City of Bangor Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
The City of Bangor continues to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Significant coordination continues among city departments, the Maine CDC, local healthcare providers, and other partners. Department-specific information can be found on this webpage, in addition to relevant state and local partner updates.
The City of Bangor's Department of Public Health & Community Services website provides community-centered public health information. Guidance on cleaning and disinfecting, safe delivery of food and supplies, managing stress and anxiety, and other timely health topics can be found on the site.
For state, federal, and world health information, please go to the following credible sources:
World Health Organization
Cleaning and disinfecting is being performed on all City buses after each route.
Public transportation passengers are MANDATED to wear a face mask per President Biden's Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel. In May, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through September 13, 2021.
Passengers MUST wear masks that completely cover BOTH the MOUTH and NOSE while awaiting, boarding, disembarking, or traveling on airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares as they are traveling into, within, or out of the United States.
PASSENGERS REFUSING TO COMPLY WILL BE DENIED SERVICE.
Passengers will board through the front of the bus, and exit using the rear door.
Visit the BGR website for the most up-to-date travel and airport information.
The Bangor School Department will offer in person learning for all students during the 2021/2022 school year. We will provide limited, interim remote learning through synchronous learning only when needed due to cases of the virus that impact our schools.
The 2021 Reopening of Schools Plan can be found here.
(Disclaimer: The Bangor School Department reserves the right to change this document at any time.)
The Bangor School Department strongly encourages all students and staff to obtain a complete COVID-19 vaccination when eligible. The BSD will conduct vaccination clinics in coordination with local providers. The BSD will also continue to record volunteer vaccination status privately (for contact tracing) and report aggregate numbers publicly. Health information is protected by HIPAA and will only be accessed by school nurses.
The CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required on buses per CDC guidelines. According to the CDC, asymptomatic students who attend school where wearing masks indoors are consistently enforced and who were at least 3 feet away from the individual who tested positive (with no physical contact) in a classroom do not need to be quarantined from the regular school day.
Face shields may be an alternative for those students with medical, behavioral, or other challenges who are unable to wear masks/face coverings. Face shields worn in place of a face covering must cover the eyes, nose, and mouth, and extend below the chin and back to the ears.
Social distancing of 3 feet is recommended. Distancing will not be enforced during brief (<5 minute) transition periods in hallways nor during specific active/cooperative learning activities in class. Distancing is not required outdoors. Unvaccinated staff should maintain 6 feet of distancing from students when compatible with educational needs. Social distancing in cafeterias is not compatible with full return to schools and will not be required.
The Cross Insurance Center is Tickets for events can still be purchased via Ticketmaster.com and by calling 207-561-8333 during normal Box Office hours. Visit the Cross Insurance Center website for more details.
We recognize outdoor play is important for children. Parks and trails remain open with the recommendation to avoid using any equipment. Additional guidelines are as follows:
- Do not use parks or trails if you are feeling sick.
- While on trails, warn others when passing, and step aside to let others pass.
- Keep six feet from others at all times. If this is not possible, users should find an alternate location or depart that space.
The health and safety of everyone in our community is our top priority. Thanks for your cooperation.