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.
The return to school will be different than usual, but one thing's for certain: kids will need school supplies at home as well as at school. Project GRACE and friends are gearing up to give families a helping hand. The usual items will be needed: new sturdy backpacks, pencils and paper, erasers, markers, glue and tape (check out the list of what's needed). This school year we also hope to offer personal hygiene items like hand sanitizer, hand soap, and masks.
Mark your calendar for our town's drive-thru drop off on August 30th (2pm - 3pm) at the Scarborough Town Hall / Public Safety parking lot (275 US Route One). Volunteers will be standing by to receive donations curbside! Or make a gift today to Project GRACE to sponsor a child's backpack.
If you are worried about feeding your kids, email email@example.com or leave a message for School Nutrition at 730-4700 to sign up for the "backpack" program. Also, area food pantries including Scarborough’s are remaining open and are providing curbside service.
The Wayside Food Program, South Portland Food Cupboard, Scarborough Food Pantry, Town of Scarborough, and Project GRACE are working together to provide additional food for the families getting support from the School Nutrition backpacks program. Personnel from Scarborough Public Works helped with the first delivery of boxes of food to Wentworth; South Portland Food Cupboard donated perishables; and Wayside Foods will be supplying perishable and nonperishable foods, including fresh milk, to the backpacks program.