A women sets up for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment first community testing center for COVID-19 at the state lab on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Denver, Colo. Credit: RJ Sangosti | The Denver Post via AP

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This list will be updated as more information becomes available.


Maine Maritime Academy will close indefinitely as of Wednesday, March 18, with remote instruction commencing March 30.

— The Haworth Academic Center at 60 Main Street in Bangor will be closed indefinitely, including Haworth Scholars and after-school tutoring programs. Teachers will continue to carry on many lessons remotely.

Gorham High School will be closed for two weeks, effective Monday, March 16. The closure also includes Gorham/Westbrook Adult Education and the Portland Arts and Westbrook Regional Vocational Center.

All 10 Bangor schools will be closed for two weeks, effective Monday, March 16.

John Bapst Memorial High School is suspending on-campus classes until April 27.

— The school district in Dedham and Orrington will be closed for two weeks, effective Monday, March 16.

— SAD 4 in Guilford will have a half day on Monday, March 16 and then will be closed for the remainder of the next two weeks.

— The RSU 22 schools of Hampden will be closed for two weeks, effective Monday, March 16.

— Foxcroft Academy and the RSU 68 schools of Dover-Foxcroft will be closed for two weeks, effective March 16.

—The RSU 71 schools of Belfast, Belmont, Morrill, Searsmont and Swanville will close beginning Monday and resume on Monday, April 27. Food service for all students in the district who wish to take part will be served weekdays from 8 a.m. – noon at Captain Albert Stevens School in Belfast, East Belfast Elementary School and Ames Elementary in Searsmont.

—The RSU 3 schools of western Waldo County will be closed from Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 27.

— SAD 41 schools — Brownville Elementary, Milo Elementary and Penquis Valley Middle/High School — will be closed for two weeks effective March 16.

— The Greenville Consolidated School will be closed for two weeks effective March 16.

The RSU 24 schools of Hancock County will close starting at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 16 and resume on Friday, April 3.

The School Union 76 schools of Hancock County will close immediately for at least the next two weeks.

— The K-8 schools of Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Swan’s Island, Tremont and Trenton, as well as Mount Desert Island High School, are closed for at least two weeks effective Monday, March 16.

— Public schools in Ellsworth will close at the end of classes on Monday, March 16 and will remain closed through Friday, April 3.

— Indian Township School will close down for two weeks, effective Monday, March 16.

Scarborough Public Schools closed until at least March 20.

— The Wells-Ogunquit Community School District is closed until March 30.

Colby College moving all classes online

University of Maine System moving all classes online

Bowdoin College moving all classes online

Thomas College moving all classes online

— Eastern Maine Community College postpones large campus events through March, including the EMCConnect and Signing Day originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25.

— Husson University is extending its spring break until March 23.

— College of the Atlantic is closing its campus March 20 and going online for the spring semester.

— University of New England will move to an online format after spring break except for senior-level Dental Hygiene. Undergraduate residential students, other than senior Dental Hygiene students, will be asked to remove all belongings from the residential halls. This may be completed any time during spring break or during the following week, through Sunday, March 29, at 8 p.m. Graduate and professional students as well as senior Dental Hygiene students are expected to return to the area after spring break to participate in essential clinical and experiential learning sessions.

— Portland Public Schools and South Portland Public Schools are closed for two weeks, through March 27.

— Lewiston Public Schools will postpone classes from March 16 until April 6.

— RSU 89 (Katahdin) will postpone clases from March 16 through March 29.

— Maine School of Science and Mathematics (Limestone) will postpone classes at the end of the day Friday, March 20, and resume classes on Monday, April 6.

— Fort Fairfield Schools will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16, according to its Facebook page.

— RSU 34 schools will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17. More information is available at rsu 34.org.

— Glenburn School will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, March 16. Further information is available at glenburn school.us.

— SAD 46 in Dexter will be closed until further notice.

— The Hermon School District and RSU 87 will be closing schools for two weeks from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27.

— RSU 29 and SAD 70 are officially closed for 2 weeks.

— All SAD 1 schools will close from Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. Staff will have workshop days on March 16 and 17 in order to plan to provide remote learning to all students.

