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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Using grant funds from the United Way of Greater Portland’s COVID-19 Community Relief Fund, two dozen totes with basic necessities, including a gallon of water, snack food, hand sanitizer, toothbrush & toothpaste, soap, and wipes were distributed by public safety in areas in Scarborough known to have a homeless population. These totes will also be available for officers to use as needed. “This certainly is no long-term solution to the growing homelessness in our town,” Dembski-Martin remarks. “However, I am hopeful as we circulate these bags we can also have genuine dialogues, helping to figure out other unmet needs and possible solutions.” >>MORE
Town of Scarborough, Scarborough Police Department, and Project GRACE Jointly Awarded $15,000 Grant from United Way's COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
United Way of Greater Portland has awarded $259,073 in the second round of grants from the Greater Portland COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to 25 local nonprofits, schools, and faith-based groups on the frontlines working with individuals and families disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Project GRACE, Scarborough Police Department and Scarborough General Assistance were jointly awarded a generous and timely $15,000 grant that builds on our community's very long and successful history of working together to give a neighbor a helping hand when it is most needed. These are difficult times for everyone, and this grant will allow the three agencies to respond to urgent and immediate needs due to the COVID-19 crisis.
With the recent order from the Governor requiring face coverings in public places where social distancing is difficult, Scarborough public safety, public works, and town staff are in need of homemade masks to be able to perform routine tasks, particularly when they restart town services. If you have the ability to help, please contact Deputy Chief Rich C. Kindelan at (207) 730-4203 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or email us via our "Give Help" form. Pick up can be arranged so you don't have to travel, and drop-off locations include:
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.