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.

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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.

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Maine’s COVID-19 Response

See the latest news releases, radio addressesexecutive 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

Get Vaccinated

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

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.

Vaccination data

Maine's online vaccine data dashboard updates daily with doses administered statewide, by county, and by age, gender, and race/ethnicity. View the dashboard.

Vaccine FAQ

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.

Travel policy

Maine no longer requires testing or quarantine for travelers to the state. Read the FAQ for travel and visitors for more.

 

Face coverings

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.

COVID-19 Prevention

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.  

 

Take precautions

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.

COVID-19 testing

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

Manage unemployment benefits and explore workforce and training resources around the state. For questions, contact the Department of Labor.

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.

General assistance

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.

Find Help

If you or your loved ones need assistance during this time, please call 211, search for resources on 211maine.org, email info@211maine.org, or text your ZIP code to 898-211 for a response. All inquiries are free and confidential.

Support for Maine Employers

Business questions about COVID-19 programs? Email business.answers@maine.gov.

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.

 

COVID-19 Guidance

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

K-12 Response

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.

Get Involved

Stay Connected

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.

Maine Ready

A portal for volunteer opportunities in Maine that meet critical needs.

Maine Responds

Maine people with medical or public health experience are asked to register here in case their skills are needed.