Coronavirus Updates & Resources

Recent State, National Updates


Gov. Mills Extends Civil Emergency Another 30 Days (Aug. 6, 2020) - https://bit.ly/31Fobd9


Maine Schools Get Green Light for Fall Opening (July 31, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2XhoSYq


Mills Administration Offers $4 million for Keep ME Healthy funding program’s second round (July 21, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2OG0vPw


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


Gov. Mills Strengthens Face Covering Requirement (July 9, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3iJ1goN


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


Maine CDC Offers COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Municipalities (June 19, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2YQ4KfZ


Webinar Available: Maine CDC Explains Keep ME Healthy Project (June 17, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3d7Abrv


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


Keep ME Healthy: Municipal Grant Program Announced (June 10, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3hgkeSU and https://bit.ly/2YjmwIt


Governor Issues Executive Order on Elections, Town Meetings (June 3, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2XuzHqN


Maine Law Enforcement Organizations Mourn Floyd Death, Express Outrage at Brutality (June 3, 2020) – https://bit.ly/2ACj6rQ


COVID-19 Weekly Update from MMA (May 29, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2ApKuJu


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


State Releases Revenue Report (May 19, 2020) – https://bit.ly/2WMceAR


Numbers to Watch: Important Coronavirus Statistics (May 19, 2020) – https://bit.ly/2WMYS7I


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


Gov. Mills Names Recovery Committee, with Three Municipal Representatives (May 7, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3cdMfYw


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


Gov. Mills Mandates Face Coverings (April 30, 2020) - https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governor-mills-extends-maines-stay-home-order-2020-04-30


Mills: Drop in State Revenues Hard to Calculate Amid Pandemic (April 27, 2020) – https://www.pressherald.com/2020/04/27/state-budget-crisis-looms-in-maine-as-pandemic-rages/


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


MMA Announces How Coronavirus Will Affect Operations, Force Changes, through April 30, 2020 – https://memun.org/Articles/Article-View/ArticleId/13004/MMA-Statement-on-Coronavirus-Operations-Impact-Changes


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


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


CDC Poster on Preventing Coronavirus Spread (March 11, 2020) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html

MMA Legal, Technical and Other Resources


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

U.S. CDC Offers Guidance about Public Beaches (June 23, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2YsubFF


Secretary of State Election Webinar on June 18, this Thursday (June 16, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2AFFTDH


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


Important Checklists Offered for Reopening Municipal Buildings, Holding Large Gatherings (May 21, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3g9qyuR


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 


MMA Guidance for Planning Boards, BOA, re: COVID-19 (May 12, 2020) - https://bit.ly/3btF3Gm


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


State Local Roads Funding May Impact Municipal Budgets (May 1, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2KSjOTL


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 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


Suggested Considerations for Post-Coronavirus Public Building Remediation (April 3, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2wZt8Sz


From Our Members


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


Town of Eliot's Reopening Plan (May 14, 2020) - https://bit.ly/2WupWYX 


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



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