Covid – Resource Page

In Partnership with the Retail Association:

 

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

 

RELEVANT BUSINESS REGULATIONS IN PLACE:

EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE WORKPLACE INFORMATION:

GOVERNOR MILLS’ ORDERS & PRESS RELEASES:

Local Municipal Actions / Information

National Resources

US CDC & OTHER FEDERAL RESOURCES

In Partnership with the U.S. Chamber:

Resources for Businesses

All employers should be implementing strategies to protect their workforce from the coronavirus while ensuring continuity of operations.

Created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, these guides are based on information provided by the CDC, to help employers and employees prepare for and address the impacts of the coronavirus.

Help for Small Businesses

CO— is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time.

Communications Toolkit

Find shareable resources, social media assets and guidance for members, employees, and customers in the Coronavirus Response Toolkit.

Additional CDC Resources

  • What You Should Know, Situation Updates
  • Travel Health Notices
  • Guidance for Businesses
  • The business community plays a vital role in combating outbreaks of viruses like the coronavirus. From developing life-saving antivirals to supporting global relief efforts to protecting their employees at home and abroad, businesses of all sizes and sectors are stepping up to address this crisis.

    What Business Is Doing

    View our corporate aid tracker for details on how businesses of all sizes and sectors are stepping up to combat the coronavirus. Corporate donations, both cash and in-kind, to support medical professionals and non-profits currently exceed $418 million.

    How You Can Help

    If you are a business that’s interested in learning how you can support relief efforts, contact U.S. Chamber Foundation Senior Director of Global Resilience Brooks Nelson.

In Partnership with the Maine Tourism Association:

Marketing Tips for Businesses During COVID-19:

 

·        Tap into local markets. Some people are canceling their travel plans out of state, so encourage locals to travel and have “stay-vacations” right in their home state or towns. Make sure to add these specials to our website (login link below) so we can share them on social media.

·        Offer visitors a discount if they postpone their stay rather than canceling.

·        Host online events if possible.

·        Create new plans or marketing strategies: Think of unique ways that you can help your community while keeping your business sustainable. For example- If you are a restaurant, maybe you start delivering meals or gear your marketing towards local take out for people who want to avoid crowds.

·        Social distancing: This is already one of the many reasons people travel to Maine. Use this in your marketing to your advantage.

·        Let customers know that you offer gift cards- especially if they can order them online.

·        Make sure you are letting your customers know that you and your staff are taking as many safety precautions as you can to ensure they feel safe when visiting your business.

·        Focus on the future/ Don’t stop marketing. When things begin to stabilize again, you’ll want to have made sure you have your marketing in place to keep moving forward.

·        Community: Talk with other local businesses to see how they are uniquely marketing and problem solving. There might be a chance for collaboration.

·        Stay calm and remember that this is temporary.

·        Staying educated on COVID-19 is very important. Do not believe everything you read online. Below are some helpful resources:

Here are some resources where you can find further information about the virus, government updates, and healthy travel practices:

List of healthy travel practices from the U.S. CDC. For printable flyers on this, go to: www.ustravel.org/toolkit/emergency-preparedness-and-response-coronavirus-covid-19

U.S. Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov/travel

Maine Center for Disease Control www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

  1. Travel Association www.ustravel.org/toolkit/emergency-preparedness-and-response-coronavirus-covid-19

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