Be Prepared

With an increasing number of coronavirus cases in the U.S., it’s up to all of us to prepare and educate ourselves about steps we can take to protect our families and communities. 

To help you and your family stay healthy, we have put coronavirus resources from the CDC, the State of Maine, and other organizations in one place. 
 

Stay Up to Date:

Maine Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus Update Page

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Situation Summary
 

Plan Ahead, Be Ready:

Take these simple steps to prevent contracting or spreading the virus:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

    • The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Make sure your household is prepared

Recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting

Frequently Asked Questions for Individuals and Families
 

For Employers:


Businesses deemed non-essential by the governor’s office have been asked to close. If your business is considered essential, there are serious steps you should be taking to protect your employees. 

CDC Guidance for businesses and employers

Governor’s Order to Close Non-Essential Businesses
 

Contact Us:


As always, my staff and I are here to assist you and connect you with resources and information. Please reach out to your nearest office with further questions:

  • Bangor: (207) 249-7400

  • Caribou: (207) 492-6009

  • Lewiston: (207) 241-6767