Resources for Community Leaders

Municipal managers, elected officials and the leaders of nonprofits and community groups are on the frontlines making the hard decisions about how to best protect their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This page provides resources and data that may be helpful to community leaders in our region.

Resources for ensuring food access for people with limited income

The Cumberland County Food Security Council has created a website that provides updated schedules for the region’s food banks and food pantries, information on school meals programs in the region (such as Portland Public Schools pickup locations) and also updates from Preble Street, Opportunity Alliance, Midcoast Hunger Program, Wayside Food Programs, Good Shephard Food Bank, Standish Food Pantry and the Locker Room.

Full list of municipal closures in the Greater Portland and the Lakes Region

Here is a link to an Excel matrix on COVID-19 closures as of noon on Thursday 3/19/20. This list will be updated.

Maine Center for Disease Control

Latest developments on COVID-19 in Maine, including testing data, travel advisories and FAQs

City of Portland

COVUD-19 information

COVID-19 cases by county

Track Maine coronavirus cases by county in this interactive map

On-line meeting guidelines for municipalities

Maine has a new state law that allows municipals to have on-line public meetings using remote conferencing services, such as Zoom. The meeting must meet 4 conditions. Click here for guidelines for providing notice and running the meetings.

Maine Municipal Association

Weekly updates for cities and towns on COVID-19

COVID-19 Impact Planning Reports

Interactive HTML infographics for impact planning in Cumberland County and GPCOG/PACTS communities (linked below)