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January 20, 2022

Maine becomes fourth state in the nation to surpass the vaccination milestone

Governor Janet Mills announced today that more than 50 percent of eligible Maine people have received a COVID-19 booster shot, making Maine the fourth state in the nation to achieve the milestone.

January 17, 2022

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

January 14, 2022

Following engagement with Maine’s hospitals, Governor Janet Mills announced today that the 169 members of the Maine National Guard she activated earlier this week will deploy to 16 health care facilities across the state beginning January 20, 2022.

January 12, 2022

In accordance with a directive of the President, Governor Janet Mills ordered the United States and the State of Maine flags be lowered statewide in honor of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tomorrow, Thursday, January 13, 2022, the day of his internment.

The text of the President’s Proclamation is below:

January 11, 2022

Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology’s unanimous vote to recommend the approval of attorney William Harwood of Yarmouth as the state’s Public Advocate. With today’s vote, the Maine State Senate will consider his nomination.

January 11, 2022

FEMA also approves Mills Administration’s request for two Federal COVID-19 Surge Response Teams for MaineHealth and Central Maine Medical Center

Governor Janet Mills announced today that she will activate up to an additional 169 members of the Maine National Guard to help alleviate short-term capacity constraints at hospitals and maintain access to inpatient health care for Maine people amid record-high COVID-19 hospitalizations.

January 7, 2022

“The best way to thank our health care workers – the best way to help relieve the burden on their shoulders – is to heed their advice: get vaccinated,” said Governor Mills

Portland, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills today toured the Emergency Department (ED) and a COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Maine Medical Center in Portland where she spoke with and thanked hospital staff for their tireless efforts to save the lives of Maine people during the pandemic.

January 7, 2022

With blizzard conditions in Washington County expected to cause icy roads and hazardous driving conditions, Governor Janet Mills has directed all State of Maine offices in Washington County to close today, Friday, January 7, 2022, effective immediately. State offices in all other areas of Maine remain open today consistent with normal operations.

January 7, 2022

Maine Department of Health and Human Services will distribute the tests to Walgreens pharmacies, schools, health care sites, and congregate care settings in January and February

January 5, 2022
Governor Janet Mills today swore in Andrew Butcher as the first President of the Maine Connectivity Authority. Butcher, of Portland, was unanimously confirmed for the position by the Maine State Senate today.