Houlton area community coronavirus updates
These are some of the latest updates we’ve received regarding events and schedules changed due to coronavirus precautions. Visit our websites, thecounty.me, fiddleheadfocus.com and bangordailynews.com, for continually updated information about coronavirus in The County and in Maine.
The Southern Aroostook Trade Show, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 4 and 5, has been canceled.
Aroostook CA$H Coalition has suspended their free tax preparation program, at sites in Presque Isle, Fort Kent and Houlton, until further notice.
Live public activities have been postponed at the Roads to Recovery Community Center and Aroostook Recovery Center of Hope. The center has activated a zoom account and will be utilizing our Facebook page for individuals who want to check in, join meetings and/or continue coaching sessions. Call the centers at (207) 493-1278 or (207) 254-2213 for more information.
The University of Maine at Presque Isle has further limited the use of public spaces on campus. The Campus Center, Gentile Hall, Center for Innovative Learning and the Houlton Higher Education Center will be fully closed down to the public as well as non-critical, general faculty, staff and student use. All campus buildings will be locked.
Northern Maine Community College has cancelled their annual job fair scheduled for Thursday, March 26.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said all Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices are closed, effective immediately, until further notice. Dunlap said he is working with the Maine Legislature to extend all registrations, temporary plates, registrations, disability placards, State ID cards and driver’s licenses that are expiring during this state of emergency.
Bishop Robert P. Deeley has temporarily suspended all daily and Sunday Masses and religious services throughout the Diocese of Portland. The bishop is also issuing a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass for Maine Catholics during this time.
Maine Department of Labor CareerCenter services will be available online and by phone. Visit www.mainecareercenter.gov or, for the Presque Isle CareerCenter, www.mainecareercenter.gov/locations/presque_isle.shtml. Call the Presque Isle CareerCenter at 768-6829 or 1-800-635-0357.
The Maine Prisoner Re-Entry Network is suspending all community meetings for the foreseeable future.