— Schools in Easton will be closed from March 16 to March 27 as a precaution. All staff will be expected to attend as usual on Monday, March 16, to create plans for the remainder of the closure.

— SAD 45 Washburn closing March 16 to March 27

— SAD 42, all schools will close as of Monday, March 16, and remain closed until March 30. Teachers will complete their remote school plans Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17. There will be an abbreviated school day on Wednesday to allow students or parents to come in to get materials, supplies and laptops.

— All of Maine’s Catholic schools, including: All Saints School (St. John Campus/St. Mary Campus) in Bangor, Cheverus High School in Portland, Holy Cross School in South Portland, Mount Merici Academy in Waterville, St. Brigid School in Portland, Saint Dominic Academy (Auburn Campus/Lewiston Campus), St. James School in Biddeford, St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick, St. John Regional Catholic School in Winslow, St. Michael School in Augusta, St. Thomas School in Sanford.

— SAD 32 (Ashland) to close for two weeks, according to superintendent Gehrig Johnson.

— Van Buren Schools to close until March 30.

— University of Maine at Presque Isle is closing all public spaces including Campus Center, Gentile Hall, Center for Innovative Learning and Houlton Higher Education Center to the general public effective Monday, March 16. Students will be allowed.


— The Bangor Planet Fitness will be closed until March 31.

Bangor retailers Mexicali Blues and City Drawers are closed.

— Orono Brewing Company and Evenrood’s in Bangor are closed. Nocturnem Drafthaus is closed on Monday, March 16, and Tuesday, March 17.

— L.L. Bean is closing all retail stores until midnight on March 29.

— The University of Maine New Balance Student Recreation Center and Maine Bound facilities will be closed March 17 through March 30. All Campus Rec events, activities, and programs are also canceled until further notice.

— The Piscataquis Regional YMCA in Dover-Foxcroft will be closed through March 27.

— Hollywood Casino, Hotel and Raceway in Bangor will suspend operations for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16.

— Oxford Casino in Oxford County will suspend business operations for two weeks.

— In downtown Bangor, Geaghan’s Pub, Paddy Murphy’s, West Market Square Artisan Coffeehouse, Tea & Tarts, Ipanema’s Bar and Grill and Queen’s City Cinema Club are closed.

— Pompeii Pizza, Bagel Central, Fork and Spoon and Benjamin’s Pub will offer takeout services. Mama D Thai Cuisine will offer takeout and delivery.

— Asian Palace II Restaurant at 120 Griffin Road will offer takeout and delivery orders.

— Valentine Footwear, The Noble Root Salon, The Rock & Art Shop, The Willie Wags and Maine Jewelry & Art Shop are all closed.

Moonbat City Baking Co. in Belfast is closed for at least 30 days.

—The Colonial Theatre in Belfast will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 for a few weeks.

Sawmill Bar and Grill in Millinocket is closed temporarily.

— The South Portland Apple store in the Maine Mall is closed for two weeks, along with all stores outside of China.

— The Patagonia outlet store in Freeport is closed indefinitely.

— The real estate trade group MERIDA’s 35th Anniversary Gala originally scheduled for March 26 in Portland is postponed. Ticket holders should contact info@mereda.org for a refund or credit toward the rescheduled event.

— The Maine Primary Care Association has canceled its Legislative & Business Leaders Breakfast scheduled for March 26. Refunds will be issued for all registrations. For more information, please contact Andrea Watkins at 207-621-0677.

— United Way of Aroostook to postpone the Northern Star events

— The real estate group MERIDA has postponed its “Breakfast with the Mayor of Portland, Kate Snyder” event scheduled for March 19 at the Clarion Hotel in Portland. Ticket holders should contact info@mereda.org for a refund or credit towards the rescheduled event.

— The “Selling More Maine Foods” conference scheduled for March 19 at the University of Southern Maine has been postponed. Registration costs and fees will be refunded via Eventbrite over the next few days. The sponsors plan to reschedule the conference for this fall and will give current ticket holders the first option to repurchase tickets.

— The Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce March Business After Hours has been canceled.

— Bliss Wedding Show at Thompson’s Point in Portland has been postponed. Date TBD.

— AARP Foundation tax-aide sites service suspended until further notice.

