A Quick Summary of Maine’s COVID-19 Response Law

By Senate Republican Leader Dana Dow Under extraordinary circumstances, leaders of the Maine State Legislature came together working tirelessly throughout the March 14-15 weekend and reached agreement on a package of new laws to address the immediate needs of state government in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The following Tuesday, the last day of the … Continue reading A Quick Summary of Maine’s COVID-19 Response Law

Maine Senate Republicans React to Legislative Democrats’ Despicable Partisan Stunt

Little more than a full week from the hour when Democrats and Republicans came together in Augusta to pass a relief package in response to the Worldwide pandemic that has so far taken more than twenty thousand lives, Maine’s legislative Democrats have already resorted to a cheap partisan attempt to curry favor with small businesses … Continue reading Maine Senate Republicans React to Legislative Democrats’ Despicable Partisan Stunt

Update on Unemployment Insurance in Challenging Times

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2020 MDOL: AUGUSTA – A significant number of individuals are filing unemployment insurance (UI) claims and reaching out to the Maine Department of Labor with questions as Mainers lose work due to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. “The Maine Department of Labor is working as quickly as it can to process … Continue reading Update on Unemployment Insurance in Challenging Times

Governor Mills Orders Further Steps to Protect Public Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 24, 2020 Contact: Scott Ogden and Lindsay Crete Governor also urges large essential businesses to limit in-store customers, enhance curbside pick-up and delivery services, and implement physical distancing measures to protect customer and employee health Augusta, MAINE – Under the authority granted to her during a State of Civil Emergency, … Continue reading Governor Mills Orders Further Steps to Protect Public Health

Governor Mills Issues Declaration to Protect Maine People Against Price-Gouging

Governor & Attorney General also warn Maine people about COVID-19 related scams FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2020 Contact: Scott Ogden and Lindsay Crete (Governor Mills) or Marc Malon (Attorney General Frey) Augusta, MAINE – In response to concerns about the potential for price gouging as Maine responds to COVID-19, Governor Janet Mills today issued … Continue reading Governor Mills Issues Declaration to Protect Maine People Against Price-Gouging

Governor Announces Significant Recommendations & Signs Civil Emergency Proclamation to Respond to COVID-19 in Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2020 Contact: Scott Ogden and Lindsay Crete Augusta, MAINE – In the wake of several new presumptive positive cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Janet Mills announced several new significant recommendations to respond to COVID-19 and signed a proclamation of civil emergency to further protect public health. Governor … Continue reading Governor Announces Significant Recommendations & Signs Civil Emergency Proclamation to Respond to COVID-19 in Maine

NEWS RELEASE: Maine CDC Announces More COVID-19 Results

Seven Confirmed and Five Presumptive Positive Cases in Maine; U.S. CDC Affirms State Lab Results March 15, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Robert Long, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Robert.Long@maine.gov or (207) 287-9395 AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) announced Sunday several developments related to the … Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: Maine CDC Announces More COVID-19 Results

Governor Mills Takes Step to Protect Maine Workers Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. March 15, 2020 Governor Janet Mills is taking strong steps to protect Maine workers and small businesses impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. To protect small businesses, Governor Mills requested that the Small Business Administration (SBA) provide economic support loans … Continue reading Governor Mills Takes Step to Protect Maine Workers Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

NEWS RELEASE: Maine CDC Reports Additional COVID-19 Results

State now has three presumptive positive tests and three preliminary presumptive positive tests under review March 14, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Robert Long, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert.Long@maine.gov or (207) 287-9395 AUGUSTA — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) today announced a third presumptive positive test … Continue reading NEWS RELEASE: Maine CDC Reports Additional COVID-19 Results

Sen. Jeff Timberlake on Response to the Coronavirus

Maine Senate Republican Weekly Radio Address - 3/13/20 https://videopress.com/v/S3gsP3u5?preloadContent=metadata With the announcement that Maine now has its first case of the coronavirus, state government is taking steps to limit its spread. Hello, I am Assistant Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake of District 22. Yesterday, Governor Mills announced the steps that her administration is taking statewide, … Continue reading Sen. Jeff Timberlake on Response to the Coronavirus