Here are tools and resources to help service providers across Northern New England plan and respond to COVID-19.

Please check back regularly, as we will update as more information is available! 

General Resources & Links

For the most up to date recommendations from CDC and State please visit the sites below:

Federal CDC Website 

White House Task Force:

Please scroll down to the end of this page for State Specific resources

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA 2019 Novel Coronavirus website

OSHA Guidance on Returning to Work (6/2020)

World Health Organization

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak

Social Stigma associated with COVID-19

The COVID-19 risk communication package for healthcare facilities

Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers from the CDC


Department of Health & Human Services
Face Coverings for Organizations and Businesses
To help limit the spread of COVID-19, HHS and FEMA are offering cloth face coverings at no cost to community-based organizations. The face coverings, produced and delivered in partnership with the United States Postal Service and the National Council of Textile Organizations, are being made available to community-based organizations at no cost (and while supplies last).
Click here to read more


FrameWorks Institute

Framing COVID-19


Center for Community Investment

Reimagining Strategy in Context of the COVID-19 Crisis: A Triage Tool


Alzheimer’s Association

Emergency Preparedness: Caring for persons living with dementia in a long-term or community-based care setting


National Council on Aging

Encouraging older adults to stay active and safe during the coronavirus pandemic

Community-Based Organizations Struggle to Meet Shifting Needs of Older Adults During COVID-19


Advancing States

Addressing Social Isolation for Older Adults During the COVID-19 Crisis (updated 5/11/20)


National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Examples from the Field


U.S. Census

Census 2020 & Covid-19: Impact on the Census


National Rural Health Association

Covid-19 Resources Website


Additional Resources

Technical Brief: Protecting Health From Hot Weather During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Compassionate Manager: A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to Managing in the Era of Covid-19

Serving Diverse Elders: Strategies for Meaningful Inclusion in Service Planning and Delivery


Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging

Finding Balance During Covid-19
Webinar Hosted by Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging
View the recorded webinar and presentation materials here

Northern New England Response to Covid-19
Webinar Hosted by Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging
View the recorded webinar and presentation materials here

Engaging Community Food Sources During Covid-19
Webinar Hosted by Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging
View the recorded webinar and presentation materials here

Resiliency & Recovery Conversation Series
Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging invites you to join our new “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” Series. As we look to reopening our states, we welcome you to join us to discuss what that may look like for different communities, initiatives, and service providers across northern New England. During this time of uncertainty of Covid-19, coming together to help each other work through the challenges is more important than ever. Join us to share your successes, challenges, ask questions and learn together!
Click here to register and learn more about upcoming conversations 

Care Partners

Municipalities & Communities

Additional Resources

Staying Connected During Covid-19

Volunteer Guidance on Safe Deliveries (COVID-19)

Weekly AARP Tele-Town Halls

HealthCentric Advisors (QIN-QIO): Coronavirus: Sharing the latest news & resources

Clark Insurance: Returning to Work During COVID-19 & Resources

LeadingAge: Coronavirus Resouces

Maine Equal Justice: Helpful COVID-19 Resources for low income 

Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine: Food resources (updated daily)

Telecommunication Resources for Individuals with Hearing Loss 

Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition: Resources for New Mainers

Plain Language Information

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Tips to stay on top of your finances during the coronavirus pandemic 

Be PREPARED: Take Control: We are all in this together. You can do your part by making a plan. This plan can help you, your family, friends, and your medical providers. Click here to read more

COVID CONVERSATIONS | TOOLBOX From The Coalition for Compassionate Care of California Click here to read more

Justice In Aging: COVID-19 Resources for Advocates Serving Older Adults

Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, is opening its Emotional-Support Help Line. Professionally trained mental health staff are there to support people who may be suffering from fear or stress over COVID-19. Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line number is 866-342-6892 and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service is free of charge and open to anyone.

For LGBTQ older people and those aging with HIV that are worried, stressed or in need of help, know that the @SAGEUSA hotline is available for you here: 1-877-360- LGBT(5428)

State Specific Resources

Please click the tabs below for state specific links to updates and resources.