Alliance mounts community effort, statewide am