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Falmouth Emergency Management Agency is working with Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency and Maine Center for Disease Control to monitor changes with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. This is an evolving situation and we encourage everyone to check Maine CDC Website at: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/ and U.S. CDC Website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for the most up-to-date information. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Falmouth Emergency Management Agency Director Howard Rice Jr. at 207-781-2610 or [email protected].
- Town of Falmouth Facility Closures, Cancellation, and Status of Services
- Resources for Residents During COVID-19
- May 29, Phased Reopening of Town Offices and Services Continues
- May 15, Town of Falmouth Announces Phased Reopening of Offices and Facilities
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If You Need Medical Attention
Do you have symptoms of Coronavirus? Fever, difficulty breathing, tiredness, dry cough?
Don't immediately go to the hospital. Call your primary care physician or 211.
If you are facing a medical emergency dial 9-1-1.
Do you need mental health care?
Maine Statewide Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)
Mental Health Hotline (NAMI): 1-800-464-5767 (Press 1)
If you are a survivor of domestic violence: Call the Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-866-834-HELP (4357)
Town Services, Offices, & Facilities
- Town of Falmouth Facility Closures, Cancellation, and Status of Services
- Online and Remote Services
- A Guide to Participating in Virtual Town Council Meetings
- Transfer Station and Waste Disposal
- Falmouth Parks, Playgrounds, Trails & Trailhead Parking
- Falmouth Schools Updates
General Assistance, Food Pantry
Falmouth's General Assistance Program
The General Assistance (GA) program in Maine is administered by each municipality in order to provide immediate help to eligible people who do not have enough money for basic needs, such as rent/mortgage, food, heating fuel, medications, non-elective medical care, and other items that are essential to maintain themselves or their families. CLICK HERE for more info.
Falmouth Food Pantry
The Falmouth Food Pantry building is currently closed, but volunteers are still meeting the Pantry's mission of getting food to those in need. Food Pantry volunteers continue to deliver pre-packed boxes of non-perishable food to homes that need food assistance. In addition, the Food Pantry is continuing to distribute food for those who need help. Volunteers will be in front of the Food Pantry building (271 Falmouth Road) on the following Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: June 19, July 3, July 17, August 7, and August 21.
If you have a food emergency, please call the Falmouth Food Pantry emergency line 632-2687 (primary) or 781-2996 (secondary). Leave your name and phone number. The Food Pantry is not accepting food donations at this time nor, given current operations, are they seeking additional volunteers.
At this time the best way to support the Falmouth Food Pantry is through monetary donations. Donations should be made payable to the Falmouth Food Pantry and mailed to: 279 Middle Road, Falmouth, ME 04105. Donations can also be made online via PayPal at:
Additionally, Rivalries restaurant in Falmouth is collecting donations of grocery store gift cards on behalf of the Food Pantry. Safe drop-off is available during opening ours: Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 am-9:00 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am-10:00 pm. Call 747-4020 upon arrival for instructions.
Resources for 55+
The Town of Falmouth has established a Senior Resource Hotline managed by the Falmouth Parks and Community Programs Office. Seniors, caregivers, and family members of seniors may call 207-699-5302 Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-Noon for assistance with non-medical needs. CLICK HERE for our Senior Resource Fact Sheet for more information about this service.
The Town of Falmouth is very aware of the disruption that COVID-19 has caused our local businesses. We want to help where we can. We invite business owners to reach out to Town staff with questions, concerns, and ideas on how we can assist you. Visit our Business Resource webpage for more information and updates.
Please contact: Theo Holtwijk, Director of Long Range Planning and Economic Development, 207-699-5340 or email: [email protected]. In the meantime, we have compiled a Business Resource Fact Sheet which includes a list of resources including information to help your business recover from losses as well as best practices to protect the safety of your customers and the health of your employees.
Resources for Workers
For Unemployment, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), or other info, visit:
For Those with Disabilities
The following resources may prove useful to residents with disabilities.
