Getting Tested While Uninsured

COVID-19 Testing Guidance for People Who Are Uninsured Anyone with general questions about COVID-19, including how Maine people can best protect themselves, options for testing, and travel considerations should call 211. This service is available by dialing 211 (or 1-866-811-5695), texting your ZIP code to 898-211, or emailing info@211maine.org. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, … Continue reading Getting Tested While Uninsured

Cell Phone & Electrical Service

Cell Phone Service The “Keep America Connected Pledge” Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, Sprint, Spectrum and Comcast are among the companies that have signed the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge.” The aim is to ensure that consumers don’t lose their broadband or telephone connectivity during this period of uncertainty because they can’t pay. Companies … Continue reading Cell Phone & Electrical Service

Governor Mills Takes Further Steps to Respond to COVID-19, Protect Health and Safety of Maine People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2020 Contact: Scott Ogden and Lindsay Crete Governor prohibits dine-in service at bars and restaurants; bans gatherings more than 10 people & signs emergency legislation to respond to COVID-19 Augusta, MAINE – Under authority granted to her in a civil state of emergency, Governor Janet Mills today issued an Executive … Continue reading Governor Mills Takes Further Steps to Respond to COVID-19, Protect Health and Safety of Maine People

Legal Guidance on Town Meetings

From the Maine Municipal Association On March 17, the Maine Legislature enacted emergency legislation that affected municipal governments in several ways, including holding 2020 town meetings and how to conduct municipal affairs during these difficult times. Today, MMA’s Legal Services Department updated its guidance to members as a result of this, addressing changes in conducting … Continue reading Legal Guidance on Town Meetings

Information for Towns

From the Maine Municipal Association On Tuesday, March 17, the Maine State Legislature enacted several pieces of legislation providing state and local governments with the authority necessary to address COVID-19 (coronavirus) related issues, and then it adjourned. Some of the issues affected were of paramount importance to municipalities during this difficult period, including spending authority, … Continue reading Information for Towns

COVID-19 Resources Available

Executive Order - March 24, 2020 Guidance on "Essential Businesses" Health Resources Maine CDC U.S. CDC Guidance on Getting Tested While Uninsured For more, dial 211 Other Support Resources Vehicle Registrations Small Business/Nonprofit Loans Unemployment – UPDATED 3/20 Unemployment – UPDATED 3/24 FAME/SBA Loans & Loan Insurance Loans for Homeowners and Renters Cell Phones & … Continue reading COVID-19 Resources Available

Emergency Loans for Businesses, Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses recover from declared disasters. These loans are also available to private nonprofits, homeowners, and renters These are available now for businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. You can learn more about the program by clicking here. You can apply for these loans by … Continue reading Emergency Loans for Businesses, Nonprofits, Homeowners and Renters

Governor Mills, Legislature Spearhead Emergency Legislative Package to Respond to COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 17, 2020 Contact: Scott Ogden and Lindsay Crete Augusta, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills and the State Legislature spearheaded a package of emergency measures to respond to COVID-19 today. One emergency bill grants Governor Mills access to at least $11 million in State funding to respond to COVID-19, while another … Continue reading Governor Mills, Legislature Spearhead Emergency Legislative Package to Respond to COVID-19