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). 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).

U.S. CDC updates its COVID-19 transmission map daily. Changes in federal data from day to day could affect each county's designation and recommendations on indoor mask use for specific counties. View affected Maine counties here.

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 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

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.