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.

Get Vaccinated

Vaccination is the most effective way to protect you and your family from COVID-19. Vaccines are free and are available without needing an appointment.

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Current U.S. CDC Face Covering Recommendations for Maine

The U.S. CDC is recommending that people in the following Maine counties wear face coverings in public indoor settings: 

Hancock
Somerset
Waldo

Per updated guidance, persons in counties with “substantial” or “high” levels of COVID-19 community transmission are advised to wear face coverings in public indoor settings. U.S.CDC updates information daily, which will be updated here. 

View Complete Maine County Data From U.S. CDC

Latest News

Maine CDC Updates 

See the latest COVID-19 case data on the Maine CDC website. Replays of public briefings are available on YouTube.

COVID-19 Vaccination

All people age 12 and over are now eligible for vaccination.

Vaccination remains the most effective way to protect you and your family against COVID-19. For more about vaccination in Maine, visit our vaccine website.

Where to get vaccinated

Vaccines are free and many vaccination sites in Maine no longer require an appointment. 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 is following U.S. CDC guidance on face coverings. For counties in Maine where face coverings are currently recommended in public indoor settings, please consult this map from U.S. CDC.

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

Follow U.S. CDC recommendations for wearing face coverings in public settings. Wash your hands often, and for at least 20 seconds. Cover all coughs and sneezes.

COVID-19 testing

Free testing for COVID-19 is widely available in Maine.
 

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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, please call 211, search for resources on 211maine.org, email info@211maine.org. 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.

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.

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.