The Town of Farmington is doing its very best to support and keep everyone safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to provide you with links and informational resources on State and federal websites to help our community members and our businesses through this difficult time.
Steps have been taken toward keeping COVID-19 away from our community include changes made to the way we conduct business at our Town Office. These changes incorporate CDC recommended COVID-19 prevention measures including keeping appropriate distance between staff and those conducting business, requiring face coverings to be be worn, frequent sanitizing of surfaces and tools. Changes have also been made toward utilizing COVID-19 prevention measures during all Town Meetings and during election activities.
Farmington was awarded financial assistance in this endeavor through a grant from the State of Maine’s Keep Maine Healthy 2020 Municipal COVID-19 Awareness Campaign. This grant provided additonal funds to help protect townspeople and arm businesses with information to comply with State guidelines. Farmington residents were mailed COVID-19 information flyers, and COVID-19 information signs were printed and distributed to Farmington businesses. Also, your local Code Enforcement Officer is always available to answer question or address concerns that you may have.
state actions and proclamations
Links to some of the major actions taken by the State of Maine are provided below.
Comprehensive information through GOVERNOR MILLS COVID-19 RESPONSE.
- November 13 - Given recent public health data, Governor Mills has announced that Massachusetts is no longer exempt from Maine’s quarantine or negative test requirement effective Nov. 16. People coming here from Massachusetts must either quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative COVID-19 test with a sample taken no longer than 72 hours from arrival in Maine. This applies to Maine residents returning from Massachusetts as well.
- November 12 - The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced that the first 10 of up to 65 Walgreens pharmacy locations that will offer free drive-through rapid COVID-19 antigen testing to people in Maine experiencing symptoms of the virus.
- November 4 - Revised indoor gathering limits and strengthening face covering requirements. Read full announcement here.
- November 1- In response to surging cases of COVID-19 in Maine and the nation, Gov. Mills is extending funding for response efforts by municipalities and tribes; postponing the start of indoor service in bars and tasting rooms; and effective Nov. 4, returning indoor gatherings to the prior limit of 50 and ending the testing/quarantine exemption for travel to/from Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Read the full announcement here.
- October 29 - Governor Mills has extended the State of Civil Emergency in Maine through Nov. 27. This allows Maine to draw down critical Federal resources and to deploy all available tools to respond to and contain COVID-19.
- October 6 - Maine has entered Stage 4 of its Restarting Maine's Economy plan, which includes guidance on winter capacity limits for businesses and strengthened measures on wearing cloth face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For more information and ongoing updates for the COVID-19 please check out:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/
Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) https://www.maine.gov/decd/community-development
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Call 211, Maine’s informational helpline, for general information.