The Star-Herald

Department of Health and Human Services reopens local offices

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has resumed normal business hours at its 16 regional offices, including those in Caribou, Fort Kent and Houlton, in line with Stage 2 of Gov. Janet Mills’ reopening plan. 

As of June 8, DHHS offices are again open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each office is appropriately staffed to meet the current demand for in-person assistance.

The department continues to promote measures to protect the health and safety of the public and employees. Staff must wear a cloth face covering when interacting with the public and when away from their desks. Visitors must wear a cloth face covering upon entry. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting spray and/or wipes are available throughout the offices. 

Signage is posted with reminders about physical distancing, face coverings and hand washing, and noting occupancy limits in common areas.

  No one should enter a DHHS office if exhibiting any flu-like symptoms or if they have been in close contact with anyone known to have COVID-19 or suspected by a medical professional to have COVID-19.

For information call DHHS in Caribou at 493-4000 or 1-800-432-7366, in Fort Kent at 834-1000 or 1-800-432-7340, or in Houlton at 532-5000 or 1-800-432-7338.

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