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Mar 17

Bridgton monitoring COVID-19, takes steps to limit spread

Posted on March 17, 2020 at 12:46 PM by Tony Plante

Effective March 17, 2020 the Town of Bridgton is making changes to the ways people access some municipal services. Board and committee meetings are being held as scheduled and the town offices remain open, but are limiting transactions to one customer at a time. Some offices are "by appointment only" with no walk-ins (code enforcement, community development). The public are encouraged to use online services, phone, and email wherever possible. A secure drop box is located at the main entrance of the town offices for payments.

General assistance applications are being taken only by phone as of March 17. While the Bridgton Recreation Department has cancelled programs through March 31 (including all Town Hall Gym programs) and the Old Town Hall is closed, registrations are being accepted for spring and summer programs. Spring sports and after-school programs have been suspended until further notice, though the intent is still to have spring programming and sports.

The transfer station remains open but will implement measures to limit exposure, and staff will not be permitted to help unload vehicles.

Members of the public are urged to sign up for notifications, stay informed through official sources such as US and Maine CDC, and the Maine 211 hotline.


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