Town of Raymond ~ COVID-19 Mask & Building Updated Policies

 

December, 2021

In efforts to help keep our employees and citizens healthy and to help end the pandemic, the Town of Raymond will follow guidelines and best practices set by the Federal and State CDC regarding COVID-19.  Policies will be reviewed and updated as necessary and distributed to all employees.

 

The Town of Raymond is making the following policy changes:

 

Use of Face Mask:

 

We are asking all visitors and employees entering any of the town facilities to please wear a face mask regardless of vaccination status.  Employees may take masks office when they are seated at their desks with no visitors around.   

 

With COVID-19 positive cases at a record high in Maine and the Delta and Omricon variants we want to take every precaution to keep our employees and citizens safe.  

 

If you need a face mask, we have them available at the door.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation of this policy. 

 

Opening of Town Buildings:

All protective barriers, such as plexiglass dividers will remain in place.  Continued daily sanitation procedures can be relaxed in all facilities, but efforts need to be made to keep workplace and common areas clean.

 

The Fire Department buildings will continue to remain closed to the public until a date to be determined.

 

All residents are encouraged to follow self-watch guidelines, seek medical care when necessary and stay at home if possible as the State of Maine is still under a Medical State of Emergency.

   

The public is encouraged to get information and updates via the town’s electronic sign, website, Facebook, and the RoadRunner newsletter.

 

All Town owned public places such as Raymond Beach and Veterans Memorial Park are open, including Tassel Top Park and Beach. 

 

This plan will be updated as needed. We appreciate your continued cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

Town Office Transactions via online

 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Help or add to phone tree list to check on Raymond families and individuals who may need help or who are at high-risk.  

 

Looking to Help Others in Need?: Raymond Community Assistance Fund - Money donated to the Community Assistance Fund is used for residents to help with fuel, utilities and basic needs. To contribute please send a check made out to Raymond Community Assistance to 401 Webbs Mills Rd, Raymond ME 04071. 

Raymond Food Pantry - Located at the Lakes Region Bapist Church, 1273 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond ME 04071. The food pantry is open the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 4pm - 6pm. 

 

 

 

Raymond Public Health Notice

 

Get Ready for Coronavirus (COVID-19) NOW

 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

 

Updates & Resources  Maine Municipal Association

 

USA CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

USA NIH (National Institutes of Health) https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

 

Cumberland County Food Security Council https://www.ccfoodsecurity.org/covid-19-coronavirus-information.html

 

Maine Small Business Guide

 

 

 

 

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available through your local health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

 

  • Wash your hands frequently- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Maintain social distancing - Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth - Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene - Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. If you travel in public to get medical care wear a mask and avoid touching things to protect others from exposure to the virus.
  • Don't travel to area with known outbreaks.

These tips will help you and your family stay protected not only by the COVID-19 virus but also the flu and other diseases.

 

If you are in need of a fabric face mask, please contact the Raymond Health Officer (contact information below). Raymond has a generous citizen that has offered to make and donate masks to other Raymond residents.

 

Raymond Health Officer:

Cathy Gosselin, Deputy Chief

Raymond Fire Rescue Department

cathy.gosselin@raymondmaine.org or COVID19@raymondmaine.org - 207-655-1187

 

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