Brunswick COVID-19 Information

Brunswick COVID-19 Information

Brunswick COVID-19 Information                          (Updated 05-29-2020)

The Town of Brunswick is working closely with federal, state and local partners to monitor and respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. 

Effective June 1, 2020, Town Hall will open to the public on a LIMITED basis, to conduct required in-person transactions:

  • New vehicle registrations
  • New boat registrations

Please note that a facial covering will be required to enter Town Hall. 

Whenever possible, please continue to conduct transactions over the phone, online and by mail.  Please call for information and assistance.

Vehicle Registrations -- Under Governor Mills’ Executive Order 18: "An Order Extending Compliance Dates Under Certain Motor Vehicle Laws", motor vehicle and trailer registrations (including temporary registrations) that expire DURING the state of emergency (which began March 15th) will be extended until 30 days following the termination of the state of emergency.  This date is currently July 11, 2020. The Town of Brunswick is currently offering limited registration services for those unable to use the online services.  Please see Vehicle Registration Services During COVID-19 for more information.

Property Taxes -- The Town Council voted to extend the property tax due date by one month to May 15th. The Town Council recognizes that individuals and families are struggling financially and this change is aimed at providing some measure of relief.

Trash Bags -- On Monday, March 30, 2020, the Town Council voted to temporarily suspend the pay-as-you-throw program until June 1, 2020. This means you can use other types of trash bags instead of the blue bags for your trash. However, if it is not an economic hardship for you to purchase the blue bags, the Council strongly encourages you to continue using them.

Executive Order 49: An Order to Stay Safer at Home - Governor Mills issued an Executive Order on Wednesday, April 29th. The new ’Stay Safer at Home Order,’ will allow Maine people to visit businesses or participate in activities that are deemed safe to open under Stage 1 of the reopening plan. The Order extends through May 31, 2020 but is subject to change.

Stage 1, May -- Stage 1 contemplates a continued prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people as well as the continued quarantine of all people entering Maine for a period of 14 days. All businesses that have been open may remain open. At-risk people should stay home when possible. 

In addition:

  • If employees are able to work from home, they should continue to do so. This includes State of Maine employees. 
  • Professional services, such as legal services, should continue to be done remotely. 
  • Construction firms should deploy additional Personal Protective Equipment and other safety measures on job sites.

COVID-19 Prevention Checklists for Phase 1 business are now available on the Maine Department of Economic & Community Development website. General and industry-specific checklists are available to identify best practices for safely operating your business during COVID-19. In order to open, businesses must commit to complying with requirements of these checklists by filling out this short online form

Visit Mid Coast Hospital’s coronavirus web page

Visit the MaineHealth’s coronavirus web page.

Please click on the following links for more information:

Town of Brunswick
Town of Brunswick Closings
Maine CDC
US CDC
World Health Organization

If your questions cannot be answered from the information on these websites please call the State of Maine Info Line @ 211.