Cumberland Responds to COVID-19 - Updated April 2nd

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Town Hall services remain suspended until further notice. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate department from the list below. When you visit their page, click on the recipient's name, and submit the "Contact" form. This will be emailed directly to that employee.

-Clerk’s Office
-Prince Memorial Library
-Public Works

If you can't determine which department to contact, please email Eliza Porter and she will put you in touch with the correct person.Thank you for your continued understanding and patience as we are learning how to navigate these challenging times!

Stay Healthy at Home
On Tuesday, March 31st Governor Janet Mills issued a series of substantial new mandates to protect public health and safety in the face of COVID-19, including a Stay Healthy at Home directive that requires people living in Maine to stay at home at all times unless for an essential job or an essential personal reason, such as obtaining food, medicine, health care, or other necessary purposes.
The Executive Order took effect on April 2nd at 12:01 a.m. and will last until at least April 30, 2020. The Governor may amend, rescind, or renew this timeline at her discretion. The Governor also extended the closure of restaurants and bars statewide for dine-in customers until at least April 30, 2020 to align with today’s Executive Order. Read the full Executive Order here.

Cumberland Community Updates

  • Community Food Pantry: The Community Food Pantry will be open to our customers (Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester) on ALL Fridays from 2-6pm. They have adopted a new system to keep everyone safe. It will be a drive up service, where groceries will be delivered to your car. Please remain in your car unless instructed otherwise by a staff members. We are in a rationing mode and will do our best to supply as many items as we can to your family!
    Donations can be made to the Food Pantry in the shopping carts located at the front entrance of Town Hall or checks (made payable to Community Food Pantry) can be mailed to: ATTN: Community Food Pantry, 290 Tuttle Road Cumberland, ME 04021.
  • Town Parks will remain open! You can find a list of all of the parks here!
  • Val Halla: The State has deemed golf courses as a non-essential business and is therefore requiring all golf courses to close operations until after April 30th. Val Halla maintenance staff will remain operational during this time, however, playing golf will be strictly prohibited. This includes use of the driving range, putting greens, and all on-course play. The course is closed to ALL pedestrian use. Read the message from Superintendent, Toby Young, here. 
  • Town Buildings (Town Hall, Police, and Fire/EMS buildings) closed to the public until further notice.
  • Prince Memorial Library Prince Memorial Library has discontinued its curbside delivery of library materials. If you have library materials, we ask that you hold onto them until we are able to accept them at the library. Do not worry about overdue materials during this time! You can continue to access online materials through our website, Stay in touch with their Facebook page and through email. Together, we will do our best to meet your library needs!
  • MSAD #51 MSAD #51 is now closed through May 1st. MSAD #51 will be operating a bagged meal program for ALL children 18 & under free of charge. Meals will be packaged to take home and can be picked up at Mabel I. Wilson School between 10:00am-12:00pm Monday - Friday. Click here, for more information.
  • Community Recreation Aftercare program will be suspended until school resumes. Read updates from Recreation Director, Pete Bingham, here! 
  • All non-essential board, committee, and community meetings have been cancelled.
  • Trash and Recycling collection will continue on its normal schedule! At this time, the green town trash bags are still required.
  • Motor Vehicle Registrations - The Maine State Legislature passed temporary provisions due to the State, County, and Town Office closures. The following registrations have been extended 30 days after the end of the State of Emergency: Motor Vehicle Registrations,  ATV Registrations, Watercraft Registration, and Dog Registrations.
  • Senior Shopping Support - Cumberland has launched a program to assist our senior neighbors with grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic. This will allow our older residents to take extra precautions during this time and to not worry about going to the store. 

    If you could benefit from this program, please call 207-558-9137 to get signed up!
     Read more about it here.

Best Practices from the CDC
What are some of the steps we can do personally?
  • Stay home when you are sick! Staying home when ill prevents the spread of infections to others.
  • Use good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene in all community settings, including homes, childcare facilities, schools, workplaces and other places where people gather. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and put the used tissue in a waste basket. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (with at least 60-95% alcohol).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth: Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
If you are experiencing or showing signs of fever, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulty, or have been in contact with someone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your doctor’s office immediately and stay home to await further instruction.

Additional Information from the CDC