The novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, a respiratory illness, is impacting many aspects of our lives in Maine and all over the world. We are dedicated to keeping you up to date on how the pandemic is affecting you and your neighbors in Bangor and all of eastern Maine.
Maine To Require Masks in Coastal Counties + Bangor, Brewer
Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday announced she will issue an executive order requiring large retail stores and restaurants in coastal counties as well as larger metropolitan areas -- including Brewer and Bangor and Lewiston and Auburn -- to enforce the state's face covering requirement.
Mills Exempts NY, NJ, Conn. from Maine's Quarantine, Testing Rule
Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday announced her administration would exempt residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from Maine's mandate of a 14-day quarantine or a negative COVID-19 test before visiting the state.
University of Maine System Releases Reopening Plan
The University of Maine System on Wednesday released its framework for a return to campus in the fall.
Coronavirus: More Mainers Test Positive For COVID-19
More Mainers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Anyone in Contact w/Houlton Ambulance Should Get Tested for COVID
The Maine CDC is urging anyone who has recently been in contact with members of the Houlton Ambulance crew to get tested for COVID-19.
Governor Mills Postpones Reopening of Indoor Service at Bars
Governor Janet Mills says indoor service at bars will not reopen on July 1st, as was originally planned.
How to Apply for Heating Assistance from Federal Pandemic Funds
MaineHousing has funds available now that could help low income residents fill their oil tanks, as part of the CARES Act.
City of Brewer Opens Playgrounds With a Few Restrictions
The Brewer Parks and Rec Department has opened up the playgrounds, but is also cautioning families about the risks of communal play.
Mills Opens Southern Maine Eateries, Relaxes Store Capacities
Governor Janet Mills has taken more steps toward reopening the state, including opening restaurants in Southern Maine and allowing more people into stores statewide.
T.J. Maxx, Marshalls Plan To Reopen Most Stores By June 30
Officials with T.J. Maxx and Marshalls announced Thursday they plan to reopen most of their stores by June 30.