During a press conference at Noon today, Governor Janet Mills announced of the 65 COVID-19 tests completed, there is one presumptive positive case in Maine–specifically Androscoggin County in which the 50-year-old woman is being quarantined. Governor Mills also stated that in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, she is recommending cancellation of all non-essential events of large gatherings, over 250 people, for the next 30 days. The Governor went on to reiterate this is not inclusive of closing schools, simply non-essential events as a precautionary measure.
Despite internet rumors, schools remain in session.
The Biddeford and Dayton School Departments have decided, out of an abundance of caution, to adhere to the governor’s recommendation of social distancing and flattening the curve of the virus’s impact. We will be postponing all extra-curricular activities, after-school events, and weekend competitions through Monday, March 16th unless an exemption has been granted directly from the Superintendent or Principal.
Please reference the status of events scheduled over the next 30 days. Additionally, any outside groups who have previously requested to use our facilities for events with over 250 attendees will need to reschedule so we can ensure extra cleaning in our buildings. As this is a fast-evolving, ever-changing situation, this list will be updated and available at www.biddefordschools.me/health.