The CDC has confirmed 3 presumptive positive and 3 preliminary presumptive positive cases in Maine. As a result, Falmouth Schools Superintendent Geoff Bruno has announced the closure of Falmouth Public Schools for two weeks starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. Regular updates from the school can be found at: www.falmouthschools.org.
- Before/After School Care located at the Mason-Motz Activity Center will also be closed starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.
- The Falmouth Co-op Pre-school located at the Mason-Motz Activity Center will also be closed starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27.
- The Falmouth Food Pantry will be closed staring Monday, March 16, until further notice. The Falmouth Food Pantry is an independent non-profit entity. Food Pantry leadership has asked the Town of Falmouth to notify Food Pantry clients to use the emergency contact telephone numbers if they are experiencing a food emergency. Those numbers are 632-2687 and 781-2996.
- Town Hall on Falmouth Road and the Public Works building on Woods Road will be closed to the public on Monday, March 16 to allow staff to put procedures in place for continuing public services while practicing social distancing. Please note, most services offered at Town Hall can be completed online.
- An update regarding Town building and facility closures and cancellations can be found here.
As noted in previous updates, this is a rapidly evolving situation. The Falmouth Emergency Management Team is closely monitoring the situation. We will continue to provide regular updates to the community through E-Alerts, social media, and our Emergency Management webpage.
Decisions made by the Falmouth Emergency Management Team will continue to be guided by the following priorities:
- The safety of our residents, especially the seniors in our community and those residents with underlying health issues which make them particularly vulnerable to illness.
- Implementing “social distancing” policies and practices as recommended by the U.S. CDC. Social distancing involves limiting mass gatherings, not congregating in large groups, and maintaining distance from others to limit the ability of the virus to spread.
- Maintaining a healthy work environment for our first responders and front-line employees, so they can perform their critical duties and continue to serve and protect our community.
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