Be Informed:

Updated confirmed cases in Maine: www.maine.gov/dhhs/coronavirus

General CV information www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Travel ban information: www.nc.cdc.gov/travel

Testing information: https://files.constantcontact.com/143ee15f001/3b09ba84-ec95-422b-a886-3c1fec88ec73.pdf

Health Information for the Elderly: https://www.smaaa.org/covid19.html

If you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19, call your healthcare provider, who will determine whether you should be tested and, as appropriate, submit a sample for testing. You can also call Maine CDC at 1-800-821-5821

Financial and Unemployment Resources: 

  • Full resource page on unemployment here

Serve Your Community:

  • LB X ER Donate to feed the frontline healthcare workers at Maine Medical Center 

  • Full Plates Potential: Donate to help children eat who rely on school lunches for nourishment! https://www.fullplates.org

  • Mainers Together https://mainerstogether.com/ 

  • Helping our home-bound neighbors: https://portlandareavillages.org

  • Through the COVID-19 Community Care Fund  Maine initiatives is raising funds to make rapid-response grants to the grassroots organizations led by and advocating for those folks who are most at risk in this crisis: indigenous, black and immigrant folks; working class, low income, and poor people; and those that are too often pushed to the margins through incarceration, homelessness, disability, etc. These organizations are our grantee partners. We trust them to lead us in this moment. And they require urgent community support.

  • A responsive and effective resource to support the effort to get food and basic supplies to people in low-income communities:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/peoplesfund?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR3q0nDsCKNTXDhNCrM8kJf6ugCoEOzulOem-KhCvUspntELH9p4sR1rOkM

Volunteers are welcome in all capacities. Stacy Perez and Nancy Valmond, MIO staff and volunteer, are both part of the cooperative committee making decisions about how donated funds are used.

Practice Whole Health for Mind/Body/Spirit:

Health resiliency suggestions: It’s better to enhance your resilience to infection through healthy foods and exercise rather than to generally “boost your immune system,” especially if prone to inflammatory conditions such as chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis. 

Family Support:

 

Inspiration:

Connection:

  • Thinking of you, calls, texts and letters
  • Group FaceTime calls, Zoom or Skype calls
  • Create shared playlists on Spotify with your loved ones
  • Virtual dance parties with friends
  • Build a fort
  • Card games
  • Poetry