COVID-19 Update 6-1-21

Covid 19 update

To the Residents of North Berwick:

In keeping with the Governor’s mandates, the Town of North Berwick will begin the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions beginning June 7, 2021.

Capacity Restrictions:  All buildings and properties will once again be open to the Public with no capacity restrictions.

Masks:  In keeping with Maine and Federal CDC guidance, vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask or face covering unless they desire to do so.  Non-vaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering and the Town encourages all non-vaccinated individuals to become vaccinated.

Transfer Station – The Transfer Station will remain open for normal hours. The free house will be reopened.  Payments for Demo and Bags will continue to be processed through a payment window on the Recycling Building (Follow Signs).

Recreation – The Community Center will remain closed through the summer months and not available for rentals as the Town will be utilizing the Center for the Summer Camp program.  All other parks and playgrounds are open to the Public.

Town Office – The Town Office will be reopened. There will be no need to utilize the door bell to enter the building.  The Town will continue to keep 2 Work Stations opened. Plexiglass screens will remain in place at all workstations.  Office hours will remain as Monday-Thursday 8 am to 4 pm and Friday 8 am to 1 pm for the summer months.  

Please remember that it is possible to re-register vehicles and boats and get hunting and fishing licenses online. There are links on the Town website at https://www.townofnorthberwick.org.  Please use these online services. 

Burn Permits:  Burn Permits are available at no cost online at http://www.wardensreport.com.

Boards and CommitteesAll Board and Committee meetings are to resume as scheduled.

Mill Field Festival:  Due to the restriction in place when the Festival Committee was beginning the planning of the 2021 Festival and that the Town had heard from a few “big” vendors that they would not be attending this year. So, after weighing that and everything else that goes into a successful yearly festival such as: planning time, funds, volunteers, craft vendors, food vendors and then add in the Maine COVID 19 guidelines and protocols the North Berwick Board of Selectman decided to err on the side caution and safety first.   The Town will look to hold a Fall Festival after we have had the opportunity to see what restrictions will be in place as we move through the summer months.  We very much look forward to the 2022 Mill Field Festival and all that it brings to our wonderful community! It will be needed more than ever.

The Board of Selectmen appreciate your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience the restrictions may cause.  The Goal is to protect employees, volunteers and the general public while still providing essential services. The Town will continue to monitor the situation and this may lead to changes as the situation warrants.

Sincerely,
North Berwick Board of Selectmen
Dwayne Morin, Town Manager