April 28th

Businesses Open & Providing Services in Boothbay Region – View Live Document
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Payment Protection Program
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April 5th

LOCAL RESOURCES FOR BOOTHBAY REGION
Food Resources

AOS 98: School Lunch Monday-Friday 11:30-12:30

  • Curbside pickup
    • Boothbay Region Elementary School Main Entrance
    • Southport Central School Main Entrance
    • Edgecomb Eddy School Main Entrance
    • Boothbay Town Office parking lot- look for the bus
    • Boothbay Harbor YMCA parking lot- look for the bus

Boothbay Region Food Pantry: Fleet Davies 350-2962

  • Fridays 11:30-1:30
  • Delivery available, call ahead
  • Updates provided on Facebook page

Boothbay Region YMCA:

  • Andy Hamblett 633-2855
  • Student Weekend Lunch-Curbside Pickup
  • 11:30-12:30, Saturday and Sunday

Food for Thought: Hannah Corkum 350-1743

(Healthy snack options for the weekend)

  • In-home delivery every Fridays

Hannaford Supermarket (7am – 9 pm):

  • Manager-Nikki Emerson 633-6465
  • Senior Shopping Time: Tue-Thurs, 6-7am

Meals on Wheels:

  • (elderly in-home meal delivery) Mary Lou Koskela  633-5761

Wiscasset Food Pantry882-9088

Other:

Whats Opened, Whats Closed?

Pharmacies:
Other Local Resources:
Health Care Facilities
Mental Health

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April 2nd

As we are deep into our third week of social distancing and away from work and jobs, it is fair to say, many of us are experiencing at least some degree of cabin fever! With guidelines now being extended until the end of April both statewide and across the nation, it is important that we look to ways to keep busy and creatively occupy ourselves.

It is also more important than ever to be compassionate and think about how we can help others, in particular, those on the front lines – our healthcare workers, supermarket staff etc. Many are making donations of food and gifts, thinking of ways we can give back and pay it forward . Please consider donating to relief funds or trusted local nonprofits, contributing to the health care response, safely supporting your local businesses and community organizations, and connecting virtually to ensure your social bonds remain strong.

Many local businesses are also beginning to think of ways they can adapt and change to allow them to weather the current storm while all around is uncertain. Restaraunts are creating dedicated to-go menus while others are using this time to update & enhance their websites and promote online ordering & shipping. With the passing of the $2.2 Trillion Stimulus Bill there will be funds available to help businesses get through this. With massive layoffs statewide, there is also relief at hand for employees who will now find it easier than ever to get unemployment.

Stay Healthy at Home Directive

Governor Mills new’ “ Stay Healthy at Home ” Executive Order takes effect today and requires that Maine people remain at home unless to leave for an essential job or an essential activity. The Executive Order will last until at least April 30, 2020. The Governor may amend, rescind, or renew this timeline at her discretion. ” Because saving lives will depend on us,” said Governor Mills. “I implore you – look to yourself, your family, your friends, your loved ones, your neighbors on the front lines, first responders and health care workers fighting the virus, those who can’t stay home; the children who live around the corner, the farmer who grows your food, the grocer and the pharmacist who sell you goods, the teachers who are missing their kids; the fisherman, the sailor, the truck driver, the janitor, the waitress at your favorite diner; these are the people you are protecting by staying home. This is who you are saving.”

Here are some answers to questions about the Governor’s new stay at home order.

Stay safe!

 

Resources: Below are some resources to guide us through this crisis.

 

Apply For Assistance:
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Get Creative:

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March 24th

Thankfully, we are seeing a lot of excellent information out there and being shared about how to remain safe and avoid the spread of COVID-19.

I think it is also important that we all try to avoid the panic that is often associated with times such as this. While it is stressful, it is important to continue looking out for our friends and neighbors, to be kind to each other, smile at a stranger and overall not lose sight of our humanity. To remain strong, our community needs to support each other. If we continue to do this, we will come out stronger at the other end. We encourage individuals to support their local and small businesses in a number of ways:

  • Use delivery, take-out and curbside services when available.
  • Pay vendors such as caterers now for events that have been postponed due to the virus.
  • Buy gift cards to retailers, restaurants, shops, and movie, concert and theater venues.
  • Purchase class passes for fitness studios, gyms and more.
  • Purchase local merchandise online from retailers, breweries, restaurants, etc., including shirts, hats, books, signs, and more.

Also, we encourage you to observe Gov. Mills guidelines (updated March 24th) for non-essential businesses to close for the time being in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus Statewide while we can. The Order extends for a period of 14 days through April 8, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. Doing this now, will enable us to recover quicker and hopefully avoid further extreme restrictions. 

Helpful Resources

Below are some helpful resources to guide you & your business through this Crisis:

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National:

Resources for Business:

Resources for individuals:

Resources for Parents: