Maine COVID Training for Businesses

Maine is currently in Phase 3 of its staged approach to reopening, which has allowed most businesses to reopen but maintains the prohibition of gatherings of more than 50 people. The state has published checklists of COVID guidelines by industry that must be adhered to by all businesses. To reopen, businesses must submit a form to the Maine DECD in which they commit to complying with the outlined COVID requirements.


As part of those requirements, all businesses must enforce social distancing and hygiene best practices, employee self-screening for COVID symptoms, and operations plans that promote a low touch workplace. Businesses in essential services and the food services industry are also required to provide employee training on Maine's COVID guidelines, such as PPE usage, disinfecting protocols, health monitoring, and more. Failure to comply can result in fines of up to $1,000.


Opus has developed COVID training programs that comply with both Maine COVID guidelines and OSHA safety requirements. Opus's text-based training is accessible to your employees and enables you to promote a safe workplace for your staff and customers.

ME COVID Guidelines

Maine's COVID guidelines and requirements vary by industry. The following protocols are required for all food services and essential services workers.

Health & safety

PPE provided by employer to employees

Masks worn by employees to enter

Masks worn by customers to enter

Temperature check for employees to enter

Temperature checks for customers to enter

Health screening for employee

Illness reporting by employee

Illness reporting by customer

Planning & procedure

Social distancing (at least 6 ft) by employees and customers

COVID training for employees

COVID preparedness plan

Visible signage about COVID protocols

Contact tracing plan

Indoor dining

For restaurants

Indoor dining is permitted in all restaurants, but there can be no more than 50 people in a room and the maximum party size is eight people. Social distancing guidelines must be upheld. Bars and tasting rooms are not open for indoor service.

Data as of 9/21/2020

COVID Citations in Maine

Governor Mills put into place fines of up to $1,000 and up to 60 days in jail for businesses not following Maine COVID guidelines.

7 businesses in Maine have already received fines for COVID citations

As of 9/9/2020

Opus COVID Training

Opus provides high-impact COVID training for employees delivered over text message. Our COVID training program is based on the latest OSHA, CDC, and WHO guidelines and directly addresses Maine COVID requirements, with trainings on:

Face coverings and gloves

Social distancing at work

Customer service during COVID

Health screenings

Reporting illness

Personal hygiene & coming to work

How it works

Sign Up Quickly and Securely

Managers invite employees to training via mobile. Employees sign up over text message or WhatsApp.

Get Micro-Lessons Daily

At the start of each workday, employees complete 3-minute micro-lessons.

Acknowledge and Reward

Your team learns quickly and gets personalized, digital certificates. So does your business!

Supporting businesses through reopening

"Opus was an integral resource in our reopening. The ability to get our staff trained and up to speed quickly was critical in this uncertain and ever changing environment. The seamless use of text as a training and educational format is effective and efficient for employees from all parts of our business."

Aldy, Owner
Perry's Restaurants, San Francisco Bay Area

Training Thousands of Employees Up and Down the Supply Chain

Prioritize safe reopening

$4 per employee/month billed annually

$5 per employee billed monthly

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