MaineHealth - COVID-19 Vaccination Information
MaineHealth is distributing COVID-19 vaccines in phases, per U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance. We are now scheduling appointments for people 12-years of age and over. Click here for the link to MaineHealth.
RESOURCES FOR RESIDENTS
The virus doesn't move - we move the virus. Looking out for each other is more important now than ever. Please wear face coverings and practice social distancing at every opportunity in all locations out of respect for everyone's health and safety.
If you know of someone who needs help, please refer them to one or more of the following resources.
- 211 Maine. During this emergency, and at other times, residents can call “2-1-1” on their phones to access information on a wide range State, federal, nonprofit and local assistance services. A searchable database is also available at 211Maine.org.
- Consumer Loan Program. The State of Maine is rolling out a Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)-backed Consumer Loan Program to help banks, through their loan programs, help consumers with the financial fallout of COVID-19. The Program provides loan guarantees. Ask your bank for more details on any loans they offer utilizing this assistance.
- Covid-19 Rent Relief Program. The rental assistance program, established in April, allows households that meet certain income and ability to pay requirements to receive a one-time, up to $500 payment in rental assistance to be paid directly to their landlord. Governor Janet Mills is dedicating an additional $6.2 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to MaineHousing’s COVID-19 Rental Relief Program. MaineHousing will extend the program through December.
- Farmington General Assistance. If you are a Farmington resident you can call the Town Clerk at (207) 778-6539 or email to see if you are eligible for assistance with basic necessities.
- Unemployment claims can be filed online. We are told that the usual waiting period will be waived. State staff advise listing the reason for unemployment related to COVID-19 simply as “layoff” to aid in fast processing. If you have questions, visit the Maine.gov Unemployment page.
- New federal requirement for paid sick leave. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide full and part time employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions apply through December. Learn more.
COVID-19 TESTING SITES
The State of Maine has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacity. Click here for more information and the list of testing sites. This list and the website are being updated frequently in collaboration with Maine DHHS.
Franklin Memorial Hospital
- Testing available consistent with ME DHHS Standing Order issued 6/18/2020
- Facility type Drive-thru
- Appointment Required
- No Provider Referral Required
- Swab & Send? Yes
For Swab and Send testing, patients should call 207 779-2751 to be screened for Standing Order criteria and to make an appointment.
131 Franklin Health Commons
Farmington, ME 04938