COVID-19 Information Pages

Hello Everyone,
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The AMTA-Government relations committee would like to provide you with this resource page of helpful links to websites that pertain to COVID-19. We know everyone has questions and concerns during these trying times. We would also like to invite you to check out the AMTA Nationals page. This page is updated on a regular basis as new information is presented. This page is accessible to non-AMTA members as well. Be well and be safe.
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Helpful Resouce Links:
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ME Dept of Health & Human Services:
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MaineCare, including info for providers, telehealth, behavorial health and more:
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Maine Bureau of Insurance: 
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State law on private insurance coverage of telehealth services:
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ME Center for Disease Control and Prevention: 
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ME Dept of Labor, including unemployment information:
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Resources for businesses in Chamber of Commerce op ed 3/25/20:
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Maine Dept. of Education: 
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Below are some ideas of what you can do for yourself while you are on hiatus from work:
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For you personally:
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1)   Create a schedule for yourself. This helps you not feel overwhelmed by the situation. People who have succeeded through isolation and difficult times, learned to compartmentalize their days and times in a day. See the list below for ideas:
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2)   Time for exercise. A walk, yoga, Tai Chi, exercise online classes.
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3)   Get outside if your location allows for this, or breath fresh air from the window
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4)   Do Stress Management techniques that you know.
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5)   Meditation, prayer, spiritual contemplation. Find a way to feel connected to humanity and life.
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6)   Listen to Podcasts, or read quotes and books that inspire you.
Examples are; Jon Kabat Zinn on mindfulness, Tara Brach, Deepak Chopra, or Learning Strategies Corporation (3 Preliminaries), or guided Progressive relaxation.
Try them yourself before you send them to someone.
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7)   Plant a garden or plant some seeds in pots.
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For your practice:
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8)   Look at emails from AMTA and links from the AMTA website, concerning relief from the Pandemic.
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9)   Call your credit card companies and ask for late fee forgiveness, payment deferral, and no interest.
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10) Add up your monthly expenses. Look at your budget. How much income and expenses are you losing? You will need this if you apply for a small business loan.
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11) Finish your taxes, and send them in.
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12) When your tax return is sent in, there is shorter wait for the stimulus money you will be receiving from the federal government.
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13) Apply for unemployment.
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14) Apply for a small business loan; google for SBA loans.
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15) Stay in touch with clients, through emails or calls. Can you share a stress management technique with them? A link to a podcast. Try them yourself before you send them to someone.
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16) Consider an online class with AMTA, some are free.
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17) Review information in previous classes you have taken, or finally read the book, or watch the dvd you brought.
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18) Stay calm, positive, and look to the future.
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We invite you to share your favorite resources and idea with us.