— The Old Port Anthropologie on 60 Pearl St. in Portland is closed until further notice.

— Valentine Footwear in Bangor will temporarily close, effective immediately.

— The Willie Wags will be moving its sales and activities online, effective immediately.

— Maine People’s Alliance has postponed its online press conference on “big pharma and coronavirus” that was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. on March 16.

— Starting at 2 p.m. March 16, Grey Rock Casino in Edmundston, New Brunswick, will be closing its doors for an indefinite period for the safety of our employees and casino customers. All events and promotional dates will be postponed.

— The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is postponing the public meeting on the air license application for Global Companies LLC that was scheduled for March 31 at South Portland High School.

— Hello Hello Books in Rockland will be closed to the public from 3 p.m. Monday March 16 until March 31st. The bookshop will be launching a curbside pickup and local delivery service this week.

— The Aroostook CA$H Coalition, of which the United Way of Aroostook is a member, has suspended its free tax prep services until further notice due to the COVID-19 virus. Services in their Houlton, Presque Isle and Fort Kent sites are affected.

— Cinema V Movie Theater in Edmundston, New Brunswick is closed at least until March 27.


Colby, Bates and Bowdoin spring sports canceled

Special Olympics suspended

New England Cheerleading Championships canceled

NBA G League, which includes the Maine Red Claws, suspends season

UMaine baseball will not play five scheduled games in Florida next week, instead extending their time in Maryland

Hockey East Playoffs canceled

UMaine’s America East women’s basketball championship game canceled. America East Men’s basketball championship was also canceled.

Miami Open tennis tournament canceled

Major League Baseball will suspend spring training and push opening day back two weeks

— ECHL (Maine Mariners) /AHL/NHL suspended seasons

The NCAA canceled all winter and spring championship games

America East cancels remainder of spring sports season

University of Southern Maine cancels all spring sports

The Maine Principals’ Association postponed the start of spring sports practices

The Boston Marathon was postponed until Sept. 14

— University of New England has suspended all athletic activities until further notice.

—The Waldo County YMCA will be closed from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 29.

— The Penobscot County YMCA has closed its Rockland and Rockport locations from Tuesday, March 17, through Monday, March 30.

The North Atlantic Conference canceled all spring sports for the rest of the season.

Arts & Culture

Maine Drama Festival canceled

Portland Intown Contra Dances canceled at least through March

Portland St. Patrick’s Day parade canceled

The Penobscot Theater Company has canceled public performances of “Safety Net,” but livestream it for ticket holders Wednesday through Sunday. It has canceled the Dramatic Academy Production of “The Snow Queen.”

—The Maine Music Educators Association has canceled all events for the month of March, including the High School Instrumental Jazz Festival, the Middle School Instrumental Jazz Festival and the Vocal Jazz & Show Choir Festival.

— The Telling Room has postponed its annual “Show & Tell” performance scheduled at the State Theatre on April 7.

— The Maine Jewish Film Festival has been postponed from late March to November.

— Some Theatre Company in Bangor has canceled its production of “Heathers: The Musical,” April 17-26.

— Waterfront Concerts has canceled three upcoming concerts: Martina McBride at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono on Saturday, March 14; Celtic Woman at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Wednesday, March 25, and The Beach Boys at the Merrill Auditorium on Friday, March 27.

— The Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft will be closed, date to reopen to be determined.

— SPACE in Portland is cutting capacity in half and capping event attendance at 150 through the end of March.

— Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield is planning to shut down until March 21. The venue will notify if affected concerts will be rescheduled.

— The Collins Center for the Arts is suspending all ticket sales until further notice

— Aroostook Partners in the Arts has postponed their 2nd annual Women’s Art Retreat originally scheduled for March 21 at Washburn Elementary School. A new date will be announced at a later time.

—The 50th Annual Bangor Home Show scheduled for April 3-5 has been canceled.

— The What Women Want Expo at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on March 14 has been canceled.

— The University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor is closed to the public until further notice. UMaine faculty and staff, including those with emeritus status, are welcome to visit the UMMA by appointment, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All public programs currently scheduled through April 30, 2020 have been canceled.

— Public Theatre in Lewiston is suspending operations until further notice.

