Here is a collection of the things you need to know today.....

WEATHER:   Maine weather for your area from Maine.gov.

NEWS:

In Maine, like many other states, African American Mainers have gotten COVID-19 at a higher rate than you would expect bases on our population according to the Bangor Daily News.

Former Gov. Paul LePage says Gov Mills should resign over how the state is dealing with COVID-19 according to US News.

About 108,500 Mainers have filed for unemployment and as of today (May 1), self-employed Mainers will be able to file for unemployment benefits according to centralmaine.com.

Starting today Mainers are being asked to wear a face mask were physical distancing is hard according to centralmaine.com.

The owner of the Skowhegan Drive-In is  unsure of opening this year according to centralmaine.com.

Many Maine businesses are concerned about reopening and the rules they should be following according to WGME.

The city of Augusta is laying off some employees according to centralmaine.com.

The Seashore Trolly museum plan to reopen soon but only for Mainers according to centralmaine.com.

Gov. Mills did extend Maine’s Stay Health At Home order until the end of May and outlined the plans to roll out the reopening of many businesses according to WABI.  (Here is an outline of business and timelines from centralmaine.com)

COVID-19:  COVID-19 world map from John Hopkins University. County by county coronavirus count from centralmaine.com.

631 of the 1,095 total cases of COVID-19 have recovered and we have seen 53 deaths according to WGME

In Maine, like many other states, African American Mainers have gotten COVID-19 at a rate than you would expect bases on our population according to the Bangor Daily News.