- Disability Rights Maine: https://drme.org/news/2020/covid-19-resources-for-pwd
- Maine Department of Health and Human Services - Aging and Disability Services: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/Coronavirus-COVID-19.shtml
- Southern Maine Agency on Aging https://www.smaaa.org/covid19.html
- Administration for Community Living https://acl.gov/COVID-19
- US CDC Information for Caregivers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html
Restaurants Offering Carry Out, Curbside, and Delivery
Governor Mills’ most recent Executive Order allows restaurants and food purveyors to remain open for curbside, take-out, and delivery services. Click here for a list of local restaurants currently offering these options. Please note this list is subject to change and it is advisable to call ahead to confirm. Town staff made every effort to ensure this information is correct and up to date. If your establishment is not listed, or information is incorrect, please email changes to: [email protected].
Falmouth Parks and Community Programs offers a variety of ways to stay engaged and even active during this stay at home period. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Many Falmouth residents have inquired about volunteer opportunities to help neighbors during this difficult time. While there are no current needs for volunteers in Falmouth, the Town would like to begin compiling a list of potential volunteers for any future needs that may arise. If interested, please CLICK HERE to sign up as a potential volunteer. By signing up you are only indicating an interest and are not committing to any service at this time.
Governor Mills has also launched a new website outlining ways in which Maine people can support efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The new resource, which will be updated regularly, outlines four predominate ways Maine people can address immediate needs: 1) financial assistance; 2) health care and medical assistance; 3) small business assistance; and 4) connections with family, friends, and neighbors. Visit https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/covid-19/maine-helps for more information.
Resources Regarding COVID-19
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Information
- Maine Center for Disease Control Coronavirus Information
- CDC Resources for Home: Plan, prepare, and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019
- CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- MCDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- CDC Stop the Spread of Germs Fact Sheet
- What to do if you become ill
Older Updates from the Town of Falmouth
- May 1, 2020 Update: Transfer Station and Trailhead Parking Phased Reopening
- April 28, 2020 Letter from Council Chair Amy Kuhn Regarding Reopening Plan for Town Facilities
- April 24 Update: Trails Update, FCP Summer Programming, Food Pantry Pick Up, Property Taxes, Business Resources, Public Meetings
- April 17 Update: Letter from EMA Director Rice, Budget Hearing, Summer Programming
- April 10 Update: A Letter from Falmouth Town Manager, Leaf Bags, & Silver Linings
- April 9 Update: Municipal Elections, Composting Drop Off, Town Council Meeting, Parks & Trails
- April 6, 2020 Update: Governor's Executive Order Suspends Lodging
- April 2, 2020 Update: Trash Bags, Parks & Trailhead Parking, Volunteering
- March 31, 2020 Update: Letter from Chief Kilbride, Trash Bags, Restaurants
- March 30, 2020: A Letter from Falmouth Town Council Chair
- March 29, 2020 Update: Maine Medical Partners Open Respiratory Assessment Center at 5 Bucknam Road
- March 27, 2020 Update: Town Council Meeting, Property Tax, Senior and Business Resources
- March 25, 2020 Update from the Town of Falmouth
- March 24, 2020 Update from the Town of Falmouth
- March 23, 2020 Update: Food Pantry, Town Services, Tonight's Town Council Meeting
- March 20, 2020 Update from Falmouth EMA
- March 17, 2020 Update Regarding Town Services
- March 16, 2020 Update Regarding Town Facility Closures
- March 15, 2020 Update from Falmouth EMA Regarding COVID-19 case in Falmouth
- March 15, 2020 Update Regarding School and Town Facility Closures
- March 14, 2020 Update from Falmouth Public Schools on School Closure
- March 13, 2020 Update on Closures and Cancellations (updated March 15, 2020)
- March 12, 2020 Update
- March 6, 2020; updated March 9, 2020
- February 28, 2020: Town of Falmouth Statement on COVID-19
ABOUT FALMOUTH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
The Town of Falmouth is responsible for the development of an emergency management plan. This plan is in place to help guide management and resources during emergencies. Weather events are the most typical emergency that require such planning. Emergency planning is also in place to provide guidance for other matters of public safety, such as mass outbreaks of viruses that can create conditions deemed to be considered a community-wide emergency. There is an emergency management agency at the federal, state, county, and local levels of government. Falmouth Fire and Emergency Medical Services Chief, Howard Rice, is the Director of the Falmouth Emergency Management Agency (Falmouth EMA).