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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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.
"The vehicles rolled by in a steady stream, high-end models and compact economy cars, each collecting packages containing three prepared meals.. Butternut squash ravioli. Sweet and sour meatballs. New England clam chowder. And a mini bundt cake donated by a local retailer. All neatly stacked in a white plastic bag. A volunteer placed the packages in the back seat or trunk. Some drivers picked up additional meals for family members or friends." This is how an PPH reporter, Kelly Bouchard, describes the scene in Scarborough, as Community Services and SMAA partner to get meals to seniors. >>READ MORE
To help support the great dedication and drive shared by its friends and community partners, SMAA will serve as a pass-through agent, helping to disseminate these new CARES funds by making one-time Mini-Grants to organizations delivering vital support services to vulnerable residents of York and Cumberland Counties. Funds will be distributed through a competitive grant application process. Organizations may apply for one-time grants of up to $7,500. >>MORE
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law March 27, 2020, provides additional funding to states, territories and tribes for the various programs authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965.
Friends of Project GRACE, including the Loyal Order of the Moose and Town & Country Federal Credit Union, have donated funds to help Project GRACE distribute simple health kits with 2 masks, 2 pairs of gloves, and a 2oz bottle of hand sanitizer. The donation is also being used to offer masks at two 'help yourself' locations: one at the Scarborough Public Library and one at the Post Office at Oak Hill. Be well, everyone! If you'd like to help keep the Post Office station supplied with masks, please get in touch!
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). Town staff will make all the calls, and the Town won't share this number with any other group.
Meals on Wheels will continue to be delivered at this time. Extra frozen meals (storm packs—just like in a snowstorm) will be delivered to all Meals on Wheels participants and SMAA has ordered shelf-stable packs that will also go out to MOWs participants in the coming weeks. Please contact SMAA to arrange for a home-delivered meal, especially for any senior who was attending Community Cafes for lunch.