We are living in extraordinary times! Information about COVID-19 is coming at us quickly and from all different directions. With this in mind, we have created this page and will continue to update it as we receive new information.
The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce wants you to know that we are here to support you. We know that our business community is in uncharted waters. It will be as a community that we see our way through this. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

10/22/2021- Maine Economic Recovery Grants

7/28/2021 - State of Maine Follows Updated U.S. CDC Recommendations For Face Coverings In Indoor Public Settings

6/11/2021 - Governor Mills Announces State of Civil Emergency To End June 30th

5/19/2021 - Executive Order to Repeal Certain Face Covering Requirements

5/14/2021 - Maine to Adopt U.S. CDC's New COVID-19 Guidance

5/13/2021 - Governor Mills Updates Moving Maine Forward Plan, Lifts Restrictions

4/27/2021 - Maine Updates Public Health Guidance on Use of Face Coverings in Outdoor Public Settings

4/16/2021 - Updated COVID-19 Prevention Checklists for Performing Arts Venues, Museums and Movie Theaters

4/14/2021 - Governor Mills Continues State of Civil Emergency as Maine Fights COVID-19

4/5/2021 - Updated COVID-19 Prevention Checklists Released by DECD

3/19/2021 - Lodging COVID19 Prevention Checklist Industry Guidance

3/17/2021 - Governor Mills Continues State of Civil Emergency as Maine Fights COVID-19

3/5/2021 - Governor Mills Unveils Plan to Protect Public Health, Support Maine’s Economy During Upcoming Tourism Season

2/17/2021 - Governor Mills Continues State of Civil Emergency as Maine Fights COVID-19

2/12/2021 - Executive Order Amending Indoor Gathering Limits

1/28/2021 - Mills Administration Ends Early Business Closing Time

1/19/2021 - Governor Mills Continues State of Civil Emergency as Maine Fights COVID-19

12/30/2020 - Mills Administration Continues Early Business Closing Time Amid Increase in COVID-19 Positivity Rate and Hospitalizations

12/22/2020 - Maine DEP Delays Enforcement of Polystyrene Foam and Plastic Bag Bans

12/22/2020 - Governor Mills Continues State of Civil Emergency as Maine Fights COVID-19

12/11/2020 - Governor Mills Issues Executive Order Strengthening Enforcement of Face Covering Requirement in All Indoor Public Spaces

12/4/2020 - Mills Administration Continues Early Business Closing Time Amid Rising Cases, Hospitalizations

11/23/2020 - Attorney General and Maine DHHS issue guidance detailing requirements and enforcement under the law

11/20/2020 - Updated Maine CDC FAQ's

11/19/20 - Mills Administration Announces More Public Health and Safety Measures

11/17/2020 - Industry COVID19 Prevention Checklist Industry Guidance - Ski Areas

11/13/2020 - Massachusetts No Longer Exempt from Quarantine or Negative Test Requirement

11/5/2020 - Updated Maine CDC FAQ's

11/5/2020 - Governor Mills Announces New Face Covering Executive Order

11/1/2020 - Mills Administration Announces Measures to Prevent Spread of the Deadly COVID-19 Virus

10/6/2020 - Mills Administration Announces Maine to Enter Stage 4 of Reopening

9/23/2020 - Mills Administration Exempts Massachusetts from Quarantine or Testing Requirement

9/21/2020 - Governor Mills Announces Phase 2 of Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program

8/20/2020 - Governor Mills Launches $200 Million Economic Recovery Grant Program to Support Maine Small Businesses

8/1/2020 - Gov. Mills - Executive Order Re Outdoor Gatherings and Face Coverings for Children

7/14/2020 - Mills Administration Announces Nearly 20 “Swab and Send” COVID-19 Testing Sites

7/8/2020 - Paycheck Protection Program Has Reopened

7/8/2020 - How to Get Tested for COVID-19 in Maine

7/8/2020 - Gov. Mills Strengthens Enforcement of Face Covering Requirement

7/1/2020 - Mills Administration Exempts Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey From Quarantine & Testing Requirement

6/24/2020 - Stage 3 (July 1st, All Counties) DECD Checklists Posted

6/24/2020 - New/Updated COVID Checklists Released by DECD June 15 - June 24

Barbering & Cosmetology - Nails

Large Gatherings

Public & Community Buildings



Retail Businesses

Gyms & Fitness Centers

Golf & Disc Golf


Campgrounds / RV Parks

Day Camps & Summer Recreation

Community Sports

6/22/2020 - Mills Administration Postpones Reopening of Indoor Bar Service

6/12/2020 - Mills Administration Accelerates Start Date for Lodging Establishments to Serve Out-of-State Visitors

