State of Maine Resources

Drew Sigfridson, SIOR  /   March 20, 2020

State of Maine Resources:



On March 17, Governor Mills and the Legislature enacted bipartisan legislation to increase flexibility in Maine’s unemployment benefits program. It expands eligibility for benefits to people who are affected by COVID-19 but have not lost their job. The full text of the legislation can be found here.

FAQ: Unemployment Insurance FAQs Regarding COVID-19 document

To file for unemployment benefits, visit

For Employer Services for Unemployment click here.

For Unemployment Insurance FAQs click here


Maine’s Leave Laws:

Leave laws that may apply to people affected by COVID-19 documentation


Maine Governor Janet Mills:

For the Office of Governor Mills click here.

View Executive Order here. A full list of essential businesses is featured on page 2 of the Executive Order.


Maine Department of Economic and Community Development:

For the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development click here.

Employers are encouraged to go online for resources, but can also call 1-800-872-3838 in Maine and 1-800-541-5872 outside Maine or email