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  • City of Belfast issues update memo advising reasonable stay-at-home guidelines and self-quarantine if you recently traveled – May 6, 2020


  • IRS Direct Payments to Citizens – To help everyone check the status of their Economic Impact Payment, the IRS is launching a tool that will provide the status of a payment, including the date it’s scheduled to be deposited or mailed. #COVIDreliefIRS – April 14, 2020
    • Also, for those who don’t normally file an IRS tax return, a new web tool will allow millions of people to quickly register for Economic Impact Payments
  • Bankruptcy Law changes – “How to navigate Congress’ changes to the bankruptcy code” – MaineBiz April 15, 2020
  • PPP Loan Forgiveness: Further Guidance on the Math – Verrill Dana LLP – April 14, 2020
  • Excellent SBDC summary of PPP & EIDL (from the Maine Small Business Development Center) – April 14, 2020
  • Over 11,000 small businesses in Maine have qualified for $1.87 billion in payroll protection loans – Sen Susan Collins – April 13, 2020
  • Governor suspends all lodging businesses & orders travelers to self-quarantine – Portland Press Herald – April 4, 2020
  • Gov. Mills issues Executive Order to Stay Healthy At Home plus other clarifications and restrictions – March 31, 2020
  • Congress has passed the CARES Act, a roughly $2 trillion intended to speed relief across the American economy. This is the third aid package from Congress and is meant to keep businesses and individuals afloat during an unprecedented freeze on the majority of American life. (passed March 27, 2020)
    • Explaineroverview of the various provisions
    • Detailed Overview of the provisions
    • U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put together a detailed 12-page summary of what is included in the package that even includes links to the actual legislation  – March 27, 2020
  • Gov. Mills orders all non-essential businesses to close to the public and limit employee proximity – March 24, 2020
  • Tips on effective working from home! – MaineBiz March 25, 2020
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act – signed into law 3/18/20
  • Tax Filings – Following COVID-19 outbreak, Treasury and IRS have issued guidance on delaying tax payments until July 15 2020. You still need to file a return or request a filing extension by April 15. No additional filing is necessary for the payment extension. See
  • Gov. Mills’ news site has all updates posted by the state

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Where to eat, play, stay and just hang out. A great resource for finding out what’s happening and what’s special about visiting and living in Waldo County. It’s all here in the 2020 Belfast & the Wonders of Waldo County magazine—the official publication of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce!

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