Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Recent State, National Updates


COVID Triggers Earlier Closing Times (Nov. 20, 2020) - https://bit.ly/396LoKB


Maine Quarantine Requirement Extended to Massachusetts (Nov. 13, 2020) – https://bit.ly/3puqYR8


FAQ Clarifying Mandatory Mask Requirements (Nov. 9, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3njWpMv


Community Sports Coronavirus Checklist Updated (Nov. 6, 2020) - https://www.maine.gov/decd/checklists/community-sports


Governor Strengthens Face Mask Requirements (Nov. 5, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2Gxj5ch


Mills Tightens Restrictions, Extends Municipal Program (Nov. 1, 2020) - https://bit.ly/35YgiBo


Gov. Mills Updates Reopening Plan, Requires Masks in Municipal Buildings (Oct. 6, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2Sy6EiM


Additional COVID funds for Maine schools (Sept. 23, 2020) - https://bit.ly/360m0V3


Mills Announces Maine Economic Recovery Program: Phase Two (Sept. 22, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3mK5Nt2


Sanford Passes Emergency Mask Ordinance (Sept. 11, 2020) – https://bit.ly/32kW4l1


Governor Issues Order on November 2020 Election (Aug. 27, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3hCposf


Gov. Mills’ Program Offers Small Business Aid (Aug. 21, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3l5xmfF


Mills Administration Announces Keep ME Healthy Second Round Grant Recipients (Aug. 11, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3iw7Uho


State Announces ‘Swab and Send’ Program (July 15, 2020) - https://bit.ly/38Yv1gU


Joint Statement for First Responders on Universal Masking (July 2, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2YTy7zk


State, MMA Provide Important Elections & Town Meeting Guidance (June 15, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2zxJlj4


U.S. CDC Unveils Reopening Guidelines (May 20, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2ToXFBb


Bipartisan U.S. Senate Group Backs Municipal Aid SMART Act (May 18, 2020) – https://bit.ly/2ycEza6


Gov. Mills Announces Major IDEXX Testing Expansion (May 7, 2020) – https://bit.ly/2WCmhqR


Maine Congressional Delegation Backs Federal Support to Local, State Governments (May 5, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2SDJhVr


MMA Compiles Survey Results on Projected Revenue Losses (April 24, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3eHFEqZ


MEMA Offers Valuable Municipal Resource Advice (April 13, 2020) -  https://bit.ly/2V5aa6l


State Agencies: Here’s How to Have Fun, and Stay Safe, Outside (March 26, 2020) - https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEDACF/bulletins/2834af5


Virus Prompts Plastic Bag Ban Delay in Maine (March 24, 2020) – https://bit.ly/3dq2gLZ


Maine DEP Reminds People What NOT to Flush (March 23, 2020) – https://memun.org/Articles/Article-View/ArticleId/13027/Maine-DEP-Reminds-People-What-NOT-to-Flush


State Activates 211 Coronavirus Information Line (March 12, 2020) - https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/press-release.shtml?id=2218094


Health Care Guidance, Maine Municipal Employees Health Trust


CDC Posters and Resources on Preventing Coronavirus Spread (September 17, 2020) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html


Poison Control Center Fact Sheet on Household Cleaning Products (April 29, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2VRWcFr


MMEHT Coronavirus Information & Frequently Asked Questions - https://www.mmeht.org/coronavirus/


CDC Videos Offer Advice on Protecting Older Citizens (March 17, 2020) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/videos.html

MMA Legal, Technical and Other Resources


Maine Attorney General, DHHS Clarify Stronger Mask Rules (Nov. 24, 2020) - https://bit.ly/33fSnNj


FDA: Flu Shot More Important Than Ever (Nov. 18, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3lI6qTe


MMA Legal Services Updates Election, Town Meeting Guidance (Nov. 6, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3iXJjBT


Maine Secretary of State’s Provides Nov. 3 Election Guidance (Oct. 8, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3nvLoZm


U.S. Treasury’s Office of Inspector General Clarifies Coronavirus Relief Fund Details (Sept. 22, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3mJaDqI


MMA Coronavirus Video Training Resources (Sept. 11, 2020) - https://memun.org/Member-Center/Video-Training-Library


Legal Guidance: The Coronavirus and Planning Boards and Boards of Appeals (Updated August 27, 2020)- https://bit.ly/2Qy9svb


New COVID Material: Keep It Maine (Aug. 25, 2020) -
https://bit.ly/3aSzeno


US Department of Labor Guidance on Paid Leave Benefits (July 1, 2020) - https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic


MMA Legal Services Department Offers Updated Guidance on Stage 2 Reopening (June 8, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2yD5dcw


NLC Toolkit for Safe Municipal Reopening (June 2, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2yVzbbM


Legal Guidance on Excise, Property Tax Executive Order (May 27, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2AcWaPQ


Why Municipal Stimulus Matters (May 15, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2Z4In8j


MMA Legal: Updated Guidance on Remote Meeting Participation (May 14, 2020) – https://memun.org/Documents?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=13657 


FEMA Guide on COVID-19 Public Assistance Reimbursement (May 6, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2W9Dhpx


Maine DHHS: GA Guidance during COVID Emergency (April 28, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2KEIBdR


COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (April 27, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3aGeUUx


FEMA Tutorial on Contracts During Emergency (April 23, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2KvLRse


MMA Posts Official Zoom Tutorial to Avoid ‘Bombing’ (April 16, 2020) -
https://memun.org/Articles/Article-View/ArticleId/13116/Official-Zoom-Tutorial-to-Avoid-Bombing


MMA Video Message: We’re Here During Trying Times for Members (April 15, 2020) –
https://memun.org/Coronavirus-Resources/A-Message-from-MMA-Were-Here-for-You


State Offers Guidance on Farmers Markets (March 30, 2020) -
https://www.maine.gov/dacf/covid19/docs/farmersmarket-guidance.pdf


Employer Guidance, Financial Updates


Maine Department of Labor Guidance for Laid Off Workers (Sept. 30, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2SeSxid


Maine Department of Labor Offers Unemployment Fraud Poster (June 3, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2U917jX


COVID-19 Bureau of Unemployment Compensation Information (April 7, 2020) - https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/


COVID-19 Bureau of Unemployment Compensation Frequently Asked Questions (April 7, 2020) - https://www.maine.gov/labor/docs/2020/covid19/covidfaqandui.pdf


From Our Members

Southern York County Video Promotes COVID Precautions, Boosts Businesses (Aug. 17, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2DZEKsg


Greater Bangor says: Mask Up! (July 8, 2020) - https://chlb.me/mask-up-for-me/


City of Saco’s Guide to Digital Public Meetings (April 2, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2JA3DtS



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