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Maine’s economic fallout from coronavirus could be nation’s worst Press Herald

One study puts it at the top of the list for most vulnerable states, but economists say the coronavirus recession's impact will depend on the public health response and industries' adaptability to prolonged social distancing.

Portland adjusts non-essential business rules amid coronavirus, COVID-19 News Center Maine

Portland adjusts non-essential business rules amid coronavirus, COVID-19 The city of Portland initially forbid retail businesses from shipping orders or conducting curbside pick-up under its coronavirus emergency order. That has changed.

Morning Update - March 25 Heather Sanborn, Maine State Senator

A new Executive Order continues the previous order prohibiting more than 10 people gathering for non-essential reasons and mandating the closure of dine-in service at restaurants and bars. Take-out, curbside service, and home delivery of food and beverages are considered essential and are permitted to continue with appropriate social distancing precautions. With regard to food and beverage businesses, the rules in the state order and Portland order are the same: “All restaurants and bars shal

Feds extends low-cost loans for US aquaculture firms affected by Covid-19 Aquaculture North America

The U.S. Small Business Administration is extending some financial assistance to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely affected by the continuing spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).