Coronavirus Resources

Oxford County is now benefiting from the efforts of these folks who have worked diligently to provide cloth face coverings for healthcare facilities as a "last resort" recommendation from the USCDC. Over the past few months, they have sewn over 14,000 mask for facilities around the state, and now they have offered their skills and time to the municipalities and public safety workers throughout Oxford County. For more information, please follow the link above. Included on their site is the drop location at the Oxford County Courthouse for receipt of newly stitched masks.

Resources and information for individuals, businesses and healthcare on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Resources and information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) from Maine CDC.

The Maine State Emergency Operations Center is currently activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maine Responds is a partnership that integrates local, regional, and statewide volunteer resources to assist our public health and healthcare systems. It is part of a national initiative to train, coordinate, and mobilize volunteers during an emergency. Maine Responds coordinates verified, pre-credentialed public health, healthcare and emergency response volunteers into a single database that can coordinate the need for volunteers across county, regional, and state lines if needed.

A new resource to help those looking for ways to lend a hand and encourage more Maine people to target and utilize their skills, resources, and time safely and effectively. Here, you can find ways to donate to relief funds or trusted local nonprofits, contribute to the health care response, and safely support your local businesses and community organizations

Updated information and resources on the current status of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A virtual dashboard with current information on the status of Coronavirus infections, locations, etc.

A virtual dashboard with current information on the status of Coronavirus infections, locations, etc. specific to Maine.This information is derived from the Maine CDC and updated by the City of Bangor.

An alternative virtual dashboard with current information on the status of Coronavirus infections, locations, etc.

Current travel advisories from the US State Department on travel to countries with an outbreak of Coronavirus.

**Restarting Maine's Economy (Effective May 1, 2020)

Governor Mills' 4-stage plan to gradually and safely resume services affected by COVID-19.

Plan furthers IDEXX partnership to quadruple testing capacity in July, advances swab-and-send site development, and makes testing available to more people in Maine

Building on expanding capacity, the plan provides testing option as an alternative to Maine’s 14-day quarantine

The Mills administration has posted additional COVID-19 Prevention Checklists for businesses and activities to voluntarily resume on July 1 as part of stage 3 of the Administration's Restarting Maine's Economy Plan.

Resources For Individuals, Families & Students:

COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Page for Manufacturers.

COVID-19 has kids at home away from friends, classrooms, and their usual routines. NAMI Maine has put together some resources and activities that we hope will help families and loved ones come together for fun and learning during this time!

The Helpline is a safe and confidential mental health service for peers, law enforcement, professionals, friends and family members.

Tips and Information on how to prepare your household and family for COVID-19.

A free resource to get information about coronavirus/COVID-19 in Maine. Dial 2-1-1.

Food Map and list of food pantries.

Interactive Map

If your regular income recently changed, you and your family may now be income eligible for WIC benefits.

As families navigate the Coronavirus crisis, planning and preparing meals can be an incredible challenge in an already stressful time. Cooking Matters at Home offers ideas for how families can use what foods are available to create quick, family-friendly, low-cost meals.

Find resources about applying for Unemployment Compensation due to Coronavirus.

With BMV offices closed and many town offices closed to the public, find out how you can renew your driver's license, register your car and more online.

Coping with sheltering at home during COVID-19

If you, or someone you know, is dealing with feelings so big that you’re unsure about how to handle it, the Maine Crisis Hotline is here to listen.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Info on Social Isolation and Stress Management

Social Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Stress Management during an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Resources For Businesses and Municipalities:

Please download the general checklist (for all industries), and your industry-specific checklist, to identify best practices for safely operating your business during COVID-19. Please note these checklists may be updated as new information about COVID-19 or safe business practices emerge. New industry checklists will be distributed ahead of each staged opening to allow businesses to prepare.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Page for PPE and other resources

COVID-19 Coronavirus Resource Page for PPE and other resources

Taking care of business during the COVID-19 crisis in Maine

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources.

Interim guidance for business and employers as well as cleaning and disinfection recommendations.

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Maine.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources - COVID-19 Information for Agriculture and Food Businesses

To keep our agricultural producers, businesses, and service providers as up-to-date as possible on health and safety issues with the ongoing COVID-19 situation, DACF will maintain the most recent information and guidance from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and our federal and state partners.

Municipal, Workplace & Home Checklists and Guides:

Non-pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) are actions, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine, that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illnesses like pandemic influenza (flu).

This is to assist agencies, businesses, communities, and organizations in creating a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) that addresses the specific needs of a pandemic-type event, who either; do not have a current Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), or whose COOP does not adequately address pandemic-type events.

Resources on Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) from USCDC:

Get Ready for Pandemic Flu: Individuals and Households

Get Ready for Pandemic Flu: Educational Settings

Get Ready for Pandemic Flu: Workplace Settings

Get Ready for Pandemic Flu: Event Planners

Get Ready for Pandemic Flu: Community & Faith Based Organizations

Get Ready for Pandemic Flu: Health Communicators

Pan Flu Checklist: Workplace Administrators

Pan Flu Checklist: K-12 School Administrators

Pan Flu Checklist: Childcare Program Administrators

Pan Flu Checklist: Event Planners

Resources for First Responders & Public Safety:

Please use this form for departmental and organizational requests for PPEPLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THIS FORM TO FILL IT IN, THEN PLEASE SAVE IT AND EMAIL IT TO OUR OFFICE AS AN

Please click on this link and fill out the form to start the process of requesting hand sanitizer

Please use this form for departmental and organizational requests, save for PPE

Information and resources for Emergency Medical Services.

University of Washington, School of Public Health, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice This 45-minute course examines the effects that disasters, other emergencies, and stress in general can have on workers. It covers the stressors workers are likely to face, the various effects of these stressors, and individual and team resilience in disasters. Part of a three-course series on workforce resiliency, this course is appropriate for first responders, rescue workers, nurses, and public health professionals.

Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts This 2-hour training describes the stressors that response work may involve and possible consequences of stress. It equips responders with an arsenal of techniques for addressing and managing stress and heightening resilience. The training provides an in-depth look at the stress response within an individual, defines and describes compassion fatigue, explores individual and group resilience, and introduces Psychological First Aid and other methods and approaches to coping with stress and fostering resilience.