A message from Governor Janet Mills
Time and again, Maine people have risen to the challenges put in front of us. We have survived blizzards, ice storms, depressions, booms and busts. We’ve suffered loss — as a state and as families. We have conquered them because we are a strong, resilient people – borne of the western foothills; the northern potato fields; the bold, rocky coasts; and the tall, pine forests. We have been lifted up by the courage, conviction and resilience that comes from loving a place and its people. Let us continue to prepare, take every precaution, remain both careful and compassionate. We will get through this.
- June 14: To help Maine's economy, the Mills Administration announced a "back to work" bonus for Maine people who return to full-time employment.
- June 11: Governor Janet Mills announced that Maine's civil state of emergency will end on June 30.
- May 25: Governor Janet Mills announced that Maine has delivered at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine to more than 70 percent of Maine people eligible to receive it.
Introducing Maine's Don't Miss Your Shot: Vaccinationland Sweepstakes, a statewide COVID-19 vaccination incentive program that will reward one vaccinated winner with $1 for every person vaccinated in Maine by July 4. Available for those 12 and older. Registration required.
Maine’s COVID-19 Response
See the latest news releases, radio addresses, executive orders from Gov. Janet Mills, as well as a timeline of the administration's response to COVID-19.
Maine CDC Updates
Maine CDC updates COVID-19 case data every day. Dr. Nirav Shah, Maine CDC director, holds live public briefings multiple times per week. Watch here or visit MainePublic on YouTube to view past briefings.
Maine residents age 12+ are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Find a vaccination site or call the Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111.
All people age 12 and over are now eligible for vaccination.
For more about vaccination in Maine, visit our vaccine website.
Where to get vaccinated
Many vaccination sites in Maine no longer require an appointment, and a mobile vaccination clinic may be coming to a community near you. Find a vaccination site or call the Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111 for more.
Maine's online vaccine data dashboard updates daily with doses administered statewide, by county, and by age, gender, and race/ethnicity. View the dashboard.
For more about approved COVID-19 vaccines, Maine's vaccine supply, or about vaccine eligibility or scheduling your appointment, please visit our Vaccine FAQs.
Travel and Visitor Information
If you are traveling, or planning to travel, to Maine, please consult these FAQs.
Maine no longer requires testing or quarantine for travelers to the state. Read the FAQ for travel and visitors for more.
Maine no longer requires masks in most settings. U.S. CDC guidance recommends people age 5 and older wear masks at indoor public settings until they are fully vaccinated.
For details on wearing a mask in Maine, please read these FAQs.
Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings
Maine has lifted capacity limits and physical distancing requirements for public indoor and outdoor gatherings.
For more on keeping yourself and your loved ones healthy, visit the Maine CDC.
Know the symptoms
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, shortness of breath, and lower respiratory distress, and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. If you, or someone you know, is exhibiting these symptoms, contact your medical provider.
Stay 6 feet away from other people. Wear a face covering in public settings. Wash your hands often, and for at least 20 seconds. Cover all coughs and sneezes.
The state allows anyone over the age of 12 months to receive a test without an physician order (PDF). It remains advised to contact your medical provider to determine whether you should be tested. Find your nearest testing location.
Supporting Maine People and Families
Employment and Workforce Resources
Arrange for child care
Licensed child care is available. To find options near you, follow this guidance (PDF). If you need help to afford child care, visit the Child Care Subsidy Program. For updates on child care in Maine, visit the visit the DHHS Office of Child and Family Services.
The Department of Health and Human Services administers assistance programs for Mainers harmed by COVID-19, which support food security, health care, emergency benefits and more. To learn more and apply, visit MyMaineConnection.
Support for Maine Employers
Business questions about COVID-19 programs? Email email@example.com.
Back-to-Work Employer Grants
To help support Maine’s economy, especially during the busy summer season, the Back-to-Work Employer Grant Program offers grants to businesses to pay as hiring bonuses to qualifying new employees.
Eligible businesses will receive a $1,500 one-time grant for each qualifying employee with a start date in June 2021, and a $1,000 one-time grant for each qualifying employee with a start date in July 2021.
For details and FAQs, please visit the program's website.
The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development has updated its guidance for businesses about safely operating to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan
Governor Mills has announced the Maine Jobs & Recovery Act, her Administration's plan for using $1.13 billion to support economic recovery and infrastructure revitalization. Read the plan on its website.
Support for Students and Families
The Maine Department of Education, in collaboration with public health experts, created this framework for safely reopening Maine schools. The Department has also launched a dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in Maine schools, available here.
University of Maine
The University of Maine System is updating its operations, policies and resources for students, faculty staff and families affected by COVID-19.
For parents and families
The Department of Education is compiling important advice and resources about talking with children about COVID-19, and coping with family stress and anxiety.
Use social media to connect with your friends, family and community, and follow Maine officials and agencies that are delivering important and timely COVID-19 information. Find who to follow here.