Local Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Center


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 moved through the unfamiliar sequestering days.

As Mainers line up to receive their vaccine doses and continue to figure out normalcy, we are sharing information about pandemic recovery 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 (or two), and keep your chin up!

On Friday, March 13, 2020, residents were stocking up on groceries and other items, filling the roads and parking lots. 


    COVID-19 Information

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

    Find a COVID-19 vaccination site

    COVID-19 vaccine FAQ

    Benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

    What is COVID-19? 

    Maine CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet

    COVID-19 Symptoms

    How does COVID-19 spread? 

    How to prevent COVID-19 from spreading

    What if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

    U.S. CDC expands list of possible COVID-19 symptoms

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors

    New Easy Errands Delivery aims to serve Midcoast safely

    Corie’s Rides helps community with personal taxi service

    Maine Kebab opens in Rockland with forward-thinking takeout model

    South Thomaston woman opens shop to help fellow crafters hard hit by pandemic

    Maine Cater serves as a lifeline to local restaurants and servers

    ‘Wine Fairies of Maine’ are anonymous altruists who help any family in need

    Establishing a sense of normalcy during a pandemic with Thomaston’s Pixie Planner

    How to create a home office to boost well-being and productivity

    Belfast Reentry Center sews more than 3,500 masks for Waldo County communities, schools

    Volunteers, including in Swanville and Nobleboro, have shined during pandemic

    How COVID-19 is impacting voter registration efforts ahead of November elections

    Waldoboro Miller School teacher fundraising to redesign instructional model amid COVID-19

    Belfast Free Library begins collaboration to document life during COVID-19 pandemic

    COVID-19 Rental Relief Program open to most Mainers

    ‘Year 2020 is crazy enough’ so Camden will pack a time capsule for future reflections

    Pop-up drive ins and outdoor movies are the latest rage this summer

    Camden pursues designating pop-up vendor space at Tannery Park, solicits merchant interest

    Four businesses changing up the way they operate in the COVID-19 era

    Rockland to consider more Downtown side-street closures

    New delivery service ‘Belfast Delivers’ brings food, products to Waldo County

    Rockland to try short-duration Main Street closures; allows Oak Street restaurants to use sidewalk, parking spaces

    ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ initiative in Camden brings cheer to congregate settings

    Creativity at forefront of Thomaston’s Fourth of July celebration plans

    Surprise drive-by 70th birthday celebration a milestone event for Camden man, despite pandemic

    Waldoboro native discusses how she has trained many on the frontlines of COVID-19 testing

    Camden Hills Class of 2020 gets a star

    Rockland entrepreneur selected as part of QVC small business spotlight program

    Buying locally raised meat becomes favored choice during pandemic

    Waldo County Bounty campaign launches to improve food security, support farmers and gardeners

    Waldo County’s Unity College turns to virtual tours during pandemic

    Locals, long-time Maine visitors come together to support Midcoast’s small businesses

    Help lift spirits at Belfast’s Tall Pines Commons and hang a bird feeder outside the windows

    Knox County Food Council creates comprehensive schedule of all area food pantry, assistance centers

    Midcoast paramedics, EMTs brainstorm, sew their own PPE, using shower curtains and socks

    Camden Rotary mobilizes to address pandemic, support graduating seniors

    Waldo Community Action Partners to administer statewide rent relief program for people affected by COVID-19

    Belfast Mayor, City Council approve and launch ‘Belfast Keep the Faith Fund’

    Rockport dermatologist continues patient care with telemedicine

    What are Maine families without internet connection supposed to do for the rest of the school year?

    Rockland restaurateur enters third week of providing free meals

    Doulas adjust to new way of helping expectant parents during COVID-19 days

    Local first responders stand in recognition for healthcare workers on the frontline

    Lyman-Morse lends a hand to local healthcare workers by building intubation aerosol boxes

    Ways to make a child’s birthday happier during these challenging times

    Physical Education teachers adjust to remote instruction during COVID-19

    Educate Maine launches book challenge to provide books to students amid pandemic

    Cornerspring Montessori School provides care for children of medical staff, first responders during COVID-19

    Pen Bay Garden of Gratitude recognizes healthcare workers on the front lines

    Camden inns pull together, bake goods for medical staff at Pen Bay Medical Center

    Mt. Battie Star to shine this spring, lifting Midcoast spirits during a pandemic

    Rockland’s Cedar Street named Wednesday as ‘Sunshine Mailman’ day

    Churches shift to virtual worship amid pandemic

    Volunteers, City of Belfast collaborate to provide phone check-ins, essential shopping to seniors during COVID-19

    Putting Service Above Self: Five Midcoast Rotary clubs initiate collaborative service effort for communities

    Mental healthcare professionals turn to virtual sessions during pandemic

    Indie bookshops find workarounds to get books into hands of socially isolated customers

    Penobscot Bay lobstermen survive by taking product directly to the people

    Camden distillery helps produce hand sanitizer for hospital; breweries, distillers statewide join effort

    Rockland South School’s Comfort Closet supplies families with hygiene products, expands resource during pandemic

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

    Rep. Zeigler establishes senior check-in program amid pandemic

    Searsport’s KINDNESS program provides meals during times of need

    Chef offering virtual cooking sessions to help Midcoast figure out what to cook

    Rep. Doudera organizes check-in network for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

    Rockland woman turns to baking after being temporarily laid off amid COVID-19

    Midcoast turns to virtual fitness sessions with familiar teachers

    Acts of generosity: Danica Candles gives away ‘decompression candles’

    Camden Hills Regional High School’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Library still in business of lending books to students

    Coping with sheltering at home: Red Cross advice, tips

    Midcoast therapists discuss best ways to cope during COVID-19

    Waldoboro Miller School teachers introduce familiarity through virtual reading sessions

    Four Corner Variety owners providing free lunches to youth, elderly during pandemic

    Spontaneous generosity: Camden-Rockport schools deliver boxes of nitrile gloves Pen Bay Medical Center

    Kindness and generosity come in a surprise phone call to one stressed Camden restaurateur

    UMaine Extension creates 4-H online resources for learning at home

    New online Maine farm products, pick-up directory available

    A new Facebook group directly connects Maine fishermen to local buyers

    Maine students may be at home, but they still get breakfast and lunch — and it’s delivered

    Game Loft launches ‘Reach Out to ME: I’ll be there’ postcard initiative

    A working list of all Midcoast bars, restaurants, and delivery services offering food, alcohol, groceries, products

    Five Towns area teens join task force, provide free childcare

    Suddenly home schooling? Here are resources to help

    One Waldoboro farmer seeks urgent solutions to current economy