COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES
(Updates will be posted as they become available)

Q&A:  REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS IN MAINE AND COVID-19 (updated 5/28/21):  Click Here

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Maine CDC General Information for Communities, Workplaces, Schools: Click Here
  • US CDC Guidance for Workplaces and Businesses: Click Here
  • Maine CDC Frequently Asked Questions: Click Here
  • Maine DECD General Guidance: Click Here
  • Office of the Governor Face Coverings FAQs: Click Here

GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS (Full List):  Click Here

GOVERNOR’S ORDERS MOST PERTINENT TO REAL ESTATE:

  • Executive Order 39 (May 19, 2021): An Order to Repeal Certain Face Covering Requirements: Click Here
  • Executive Order 35 (March 5, 2021): An Order Amending Gathering Limits and Travel Restrictions:  Click Here
  • Executive Order 5 (July 30, 2020): An Order Expanding Rent Supports and Continuing Housing Protections:  Click Here
  • Executive Order 55 (May 29, 2020): An Order to Further Implement the Restarting Plan:  Click Here
  • Executive Order 49 (April 29, 2020):  An Order to Stay Safer at Home:  Click Here
  • Executive Order 37 (April 8, 2020): Temporarily Modifying Certain In-Person Notarization and Acknowledgment (Remote Notary):  Click Here
  • Executive Order 19A (April 7, 2020): Essential Business and Operations:  Click Here
  • Executive Order 34 (April 3, 2020): Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in Maine:  Click Here
  • Essential Business List (unless impacted by municipal order) (April 3, 2020):  Click Here
  • Executive Order 28 (March 31, 2020): Further Restrictions on Public Contact and Movement, Stay at Home:  Click Here
  • Executive Order 19 (March 24, 2020): Essential Business and Operations:  Click Here
  • Executive Order 14 (March 18, 2020): An Order to Protect Public Health: Click Here

GOVERNOR’S “MOVING MAINE FORWARD” PLAN (March 2021):  Click Here

GOVERNOR’S PLAN FOR RESTARTING THE ECONOMY (May 2020):  Click Here

Workplace Re-entry Resources (from NAR):  Click Here

NAR Guidance for Fair Housing Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic:  Click Here

NAR Coronavirus Advocacy FAQ’s:  Click Here

Federal CDC Eviction Moratorium (through June 30, 2021):  Click Here

Federal Stimulus Bill Summary (American Rescue Plan Act of 2021):  Click Here

Federal Stimulus Bill Summary (CARES Act March 2020):  Click Here

Mortgage & Personal Finance FAQs:  Click Here:

Small Business Administration (PPP Loans & EIDL Grants) CARES Act FAQs:  Click Here

Maine Loan Products for Small Businesses and Individuals:  There are no-to-low interest rate loan programs available to eligible Maine businesses and individuals/employees who experience hardships due to COVID-19: Click Here

Maine Real Estate Commission:  On April 16, 2020 the Maine Real Estate Commission approved a process for case-by-case deferment of the continuing education requirement for real estate license renewal (see below). MREC staff are working on-site and telephone calls and emails are being addressed. They are still receiving and processing regular mail. Access to the MREC offices are now restricted to employees only. To transact business, make inquiries, or file complaints with the MREC, please use online, email (rlestate.com@maine.gov) or telephone services (207-624-8521).

    1. Click Here for MREC information.
    2. Click Here for a list of distance education providers (including the Core Courses) – scroll to page 2 and beyond
    3. Case-by-Case Deferment of CE Requirement: During the ongoing state of emergency resulting from COVID-19, real estate licensees can request a deferment of the continuing education requirement for renewal of a license due to circumstances related to the emergency. If a request is approved, the continuing education requirement will be deferred for 120 days after the COVID-19 related state of emergency is terminated, at which time you will receive further instructions. The deferment request form must be completed and submitted prior to submitting the license renewal application. The request will be evaluated, and you will receive notification with instructions for completing the renewal process. Continuing Education Deferment Request

Maine Registries of Deeds:  Click Here

NAR Guidance for REALTORS®:  Click Here

For Property Owners Facing Hardship:  Guidance from FHA, FHFA, Fannie and Freddie, HUD, CFPB, the IRS, RD, student loan debt, VA:  Click Here

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