For Immediate Release
June 30, 2021
Contact: Angel Matson, Public Information Coordinator
BANGOR, MAINE- The City of Bangor will resume in-person City Council meetings and committee meetings beginning July 1st. Meetings will be held at City Hall in Council Chambers and will be open to the public. The schedule of meetings can be found at bangormaine.gov/calendar.
The City Manager's March 16, 2020 proclamation declaring a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted on July 7th, seven days after the Governor's declared civil state of emergency is over. Maine’s State of Civil Emergency will end June 30, 2021.
Masking will no longer be required inside most City offices; however, it is strongly recommended that those who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear a mask and practice physical distancing. According to the Maine CDC, officials will continue “to recommend, though not require, that unvaccinated people – including those under 12 who are not yet eligible for a COVID vaccine – wear face coverings indoors.” Schools and child care settings may require face coverings, as may some businesses.
The City will continue to retain protective barriers, such as plexiglass, that were put in place in many public-facing settings.
Per federal regulations, masks are still required at Bangor International Airport and on Community Connector transit buses.
Those who have not been vaccinated but wish to be, can visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines to find a vaccination site. Those who need assistance with scheduling an appointment, and those who are looking for a site that does not require an appointment, should call the Maine COVID-19 Community Vaccination Line at 1-888-445-4111.
The City of Bangor, Maine is a service center community of 33,039 residents and is the county seat of Penobscot County. Bangor is the major commercial and cultural center for much of northern and eastern Maine. The City is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. For more information on City projects and news, see bangormaine.gov.