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Coronavirus: Find Trusted Information With PPL

We are carefully monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 so that we can help keep you informed and to plan how to respond. We are in regular communications with City and other health officials to guide our actions and ensure we are best protecting our staff and patrons.

Looking for information on COVID-19 vaccines? Check out our vaccine information page here.

If You Suspect You Have Symptoms…

About Coronavirus

Statewide and Citywide Updates

Finding Help

Coronavirus in the News

If You Suspect You Have Symptoms…

Portland Public Health advises not to immediately go to the hospital. Call your primary care physician, Portland Public Health (207-874-8633), or 211. If you do not have a primary care physician, call Greater Portland Health: (207) 874-2141.

Find information about COVID-19 symptoms and where to go for care in Portland and South Portland. (English) (Español) (Français) (Português) (عربى) (Soomaali)

About Coronavirus

The World Health Organization website includes graphics you can download and share.

  Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (Español) 

COVID Explained: Answers to common questions about symptoms, testing, treatment, and more.

COVID Risk Level Dashboard: This visually-appealing map from the Harvard Global Health Institute shows worldwide coronavirus rates and risks.

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Find updates on clinical trials and links to reliable resources.

World Health Organization (WHO) (Français) (العربية) (Español)

  • Myth busters: Get the facts about coronavirus treatment and prevention. 

Looking for COVID-19 Home Tests?

As of January 18, 2022, the US Government is offering four free test kits to each household in the United States, delivered by the United States Postal Service. Order yours at

Statewide and Citywide Updates

City of Portland COVID-19 Information: Find up-to-date information about city closures and actions.

Maine CDC (English, Français, Português, عربى, Soomaali, Español, Lingala): Learn more about what is happening around the state to test and treat coronavirus.

Maine COVID-19 News Updates (English, Français, Português, عربى, Soomaali, Español, Lingala): Press releases and materials translated by Catholic Charities.

Portland Press Herald: The newspaper’s coronavirus coverage is free to read.

Portland Public Health: Find local updates and documents about coronavirus in a variety of languages.  

Portland Public Schools: Includes information for parents and learning packets for students.

Need Help?

Find Help: Find local resources for food, transportation, unemployment, and more.

Need a Face Covering or other Personal Protective Equipment?: Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership created a list of Maine manufacturers who are producing PPE.

Need Health Coverage?: Visit to see if you qualify for enrollment through the Maine state health insurance exchange. Or visit if you reside in another state.

Staying Calm in Turbulent Times: Find resources and tips to help manage stress and uncertainty.

Coronavirus in the News

Digital Maine Library is free to use and does not require a library card if you are in Maine. Global Newsstream provides articles and videos from news sources around the world. Type “coronavirus” in the search box to find information. 

EmbraceRace is tracking articles about the impact of COVID-19 on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as other marginalized communities in the United States.

We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available. 


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