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LOCAL UPDATES
Please read the latest updates based on news from our state and city officials. 

April 29, 2020:  Executive STAY AT HOME Order 49 (Download PDF)
• Arabic:  Download PDF
• French:  Download PDF
• Haitian Creole:  Download PDF
• Portuguese:  Download PDF
• Somali:  Download PDF
• Spanish:  Download PDF

April 17, 2020:
World Health Organization (WHO) on Burial practices:  Download PDF
• Maine Muslim Communities Burial Practices:  Download PDF
• Letter to Funeral Practitioners: Download PDF

April 6, 2020:  Executive STAY AT HOME Order (Download PDF or JPG)
 • Arabic:  Download PDF or JPG
 • French:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Portuguese:  AUDIO or Download PDF or JPG
 • Somali:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Spanish:  AUDIO or Download PDF or JPG

March 30, 2020
(Download PDF)
 • Arabic:  AUDIO
 • French:  AUDIO
 • Lingala:  AUDIO
 • Portuguese:  AUDIO
 • Somali:  AUDIO
 • Spanish:  AUDIO
 • Swahili:  AUDIO

March 25, 2020 (Download PDF)
 • Arabic:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Azerbaijani:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Dari:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Farsi:  Download PDF or JPG
 • French: Watch VIDEO or Download PDF or JPG
 • Hindi:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Khmer:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Kinyarwanda:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Lingala:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Pashto:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Portuguese:  Watch VIDEO or Download PDF or JPG
 • Russian:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Serbo-Croatian:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Somali:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Spanish:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Swahili:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Telugu:  Download PDF or JPG
 • Vietnamese:  Download PDF or JPG

March 24, 2020 (Download PDF)

Share Facts About COVID-19

In an effort to keep our multi-cultural neighbors informed about COVID-19, please download and share these facts (PDF format), provided by the CDC, available in the following translations:

Arabic:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Azerbaijani:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Dari: Download a PDF or a JPG
English:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Farsi:  Download a PDF or a JPG
French:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Hindi: Download a PDF or a JPG
Khmer:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Kinyarwanda:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Lingala:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Pashto:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Portuguese:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Russian:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Serbo-Croatian:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Somali:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Spanish:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Swahili:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Telugu:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Vietnamese:  Download a PDF or a JPG

Stop the Spread

Arabic:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Dari:  Download a PDF or a JPG
English:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Farsi:  Download a PDF or a JPG
French:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Oromo:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Pashto:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Portuguese:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Russian:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Somali:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Swahili:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Tigrinya:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Ukrainian:  Download a PDF or a JPG

COVID-19 DOs & DONTs: Download PDF or JPG

Self-isolate

Arabic:  Download a PDF or a JPG
English:  Download a PDF or a JPG
French:  Download a PDF or a JPG
Portuguese:  Download a PDF or a JPG

Quarantine, Isolation and Social Distancing

Arabic
English
French
Kinya
Lingala
Portuguese
Somali
Swahili

Access Medical Help

• Arabic: Download PDF or JPG
• French: Download PDF or JPG
• Portuguese: Download PDF or JPG
• Somali: Download PDF or JPG
• Spanish: Download PDF or JPG

Testing at Central Maine Medical Center

English
French
Lingala
Somali

Contact Tracing

• Arabic: Download PDF or JPG
• English: Download PDF or JPG
• French: Download PDF or JPG
• Portuguese: Download PDF or JPG
• Somali: Download PDF or JPG
• Spanish: Download PDF or JPG

Mental Health Tips for Dealing with Crisis

English:  Download JPG
Portuguese:  Download JPG
Spanish:  Download JPG

Audio Resources: Hear the Facts

Arabic
French
Lingala
Somali
Spanish
Swahili

Video Resources

Watch in Somali:

“What’s New at MMC with COVID-19” informational videos

Resources for Parents

Arabic:  Download PDF
English:  Download PDF
French:  Download PDF
Khmer::  Download PDF
Lingala:  Download PDF
Portuguese:  Download PDF
Somali:  Download PDF
Spanish:  Download PDF

Additional Resources

City of Portland
City of Lewiston
DHHS
MainersTogether.com
Maine CDC
Switchboard
US CDC translated documents

A Storybook for Children: My Hero is You (with link to translations)

Food Pantries

Androscoggin County
Cumberland County

Filing for Maine Unemployment

Arabic
Azerbaijani
Dari
English
Farsi
French
Khmer
Kinyarwanda
Lingala
Pashto
Portuguese
Russian
Serbo-Croatian
Somali
Spanish
Swahili
Vietnamese

Labor Laws Relating to COVID-19

Arabic
English
Farsi
French
Haitian-Creole
Khmer
Kinyarwanda
Portuguese
Somali
Spanish

Banking Safety

Arabic
English
French

Maine Courthouse Notices

Arabic
Chinese (Mandarin)
English
French
Portuguese
Russian
Somali
Spanish
Vietnamese

Office for Family Independence

Arabic
English
French
Portuguese
Somali
Spanish

Know Your Rights

Arabic:  Download PDF
English:  Download PDF
Farsi:  Download PDF
French:  Download PDF
Russian:  Download PDF
Spanish:  Download PDF
Swahili:  Download PDF

Resources for Renters in Maine

COVID-19 Maine Eviction & Rental Housing Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Evictions in Maine

If you are not protected by the emergency policies, it’s important to remember that your landlord cannot evict you without first bringing you to court. While Courts in Maine are temporarily closed until May 15th, landlords can still start the eviction process before this date, and they may also petition the Courts to be able to complete the process even before May 15thContact Pine Tree Legal for help with the court process. 
 

Legal Assistance

If you cannot get help from Pine Tree due to your immigration status — for example, if you are undocumented or if you are seeking asylum — then you may contact Maine Equal Justice at 207-626-7058 x205 (leave a message and someone will get back to you)