I wanted to update you on our current plans for providing in person service and having staff continue to work from home. We have been following developments in the state very closely, and have been looking at guidance from a range of sources. Based on our assessment, for the month of June we will continue our current practice of serving as many people as possible by phone/Zoom/other virtual platform. During this period, our Spruce Street, Biddeford and Kittery offices will remain closed to the public. While virtual service remains the rule of thumb, there are some areas where we will be expanding in person service. For example, Nasson is expanding routine in-person medical and dental care, and Transportation is resuming most services to their pre-COVID levels.
Also, for the month of June staff who are currently working from home will continue to work from home. We know that some staff will continue to need to come into the office to print, scan, etc., Departments will continue to coordinate this so no more than one person from each Department is in the office at a time. Please remember that staff who work in the office must comply with YCCAC’s health safety guidelines (wear a mask in common areas, practice social distancing, practice good hygiene, do not come to the office if you have a fever or other COVID-19 like symptoms).
We will continue to monitor the situation. Any changes we make in the future will be based on measurable benchmarks, such as the number of active COVID cases/rate of spread, and having adequate capacity in Maine for testing and contact tracing.
Thank you again for everything you are doing every single day to help the individuals and families in York County during this crisis – and at a very difficult time for all of us. We are an incredible organization full of caring people, and we have been a model for how to respond to the pandemic.
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact Barb or me if you have any questions.