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November 25, 2020

Home-delivered meals to support older Mainers and caregivers during the pandemic

The Mills Administration announced today that it will dedicate more than half a million dollars in Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) to extend home-delivered meals to older Mainers and caregivers, ensuring food and nutrition for Maine people staying home during the pandemic.

November 24, 2020

Governor Janet Mills today extended the State of Civil Emergency (PDF) through December 23, 2020. The Governor’s decision to extend the emergency is in line with nearly every other state in the nation which have ongoing emergency declarations, according to the National Governors Association.

November 24, 2020

As the virus surges, expert Economic Recovery Committee makes federal stimulus a high priority to sustain Maine people and businesses and set stage for future growth

Governor Janet Mills today welcomed the release of the final report of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee (PDF), which outlines eight strategies to sustain Maine people and grow the Maine economy in response to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 20, 2020

MaineHousing to Extend COVID-19 Rental Relief Program Through December

To support Maine families struggling economically because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Governor Janet Mills today announced she is dedicating an additional $6.2 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to Maine Housing’s COVID-19 Rental Relief Program. MaineHousing will extend the program through December for renters who cannot afford to pay their rent due to COVID-19.

November 20, 2020

Governor Janet Mills and Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development Heather Johnson announced today that the Mills Administration has begun distributing the second round of financial awards to Maine small businesses and non-profits through the Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program.

November 20, 2020

State to seek nation’s first floating offshore wind research array, located in the Gulf of Maine, to advance new technology in collaboration with Maine’s fishing industry

To solidify Maine’s leadership in floating offshore wind energy and collaborate with Maine’s fisheries on the industry’s development, Governor Janet Mills today announced the State’s plan to create the country’s first floating offshore wind research array in the Gulf of Maine.

November 20, 2020

More than 730 students in rural Maine will have access to highspeed broadband to support remote learning by the end of the year through the Governor’s ConnectKidsNow! Initiative

Governor Janet Mills announced today that her Administration has awarded $5.6 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) monies to fund the construction of permanent internet infrastructure that will bring high-speed broadband to more than 730 students across rural Maine.

November 19, 2020

Starting tomorrow, certain businesses statewide will close every day by 9:00 PM; Keep Maine Healthy Program Extended; Additional Walgreens Testing Sites Open

Following an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rates in the State of Maine, the Mills Administration today announced new measures to mitigate the spread of this deadly virus.

November 16, 2020

Governor Janet Mills today thanked Senior Advisor on Tribal Affairs Donna Loring for her service to the State of Maine. Loring, who has worked in the Governor’s Office since January of 2019, is leaving her position to pursue personal opportunities.

November 13, 2020

The Mills Administration announced that, effective Monday, November 16, 2020, Massachusetts is no longer exempt from Maine’s quarantine or negative test requirement. People coming here from Massachusetts must either quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative COVID-19 test with a sample taken no longer than 72 hours from arrival in Maine. This protocol applies to Maine residents returning from Massachusetts or another of the non-exempt states.