COVID-19 Information Center

The MEA is working hard to provide educators with the most up-to-date information during this unprecedented time. As things change each day, the MEA will work to support our members in the best way possible. The MEA knows you have more questions than there are likely answers for, at this time. However, the Association is working non-stop to advocate for the best possible educational solutions during this difficult time.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting in the COVID-19 Era

As schools and campuses continue to return to in-person instruction during the pandemic, questions about the health hazards of cleaning and disinfecting products and protocols continue to arise. Our Cleaning and Disinfecting in the COVID-19 Era fact sheet provides...

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Teacher Evaluations and Remote Learning

The MEA has heard concerns from teachers in some districts that they will be subject to summative evaluations based on their performance while teaching remotely or in hybrid models. MEA believes this would be an inappropriate and ineffective application of the local...

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Color-Coded County Risk Levels

Current Color-Code for Each County The Maine Department of Education instituted a color-code system for the operation of public schools in July. The three-tiered health advisory system is updated at 12:00 pm Friday, on an every two weeks cycle. These recommendations...

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FAQs for Out of State Travel

Source and FMI: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy/faqs The State of Maine, its communities, and its diverse tourism and hospitality industries know that visitors want to travel to locations that are safe and healthy, and they want to enjoy...

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Indoor Air Quality & Ventilation

The following information has been developed by MEA's Director of Collective Bargaining and Research to help local associations understand the issue of air quality and ventilation. For further assistance, please reach out to your MEA UniServ Director. Ventilation...

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Student Debt CARES Act

NEA Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy Did you Know ? ….A Time Sensitive Benefit for YOU Did you know that section 2206 of the CARES Act allows employers to contribute up to $5,250 toward an employee’s student loan balance tax free? This tax-free benefit ends...

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EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE

Eligibility: Leave is available for immediate use, regardless of how long the individual employee has been working for the employer.Full-time employees are entitled to 80 hours of paid sick time (the equivalent of 10 eight-hour days).Part-time employees are entitled...

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