Town of Portland | Covid-19 Updates
Regular Updates will be posted here everyday at 12:00 PM
Update - April 2, 2020
Chatham Health District was notified by the State Department of Public Health that a resident of Portland has died of COVID-19 disease. The resident had been under care for their illness in the hospital for several weeks. This tragic loss is the first among residents in a Chatham Health District municipality.
There is currently ongoing community transmission of COVID-19 in all Chatham Health District communities. The District reports that there are 5 confirmed cases in Portland. Over the next few weeks, we expect to see the number of local cases of COVID-19 accelerate.
Chatham Health District is reminding all residents and visitors to practice safe social distancing:
---------Minimize your time spent out in the community
---------Stay at least 6 feet away from others while in public.
---------Avoid gathering in groups of more than 5 people.
---------Limit activities in public to only those that are essential.
Sanitizing surfaces, washing hands and using hand sanitizer are essential daily activities.
All town buildings are closed to the public through April 20th 2020
Staff are available by email and phone. Click Here for the Department Contact List
Status Updates and Remote Instructions by Department
School buildings are closed through April 20th 2020
Details concerning students' remote learning and School Food Service
Should there be a need for school food service to be delivered – please call the Board of Education at 860.342.6790
For emergencies, always call 911.
For general Statewide information call 211.
Remote Meeting Access via Zoom
For the safety of all participants remote access is available via Zoom
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Video Tutorials Are Available
Planning & Zoning | Public Hearing | April 2nd 2020 | 7:00 PM
Inland Wetlands | April 7th 2020 | 7:00 PM
Economic Development | April 14th 2020 | 7:00 PM
Board of Selectman | Public Hearing | April 15th 2020 | 7:00 PM
Planning & Zoning | April 23rd 2020 | 7:00 PM
Board of Selectman | Budget Workshop | April 27th 2020 | 7:00 PM
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