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 (PDF), or to seek medical treatment. Let your close contacts know about their exposure. If you had close contact with a positive case: Quarantine at home after your last exposure to the positive case. You should stay in quarantine until you meet the criteria to leave (PDF).

On February 25, 2022, the U.S. CDC revised the way it measures the risk of COVID-19 spread in each county. This new measurement shifts from measuring COVID-19 transmission to focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the community and healthcare system. View information on the U.S. CDC COVID-19 community levels here.


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COVID‑19 Basics

  • Take Every Precaution

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

    • Wear 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 state sponsored test site near you on the Maine.gov COVID-19 Testing page. Always call before you arrive to ensure they are offering the testing you are looking for. If you test positive and have symptoms, early treatment to prevent severe disease may be available to you. Learn more about treatment options and how to access medicines.

 

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.

 

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