US CDC health information on COVID-19

This is the official US Centers for Disease Control website, and has the most accurate information on COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus. Information you might hear or read that is different from this may be false, and potentially dangerous.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Communication Services for Deaf official CDC information on COVID-19

This is the official US CDC information about COVID-19 presented in American Sign Language.

https://www.csd.org/coronavirus/

Maine CDC information related to COVID-19 in Maine

This is the official Maine Center for Disease Control website, and has the most accurate information on COVID-19 also known as Coronavirus impacting the state of maine. Information you might hear or read that is different from this may be false, and potentially dangerous.

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

 

Safe deliveries for seniors, people with disabilities or compromised immune systems

This is a printable list of best practices if you are helping a fellow resident, family member or other person who may be in a high risk category if they contract COVID-19.  This is for delivery of food, supplies and medications.

https://files.constantcontact.com/674996b4701/cdbe6d62-5019-48e2-a5b0-2cb39e9c08a1.pdf

 

Resource list related to Coronavirus from Maine Governor Janet Mills

The office of Maine Governor Janet Mills has created a web page specific to resource in Maine related to COVID-19.

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/covid-19/maine-helps

 

Maine Council on Aging Coronavirus resources by municipality

This is a list of local community efforts (grocery shopping, pharmacy pick up, and daily check-in calls with older people who are not able to get out during this crisis) so you can easily find the services older people need during this crisis.

http://mainecouncilonaging.org/covid_19_local_community_efforts/

 

Emotional Support

This is a new, free, statewide emotional support helpline, open 24/7 for anyone feeling stressed with what is happening manned by trained mental health staff.  You can call and talk in confidence any time.   (866) 342-6892

 

CARES Act recovery rebate, aka stimulus checks

Because the IRS will handle the disbursement of funds from the CARES Act, each eligible adult (adults with a work eligible Social Security Number whether working, retired or disabled but not a dependent of another tax payer) should file a 2019 Federal tax return even if income is $0 to assure they receive a rebate. 

If you have not filed a Federal tax return for 2018 or 2019 you can either do so using a regular tax form (such as 1040EZ) or file directly with the IRS using their free, easy and secure online form.  https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free

To get a paper Federal tax form call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.  If you choose to file using paper and choose not to have direct deposit to your bank, please be aware receiving a rebate will likely take much longer.

 

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