April 4, 2020

Governor Janet Mills announced today that the President has approved her request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine, unlocking critical federal assistance for state agencies and municipalities in Maine.

April 3, 2020

Governor Janet Mills today issued an Executive Order mandating that travelers arriving in Maine, regardless of their state of residency, self-quarantine for 14 days to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

April 3, 2020


Governor Janet Mills and Maine’s Congressional Delegation today renewed their call for the Department of Defense to take action to protect the health of shipyard employees in response to a second diagnosis of a BIW employee with COVID-19:

April 1, 2020

Governor Janet Mills has issued an Executive Order (PDF) extending the State’s property tax exemption deadline.

April 1, 2020

Governor also requests federal funding under Title 32 for the Maine National Guard

March 31, 2020

Also orders a series of additional requirements to protect public health and safety in the face of COVID-19

Governor Janet Mills today issued a series of substantial new mandates to protect public health and safety in the face of COVID-19, including a Stay Healthy at Home directive that requires people living in Maine to stay at home at all times unless for an essential job or an essential personal reason, such as obtaining food, medicine, health care, or other necessary purposes.

March 30, 2020

Actions will accelerate benefits for personal care workers and residents who are home-bound

Governor Mills and Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Jeanne Lambrew announced today that the Administration is accelerating pay increases for personal care workers and expanding access to meals for older Mainers who are home-bound because of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

March 30, 2020

Order allows for greater flexibility to train workers online for critical jobs needed to address the effects of COVID-19

March 29, 2020

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) today reported the second and third deaths of individuals who tested positive for the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Janet Mills today confirmed that one of those individuals – a man in his 60s from Cumberland County – was a long-time employee of the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT). Governor Mills and MaineDOT Commissioner Bruce Van Note issued the following statements:

March 27, 2020

Governor Mills thanks Maine’s Congressional Delegation for their partnership to support Maine people

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement after the President signed the CARES Act, an emergency COVID-19 relief bill, into law: