Communication to Residents (COVID-19)

Updated 05-19-2020

Municipal buildings are closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide schedule updates as necessary. 

Governor Mills’ administration has prepared a plan to gradually and safely restart Maine’s economy. The plan establishes four gradual stages of reopening, the first of which begins on May 1st. Designed with input from public health and industry experts, this staged approach will allow Maine businesses to safely open when the time is right, and stay open by following reasonable, practical guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and customers. Restarting Maine’s Economy Booklet (PDF) provides a comprehensive overview of the four stage plan as well as the guiding principals used while establishing the plan.

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. 

Vehicle Registrations -- Please be aware that 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.

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, May 19, 2020, the Town Council voted to reinstate the pay-as-you-throw program effective June 1, 2020. This means you will again be required to use the blue bags for your trash as of June 1.

CLICK HERE to read the Emergency Proclamation and Order of the Town Manager dated April 30, 2020 and extending through June 1, 2020.

CLICK HERE to read the Emergency Proclamation and Order of the Town Manager dated April 27, 2020 and extending through May 4, 2020.

CLICK HERE to read the Emergency Proclamation and Order of the Town Manager dated April 21, 2020 and extending through April 27, 2020.

CLICK HERE to read the Emergency Proclamation and Order of the Town Manager dated April 6, 2020 and extending through April 21, 2020.

CLICK HERE to read the Emergency Proclamation and Order of the Town Manager dated March 30, 2020 and extending through April 6, 2020.

CLICK HERE to read the Emergency Proclamation and Order of the Town Manager dated March 23, 2020. Brunswick adopts civil state of emergency, effective shelter-in-place order. Under the order, all stores or businesses outside of a list of 27 "essential" industries, must close. The order lasts for 7 days and is renewable.

CLICK HERE for the press release from the Town of Brunswick dated March 17, 2020. In summary, all municipal buildings will be closed to the public effective at noon on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and will remain closed through at least March 27th (subject to extension). Employees will work to serve the public by e-mail, telephone and through the website.

CLICK HERE for the press release from the Town of Brunswick dated March 16, 2020. In summary, Brunswick Public Schools, Recreation Center, Visitors Center, Curtis Memorial Library, and People Plus are closed through March 27th -- if not beyond. 

CLICK HERE for the Town of Brunswick COVID-19 Response and Protocols as of March 16, 2020.

Brunswick Explorer -- Reduced services to one bus running from 8AM to 4PM until Monday, April 27th. Four round trips will be made daily with the last trip leaving Sweetser heading west at 3PM. All trips to and from The Landing will be by request only during this time. CLICK HERE for the most up to date information concerning the Brunswick Explorer Transportation Service.

About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is a virus that recently emerged in December 2019 in China. Like the flu, it primarily affects the lungs and includes symptoms such as fever, cough & shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. While some cases can be mild, some persons may develop more serious complications, and in some cases the virus can be fatal. 

Friday, March 13th, President Trump declared a national emergency over coronavirus. Under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act which was signed into law in 1988, declaring a national emergency triggers aid that provides states and localities with financial, technical, and logistical support during emergency events that overwhelm their capacity to respond. Under the Stafford Act, the government will assist Maine in handling the situation. 

Sunday, March 15th, Governor Mills declared a state of emergency, giving the state access to federal funding as well as providing the administration more flexibility to respond to the outbreak. Read the news release from Governor Mills office.

These simple precautions will help prevent the spread of the flu and other respiratory illnesses:

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, using a tissue or the inside of your elbow
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water frequently and use hand sanitizer
  • If you have a fever or feel sick, stay home and call your healthcare provider

COVID-19 Questions & Answers:

  1. What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?        CDC Fact Sheet #1
  2. What are some of the facts about COVID-19?                                                  CDC Fact Sheet# 2
  3. How can I prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19?         COVID-19 Stop Spread of Germs
  4. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?                                                              COVID-19 Symptoms
  5. What should I do if I get sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?   Sick with COVID-19 - Best Practices
  6. How is the CDC preparing and protecting communities?                               COVID-19 CDC Preparation