For veterans, check the VA's Public Health website regularly to view updates and information about how the agency is working for our nation's heroes during this time.
For small business owners, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration webpage for further guidance on accessing all resources. You can view the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak, which you can apply for HERE, as well as the Paycheck Protection Program.
If you are in need of guidance on where to find food, there are several resources:
All Social Security Administration field offices are closed, however, phone and online services remain available. More information here.
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations because of COVID-19, you can file an
claim through the state of Maine. unemployment insurance
The Maine Department of Labor has lots of information for workers and employers during COVID-19 available on their webpage.
Maine CDC has up-to-date information on state agency closures, number of COVID-19 cases in Maine, and general updates on the State's actions to combat this pandemic.
Maine Equal Justice has a great list of resources.
If you are a farmer, the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service; the Maine Organic Gardners and Farmers Association; and the Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets are all offering a variety of resources.
While Governor Janet Mills has ordered all nonessential businesses to close their physical locations, most agriculture businesses are considered essential and can stay open.
The Extension Service is offering Daily Maine Farmer online connection sessions to share information and keep our sense of community during this time.
Federal resources during COVID-19:
Health and Safety
Travel, Immigration, and Transportation
Money and Taxes
Scams and Fraud
Federal Building Status Updates and National Parks