— Maine Maple Sunday Breakfast scheduled for March 22 in Dover-Foxcroft has been canceled.

— Maine Jewish Museum in Portland is closed.

— The Stonington Opera House has suspended all public performances until further notice.

— First Friday Art Walk in Portland on April 3 is canceled.

— State Theatre and Port City Music Hall in Portland are working to reschedule most March events.

— EqualityMaine has canceled its annual gala on April 4.

— The Bangor Symphony Orchestra has canceled its concerts and events through April 5. The Symphony Soiree auction will be moved online.

— Gabriel Iglesias “Beyond The Fluffy” World Tour “Go Big or Go Home” originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor has been postponed

— The Bangor Professional Firefighters Chili and Chowder Cook Off is temporarily postponed until threat to public health passes.

Natural Wonder, The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience, scheduled for March 20 at Gracie Theatre at Husson University has been canceled

— Camden Opera House has canceled its March events.

— The Portland Public Library has canceled all public programs until further notice

— The Bangor Public Library is closed to the public until March 30.

— The Grand Theatre in Ellsworth has canceled all events through March 31.

— The Orono Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday, March 14 has been postponed until further notice.

— The Portland Museum of Art will close until April 13.

— Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance will hold all workshops online for the next month.

— Ellsworth Public Library will cancel its adult and children’s programming until further notice.

— All Portland Public Library locations will be closed until March 30.

— 2020 Maine Pottery Tour postponed until June 6 and 7.

— PechaKucha Night in Portland, scheduled for March 26 at Port City Music Hall, has been postponed.

— Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor is closed until at least April 1.

— Children’s Museum and Theatre of ME in Portland closed for at least two weeks effective Friday, March 13.

— Frontier in Brunswick has suspended all concerts, films and dining until at least March 31.

— Bangor Ballet has rescheduled its performances of “Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think”-A Tribute to Seuss, from March 29 to May 3 at the Gracie Theatre in Bangor and from April 5 to May 9 at Center Theatre in Dover.

— Lincoln Theater is suspending all programming starting Monday, March 16. The office will remain open.

— Courageous Steps will postpone its upcoming 2020 Masquerade for Awareness.

— Challenger Learning Center of Maine in Bangor is closed to visitors. All public programs and K-12 field trips are canceled.

— Southwest Harbor Public Library closed through March 31.

— Bangor Comic & Toy Con has been postponed from its April 24-26 date at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

— The Aroostook Shrine Club has postponed its Spring Basket Festival, originally scheduled for March 27 through March 29. The event will now take place the weekend of May 29 through May 31 at the club in Presque Isle.

— The April 4 SoupStock 2020 supper at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft has been postponed — date to be announced. Bowls can be picked up 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 4 at the church.

— School of Robinson Ballet Company will be closed March 16-28 with a plan to resume on March 30. Performances for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” scheduled for April 4 and 5, will be rescheduled for a later date.


UMaine cancels Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show

— The Maine Boatbuilders Show is postponed

— The Presque Isle Fish and Game Club’s Sportsmen’s Show March 21-22 has been canceled.

— The Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo in Bethel, March 21, has been canceled.

— The State of Maine Sportsman’s Show in Augusta March 27-29 has been canceled.

— Merryspring Nature Center has postponed the Tuesday Talk lecture series for the next 30 days. Tuesday Talks will resume as usual on Tuesday, April 14.

— Island Heritage Trust weekly Tuesday morning workdays, this month called “March Moth Madness,” is canceled for March 17.

— “What’s Under the Ice” event hosted by Island Heritage Trust on March 17 at Stonington Public Library is canceled.

— Island Heritage Trust’s Harlequin Duck Cruise out of Stonington on March 28 is canceled.

— Sunday River has canceled all remaining winter season events. The Grand Summit Hotel, Jordan Hotel, and Snow Cap Inn will also be closed.
Sugarloaf is suspending all operations.

Hermon Mountain is suspending all operations.

Shawnee Peak will suspend operations at the close of business on Monday, March 16.

— Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) events through April 1 are postponed or canceled.

Government and politics

Bucksport has extended its town tax deadline for 30 days and closed its public safety building,

sewer treatment plant, town garage and recreation programs starting Monday.

