District Update

March 5, 2021

Dear Brunswick Staff, Students, and Families,

I am writing to let you know that many of our staff are now beginning to get appointments to be vaccinated for COVID-19 after the governor’s announcement this week to prioritize school staff members. We are working with Mid Coast Hospital and anticipate further information shortly. 

Regardless of the status of staff vaccinations, the Maine Department of Education released this statement today: 

“Maintaining Critical Public Health Protocols: The plan maintains the critical public health and safety protocols –like wearing face coverings, keeping physical distance, and conducting enhanced cleaning – implemented in part through COVID-19 Prevention Checklists and the 6 Requirements for Schools. These industry-specific protocols, which are critical to keeping business and school operations safe for Maine people, will remain in effect throughout the summer.”

One development that was announced today was a relaxing of indoor and outdoor gathering limits for events/activities, along with lifting some travel restrictions as followed:

  • For indoor gatherings, the percentage of capacity will increase to 50 percent starting March 26 and 75 percent starting May 24.
  • All Health and Safety Requirements still required, including mask-wearing, 3-6 foot distancing.
  • For outdoor gatherings, the percentage of capacity will increase to 75 percent starting March 26 and 100 percent starting May 24.
  • All Health and Safety Requirements still required, including mask-wearing, 3-6 foot distancing.

Effective immediately, travel between Maine and Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island is now permissible without the need for testing or quarantine.

We will continue to monitor developments regarding the pandemic response to help inform our own local planning.  

Sincerely,
Phillip J. Potenziano, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools