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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.