— Maine State Democratic Committee Meeting for March 22 is canceled, as is the Androscoggin County Dems meeting on March 26 and the York County Dems meeting on March 12.

— The Portland City Council is canceling its March 16 meeting and March 23 workshop. The city is suspending all committee or public meetings for one month, including the planning board, parks commission and land bank. For full information visit portlandmaine.gov/agendas. All meetings will be rescheduled at a later date.

— The City of Old Town has closed all public buildings until March 31 and has canceled all council, committee and board meetings for the rest of the month. Only staff will have direct access to City Hall but people can still get help online at www.old-town.org or by calling 827-3962.

— Bangor City Hall and all other city offices will be closed to the public starting March 17.

— Cumberland County government offices will be closed to the public for 30 days, starting March 16. The District Attorney’s Office in Portland will have limited public access.

— Penobscot County government offices will be closed to the public starting March 18 for at least two weeks.

—The City of Belfast is closing all its facilities (with the exception of the transfer station) starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 for at least two weeks. Citizens and businesses are encouraged to do business with the city by phone, email or by appointment if it must be done in person.

—The town of Stockton Springs will close the town office for a minimum of two weeks. The need to put a trash sticker on trash bags will be temporarily waived.

—The Northport Town Office will be closed from March 17 until April 7. The transfer station will be open Tuesdays and Saturdays, for now.


— Maine Science Festival 2020 canceled.

— University of Maine at Presque Isle canceled its Planet Head Day fundraiser. Next event will be held in 2021.

— University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Seniors Achieving Greater Education has canceled its entire spring season of courses, including the March 21 kickoff. SAGE will refund all course fees to those who have registered for the spring session and will explore online possibilities.

Central Maine Community College spring open house scheduled for April 4.

Religious services

— The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has canceled the St. Patrick’s Day Mass, scheduled for 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland

— Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor services canceled.

—The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast will cancel its Sunday services. The church is working to provide virtual services starting March 22. Please watch the church’s Facebook page and uubelfast.com for updates.

— The Diocese of Portland has canceled all large, social gatherings scheduled in the next 30 days at Maine parishes, including dinners, dances and special community events. Also canceled are the Maine Catholic Women’s Conference on March 21 in Portland, the Maine Catholic Youth Conference April 17-19 in Portland and the Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat April 17-19 in Bangor, along with large events at Catholic schools and the diocesan Bureau of Housing.

— Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church Sunday services canceled.

— First Baptist Church – Westbrook services online only.

— First Parish Church Congregational – Freeport services canceled.

— First Parish Congregational Church’s Bean Suppah on March 14 canceled.

— Mexico Congregational Church, UCC’s March 14 public supper canceled.

— New Life Church – Biddeford services online only.

— South Congregational Church – Kennebunk March 15 services canceled.

— State Street Church UCC services canceled.

— Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church closed Sunday.

— First Parish Church – Gorham services canceled.

— Milbridge Congregational Church closed Sunday.

— St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Auburn services canceled.

Social services

— All Partners for Peace in-person services in Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft have been paused until the end of March or until further notice. The organization’s 24-hour helpline will remain open and available to anyone affected by abuse or violence at 1-800-863-9909.

— The Child Advocacy Center of York County has suspended all in-person services, including child forensic interviews, through the end of March.

— Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, based in Portland, is temporarily not accompanying sexual assault victims to hospitals. It will provide ongoing phone support to victims in hospitals and will continue to support its other clients over the phone, as opposed to in-person meetings. Staff are temporarily suspending in-person work in community centers, shelters, jails, prisons and schools.

— The Kennebunk Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch office is closed effective Monday at 11 a.m.

— Our Lady’s Kitchen Sunday noon meals at the St. Anne Parish in Dexter will be closed, to reopen on a date to be announced.

— Activities at the Madawaska Senior Citizens Center are cancelled. However, starting Wed. March 18, seniors who usually eat there can be part of a take-out meal program by calling 760-1689. You will pick up your lunch at 11:30 in the corridor near the main parking lot. Each meal is $3 to be paid on Fridays. Signing up for a full week of meals (not just selected days) will be part of this new program from Aroostook Area Agency on Aging.