6/10/2020 - New/Updated COVID Checklists Released by DECD June 10,2020

Golf & Disc Golf

Barbering & Cosmetology - Hair

Dog Grooming

Religious Gatherings




Day Camps & Summer Recreation Programs

Tanning Salons

Barbering & Cosmetology - Nails

Massage Facilities

6/10/2020 - Keep Maine Healthy and Keep Maine Healthy FAQs

6/8/2020 - Mills Administration Unveils “Keep Maine Healthy” Plan to Protect Maine People, Visitors & Support Small Businesses During Tourism Season

6/4/2020 - New/Updated COVID Checklists Released by DECD June 4, 2020

Retail Businesses

Gyms and Fitness Centers

6/4/ 2020 - Mills Administration Accelerates Business Openings in Rural Counties

5/29/2020 - Governor Mills - Executive Order Allowing for Easing of Restrictions As Restarting Maine Plan Progresses

5/27/2020 - New/Updated COVID Checklists Released by DECD May 27, 2020


Golf Course and Disc Golf Courses


Hair Salons and Barber Shops

Dog Grooming

Real Estate As an Essential Business

Auto Dealerships

Car Washes



5/20/2020 - Maine CDC FAQs

5/20/2020 - New/Updated COVID Checklists Released by DECD May 20, 2020


Golf Course and Disc Golf Courses

Guided Hunting, Fishing, Boating and Outdoor Activities

Large Gatherings

Public and Community Buildings



Campgrounds/RV Parks

Overnight Summer Camps

Day Camps for Maine Children

Community Sports

5/19/2020 - Mills Administration Updates Plan to Restart Maine’s Economy

5/14/2020 - COVID Checklist for ME Phase 2 Lodging

5/8/2020 - Rural Reopening Plan - Updated Checklists

5/8/2020 - Governor Mills Announces Rural Reopening Plan

5/6/2020 - Governor Mills Announces Establishment of Economic Recovery Committee

5/4/2020 - Maine Tourism Relief Fund Grants


4/29/2020 - DECD Phase 1 Checklists for Businesses and Compliance Form

4/29/2020 - Governor Mills Extends Maine’s Stay At Home Order

4/28/2020 - Governor Mills Presents Safe, Gradual Plan to Restart Maine’s Economy

4/28/2020 - Governor Mills - Press Release re Safe, Gradual Plan to Restart Maine’s Economy

4/27/2020 - PPP Resumes April 27, 2020

4/23/2020 - Portal for Offering Ideas and Suggestions for Restoring Maine's Economy

4/23/2020 - Governor Mills Outlines Vision for a Gradual, Safe Reopening of Maine’s Economy

4/17/2020 - Assistance from the Rangeley Baptist Church

4/16/2020 - Maine Tourism Relief Fund

4/14/2020 - Governor Mills Extends State of Civil Emergency As Maine Continues to Combat COVID-19

4/8/2020 - Maine DOL - Unemployment FAQs Regarding COVID-19

4/7/2020 - Greater Franklin Development Council - April 7th COVID-19 Resource Update

4/3/2020 - Governor Mills - Executive Order - Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in Maine

4/3/2020 - Paycheck Protection Program - Borrower Application Form

4/1/2020 - Maine DECD Resources for Maine Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

4/1/2020 - Understanding the Small Business Loans Available through the CARES Act

3/31/2020 - Governor Mills - Executive Order (including Stay at Home Directive)

3/30/2020 - SBA Disaster Loan Applications

3/30/2020 - FAME COVID-19 Relief Loan Programs

3/30/2020 - CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LOANS - Small Business Guide and Checklist

3/29/2020 - Resources Regarding Availability and Eligibility Requirements for Benefits in the CARES Act Passed on 3/27/2020 (provided by Maine Tourism Association and U.S. Travel Association)

3/27/2020 - Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act  (including the Payroll Protection Program)

3/26/2020 - Local Tourism -Related Businesses - Share Your Story with Congress
3/24/2020 - Governor Mills - Executive Order

3/23/2020 - Public Service Announcement - Fraud Schemes Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

3/22/2020 - Business Information Sheets from the Department of Economic and Community Development

3/20/2020 - Maine Office of Tourism Updates

3/20/2020 - Rangeley Chamber Office Closed to the Public Effective March 23, 2020

3/20/2020 - Greater Franklin Development Corp Resource Update

3/20/2020 - Senator Collins Bill to Provide Working Capital to Small Businesses

3/20/2020 - Maine Office of Tourism - "Together, We Are Maine"

3/19/2020 - Dallas Plantation Office Closed to the Public

3/19/2020 - FAME Partners with SBA, ME Lenders on COVID-19 Relief Loan Programs

3/19/2020 - COVID-19 Resources - Maine State Chamber of Commerce

3/19/2020 - Important Message from Stephen Philbrick, Chairman, Rangeley Board of Selectmen

3/19/2020 - Notice from Sandy River Plantation Town Office

3/19/2020 - Tell Members of Congress How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Impacting Your Travel Business

3/18/2020 - Important Message from the Town of Rangeley

3/18/2020 - Governor Mills - Executive Order

3/18/2020 - Hospitality Maine COVID-19 Updates

3/17/2020 - Maine CDC (Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention)