ScarboroughHelps.org is piloting a new collaborative opportunity! Nonprofits contribute a lot to Maine and to our community. Several local nonprofits will be sharing a tent at the Scarborough Farmers' Market, which meets every Sunday morning (9-1) June through October, in the parking lot in front of Town Hall, Route 1. Come see us - learn more about nonprofits building community in Scarborough! If you are a leader of a Scarborough nonprofit, contact the Scarborough Public Library/Lucy Norvell, Project GRACE/Steffi Cox, or farmers' market co-founder, Marla Zando, for more info and to reserve a spot in the tent.
The Biden administration is expanding access to at-home Covid-19 tests. Beginning this month, the government will mail up to 4 rapid antigen test kits to all US residential addresses. The tests are free and will ship in 7-12 days, To sign up, visit covidtests.gov and fill out the online form. If you need a test more quickly, contact your health provider, visit Maine's Covid info page, or call the hotline at 1-888-445-4111. The hotline can also help you find clinics offering vaccines and booster shots.
As of early August, the U.S. CDC is recommending that people in Cumberland County wear face coverings in public indoor settings. Per updated guidance, people in counties with “substantial” or “high” levels of COVID-19 community transmission are advised to wear face coverings in public indoor settings. U.S.CDC updates information daily (Click Here to view).
There are no new restrictions effective while doing business in Scarborough Town offices. The Town will continue to assess the State trends and follow CDC guidance as any changes occur.
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ScarboroughHelps.org is taking a break. We'll be back if/when the need arises.
In the meantime, if you are a resident of Scarborough looking to give or get help, please contact Project GRACE or the Town of Scarborough, Maine or visit the resource guide at the Scarborough Public Library. Additional resources for Mainers can be found at 211Maine.org or at your local town office or public library.
We all want to make sure all our neighbors have what they need to stay healthy and safe. Any senior (over 65) Scarborough resident who would benefit from a weekly check-in phone call can use this Google form to be added to the Town of Scarborough's call list (or call 730-4150 to sign up). Sign ups are confidential, and the Town won't share this number with any other group.
Gov. Janet Mills issued a new mask mandate for Mainers as cases of COVID-19 continue rise in Maine. The governor’s executive order replaces and is more comprehensive than the order that has been in place since July. The new mask mandate requires we wear a mask most places that we go outside of our own homes and yards – even if we can physically distance from others. >>Q&A Additionally, owners and operators of all indoor public settings in Maine must now post plainly visible signs notifying entrants of the requirement to wear cloth face coverings, and may deny service or entry for non-compliance. (Exemptions continue for those who have serious medical conditions or are unable to remove a mask without assistance.)
If you live or work in Scarborough and need a mask, contact Project GRACE.
This year on Halloween, there's another tricky monster lurking: the coronavirus. But there are tips and tricks for having a fun and safe Halloween holiday. The CDC just unveiled their Halloween guidelines, and here's a link to their interactive site . The pandemic has changed almost everything … but not our love for the fun, fright, and delight of Halloween.