As we all navigate the re-opening transition, we wanted to share a few resources that may be of value to you and your business. Some of these resources may be new to you; others you may already know about. Thank you, and please let us know if you have any questions!
Portland Buy Local has created branded customer conduct infographics that help businesses communicate safety practices to their customers. Posters, sticker sets, and floor decals are available at a low cost here .
The Chamber has developed a toolkit containing resources to help Maine's business community plan, prepare, safeguard, and communicate. It also includes a collection of guidelines, links, posters, and other useful resources to assist in navigating this transition.
Governor Mills released a plan in late April which outlines a phased approach to reopening Maine's economy. Designed with input from public health and industry experts, the staged approach allows businesses to re-open if they follow guidelines to ensure the safety of their employees and customers.
The Maine Department of Economic & Community Development has compiled general and industry-specific checklists containing guidance for all businesses to operate safely and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This includes restroom and public area cleanliness, disinfecting surfaces and equipment, and ensuring physical distancing.
MEMIC has compiled safety resources , including OSHA Fact Sheets, to help employers and their employees work safely through the coronavirus pandemic.
The Maine CDC website is updated daily with the latest media briefings, case totals, testing guidelines, travel advisories, and more.
Jessica Esch of Shinebolt has created free, downloadable illustrations that help encourage people to stay home, wear masks, and express gratitude/support.
The Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership has compiled a list of local manufacturers selling face coverings, personal protective equipment, and hand sanitizer.
Our  Virtual Town Halls  – presented in partnership with  Portland Buy Local  – will be held every Tuesday through June 16th (at least!) Join us, your fellow merchants, and other community leaders as we face the challenges and opportunities ahead. Next up...

Tuesday June 2 at 10:00am | Open Streets: What does it mean for my business?
Panelists:  Jessica Hanscombe, City of Portland and Councilor Justin Costa.