Escape from Tarkov server status is a deciding factor in whether or not players will be able to enjoy the game. Because Escape from Tarkov is only playable with a connection to the internet, no servers means nothing to do.
When the servers went down for maintenance Saturday, many players were frustrated both by the surprise and by the uncertainty about the cause. Here's how you can find out for yourself if Escape from Tarkov's servers are down.
Escape from Tarkov Server Status: How to Check if Tarkov is Available
Your first move when the Tarkov servers are not responding should be to head to the developer's official Twitter account. If there are no tweets there about planned downtime, you can safely assume the connectivity problems are not a result of actions by the developer.
Assuming you accessed the Twitter account using your internet connection, you can likely also rule out your own connection as the source of the problem.
If you still can't connect, try checking a third party downtime detector such as DownDetector. There, players will report connection troubles themselves, creating an aggregate view of the servers' availability.