Resources related to COVID-19

COVID-19, the 2019 novel coronavirus, has had a significant impact on Maine businesses and workers. We know there are many concerns and want to be able to provide as much information as we can. Information you may be interested in can be found below. To receive Dept. of Labor updates directly, please follow the Maine Department of Labor on Facebook and Twitter.

More information can be found at https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/covid-19

If you wish to report a potential situation of non-compliance to the state guidance relating to COVID-19, you may report those details using this form. The information will be reviewed by the appropriate agency or agencies and responded to as needed.

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program serving thousands of Maine families. Services include:

  • Healthy foods, including fruits and veggies, milk, whole grains, infant foods and formula
  • Nutrition Education and Consultation
  • Breastfeeding Support, including breastfeeding supplies and weight checks
  • Referrals to other necessary services

Who can apply for the Maine WIC Nutrition Program?

WIC is open to anyone living in Maine, including migrants working in Maine.

Applicants can be any of the following categories:

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Women who are breastfeeding or had a baby in the last six months.
  • Infants and children up to the age of five, including adopted and foster children.
  • Fathers may apply for their children

Current household income and reduced income due to loss of employment are considered when applying.

For more information, visit: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/population-health/wic/

  • If you recently lost health insurance through your job, or even if you’ve been uninsured for a while, you may qualify for a free or low-cost health plan through MaineCare or the Health Insurance Marketplace. Some coverage options have deadlines to sign up, so don’t delay – learn more and find out if you qualify by visiting CoverME.gov.
  • Even if you plan to be back to work soon, it’s worth signing up now to make sure you’re covered for an unexpected illness or accident, doctor’s visits, prescriptions, and more.
  • During these challenging times, make health care coverage one less thing to worry about: visit CoverME.gov or call (800) 965-7476 for free, local help to find the affordable plan that’s right for you.
  • For more information on services from the Department of Health and Human Services, such as TANF and food supplement benefits, visit: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/programs-services

  • Need help paying rent or utilities? The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is now accepting applications! This program helps eligible renters affected by COVID-19. Learn more: mainehousing.org/covidrent  
  • To find other information about rent relief, fuel assistance, food supplement benefits, and other general assistance, please call 211 or visit 211maine.org.