Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19)

Maine CDC is responding to the COVID‑19 pandemic, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.
We urge Maine people to practice good hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home as much as possible.

If you test positive: Please isolate immediately. Do not wait for a call from Maine CDC to isolate. You should stay in isolation until you meet the criteria to leave. If you had close contact with a positive case: Quarantine at home for 10 days from your last exposure to the positive case. You should stay in quarantine until you meet the criteria to leave.

Media Briefing Schedule Note: The COVID-19 media briefing on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, will take place at 1 PM.

Quick Links to Maine CDC COVID-19 Information

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COVID‑19 Basics

  • Take Every Precaution

    Take simple steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as:

    • Wear cloth face coverings when in public, when around people who don’t live in your household, and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others, including when you
      are outside.
    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Stay home as much
      as possible
  • Know the Symptoms

    Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or
      difficulty breathing
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Seek Medical Care if Needed

    If you are symptomatic or are a close contact to a COVID-19 case, you should be tested. You can find a a state sponsored test site near you on the Keep Maine Healthy testing page. Always call before you arrive to let them know you are coming.


Additional COVID-19 Resources

  • Governor Janet Mills

    Governor Mills' COVID-19 Website

    Read Governor Mills' press releases, executive orders and find out ways to help.


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    Resources in Multiple Languages

    Download tipsheets in Acoli | عربي| English | Français | Kreyòl Ayisyen | ខ្មែរ | Ikirundi | Lingala | Português | Soomaali | Español | Kiswahili | Tiếng Việt

  • Vials of covid-19 vaccine

    COVID-19 Vaccination in Maine

    Learn about Maine's COVID-19 vaccination distribution process. Vaccine information is available for the public and for healthcare providers.

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    U.S. CDC COVID-19

    Find more information about COVID-19 on U.S. CDC's website.


Latest News Conference

  • Maine CDC will host a media briefing at 2:00 PM every Tuesday and Thursday. This is subject to change. If the time changes, we will update this statement with a new time.

    Scheduling Note: The COVID-19 media briefing on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, will take place at 1 PM.

    Watch recordings of past press briefings.




Health Equity and COVID-19 Webinar Series

  • Maine DHHS is working to improve health equity and reduce disparities related to race and ethnicity, particularly disparities related to COVID-19. Maine DHHS is partnering with community colleagues to offer a series of monthly webinars focused on sharing creative solutions for working with Black, Indigenous and people of color with webinars on the third Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 AM, with webinars currently scheduled through April 2021.

    View a list of upcoming webinars and register to attend.