Eds note: The following email from interim town manager Paul First and public health officer Debra Parks-Larivee was sent to town staff and board and committee members on Friday morning March 13. NGX will share additional information as it becomes available.
Subject: Important Public Health Directive – Cancellations
To help town officials get ahead of the emerging Covid-19 public health pandemic, until April 1, 2020:
1) All meetings of the town committees and library trustees, excepting meetings of the Board of Selectmen and Fire and Rescue Personnel have been canceled.
2) All town meetings and events, with the exception of necessary Fire and Rescue meetings have been canceled. This order includes the Budget Committee Public Hearing, scheduled for Monday, March 16th.
3) All public programming at the Library and Parks and Recreation has been canceled.
This directive is effective immediately.
We appreciate your cooperation in helping us to get ahead of this emerging public health concern. As we continue to assess the situation moving forward, we will update you.
Paul First, Interim Town Manager
Debby Parks-Larivee, Public Health Officer
New Gloucester, Interim Town Manager