Please download the general guidance checklist (for all industries), and your industry-specific checklist (if applicable), to identify best practices for safely operating your business during COVID-19. This includes restroom and public area cleanliness, disinfecting surfaces and equipment, and ensuring physical distancing. Please note these checklists may be updated as new information about COVID-19 or safe business practices emerge.
Checklists organized by reopening phase can be found at the archive page.
- Face Covering Executive Order FAQs (PDF)
- Guidance on Enforcing Face Covering Rules in Public Settings (PDF)
- Restarting Maine's Economy FAQs
- View All Open Businesses
Up-to-date checklists by sector:
COVID-19 Prevention Form
In order to open, businesses must commit to complying with requirements of these checklists by filling out this short online form. Please note that religious organizations and licensed health care providers are not required to use this form.
DECD has created badges–for businesses that have used the checklist and filled out the compliance form–to voluntarily post on their doors, website or social media channels to help instill consumer confidence in their operations.