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Recent News

8/5/2020 Update: Governor Mills has renewed the State of Civil Emergency to last through September 3, 2020. Learn More

7/8/2020 Update: Governor Mills has renewed the State of Civil Emergency to last through August 6, 2020. The Governor also issued an Executive Order strengthening the enforcement of face covering requirements. Learn More.

7/1/2020 Update: Members of the public will be able to access the first floor of City Hall (City Clerk's Office and Treasurer's Office) without an appointment beginning Monday, July 6. Learn More

7/1/2020 Update: The Mills Administration has announced that it is exempting visitors from the States of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey from quarantine and testing requirement. Learn More

6/24/2020 Update: The Mills Administration has released COVID-19 prevention checklists for Stage 3 Business Reopenings. Learn More

6/22/2020 Update: The Mills Administration has announced that the reopening of indoor bar services across Maine has been postponed. Learn More

6/15/2020 Update: The Mills Administration has announced that indoor dining in Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York Counties can resume on June 17 with added health and safety precautions. Learn More

6/12/2020 Update: Maine DHHS has awarded CARES Act funding to support essential workers and child care providers in response to COVID-19. Learn More

6/10/2020 Update: Governor Mills has renewed the State of Civil Emergency to last through July 10, 2020. Learn More

6/8/2020 Update: The Mills administration has announced a "Keep Maine Healthy" plan which provides a testing option alternative to Maine's 14-day quarantine for visitors. Visitors hailing from New Hampshire and Vermont may enter the state without any need for testing or quarantine. This exemption is effective immediately for travel and effective June 12th for stays in lodging establishments.  Learn More

6/4/2020 Update: The Mills Administration announced that it is accelerating business openings in rural counties. This means that in counties like Sagadahoc, tasting rooms and bars may open for outside service and gyms and fitness centers, nail salons, and tattoo and piercing parlors may open with added health and safety precautions beginning on Friday, June 12th. Learn More

6/4/2020 Update: Governor Mills and MaineHousing have announced an extension of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. Learn More

6/1/2020 Update: The City of Bath re-opens to the public. City Hall offices open by appointment only. Learn More

5/29/2020 Update: Governor Mills has issued an Executive Order allowing for easing of restrictions implemented under previous Executive Orders as the state continues to reopen under the Restarting Maine's Economy plan. Learn More

5/27/2020 Update: The Mills Administration announced that it is postponing the full reopening of restaurants for dine-in services in York, Cumberland, and Androscoggin counties. Aside from this update, Stage 2 will move forward as planned. Learn More

5/26/2020 Update: The City of Bath has announced plans to re-open to the public beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. City Hall offices will open by appointment only. Learn More

5/19/2020 Update: The Mills Administration has announced that campgrounds, including RV parks, may reopen for Memorial Day Weekend to Maine residents. Reopening dates for gyms, fitness centers, and nail salons (originally scheduled for June 1) have been pushed back. Learn more

5/18/2020 Update: Maine eliminates testing prioritization; expands testing to anyone suspected on having COVID-19. Learn More

5/14/2020 Update: Mills Administration allows lodging reservations for future stays with an arrival date of June 1 or beyond. Learn More

5/13/2020 Update: Governor Mills extends State of Civil Emergency to June 11, 2020. Learn More

5/11/2020 Update: The City of Bath announces the reopening of the Bath Landfill on Monday, May 18. Learn More

5/8/2020 Update: Governor Mills Introduces Rural Reopening Plan which will allow retail stores in some counties, including Sagadahoc, to reopen on Monday, May 11, with added health and safety precautions. Learn More

5/6/2020 Update: Governor Mills has convene an expert committee to advise the State's economic recovery. Learn More

4/30/2020 Update: The City of Bath has extended the closure of most City facilities to June 1, but some recreational facilities and parks will reopen with restrictions on Friday, May 1. Learn More

4/28/2020 Update: Governor Mills has extended the stay-at-home order with modifications to allow for activities and business operations deemed safe. Learn More. In addition, she has released a booklet on restarting Maine's economy and a COVID-19 Prevention Checklist - one of the many guidance documents the State is preparing for businesses so they can be prepared to meet health guidelines and reopen safely.

4/27/2020 Update: The City of Bath has extended the closure of City facilities to April 30 to remain in compliance with the Governor's Stay Healthy at Home Order. 

4/22/2020 Update: Governor Mills announced that nearly $11 million in federal funds will support access to child care for Maine's essential workers and offer relief for child care providers. Learn More

4/16/2020 Update: Governor Mills has issued an Executive Order that prevents the immediate eviction of tenants other than those who engage in dangerous or unlawful conduct for the duration of the state of emergency. The Governor, in partnership with MaineHousing, also announced a new rental assistance relief program. Learn More.

4/15/2020 Update: Governor Mills has extended the State of Civil Emergency to May 15. Learn More.

4/10/2020 Update: Governor Mills has issued an Executive Order moving the Primary Election to July 14. Learn More

4/8/2020 Update: Governor Mills has issued an Executive Order allowing remote notarizations. Learn More

4/7/2020 Update: Governor Mills has issued an Executive Order to further expand access to health care for Maine people in the face of COVID-19. Learn More

4/4/2020 Update: Governor Mills announced that the President has approved her request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Maine. Learn More

4/3/2020 Update: Governor Mills has issued an Executive Order mandating that travelers arriving in Maine, regardless of their state of residency, self-quarantine for 14 days. The Order also suspends lodging operations, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, inns, and short-term rentals such as those available through VRBO, Airbnb, RV parks and campgrounds, and all public and private camping facilities as well as online reservations effective April 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Learn More

3/31/2020 Update: Governor Mills has issued a "stay healthy at home" Mandate. The Order takes effect at 12:02 a.m. on April 2, 2020. Learn More

3/27/2020 Update: The City has released a press release extending the closure of most City-operated buildings to April 27, 2020. Learn More

3/26/2020 Update: Governor Mills has extended state income tax payment deadline to July 15, 2020. Learn More

3/24/2020 Update: Governor Mills has ordered further steps to protect public health, issuing another Executive Order. Learn More

3/19/2020 Update: The City Manager and Council Chair wrote the following letter to Senators Collins and King, and Representatives Golden and Pingree with concerns regarding BIW's continued operations during the COVID-19 pandemic: View Letter

3/18/2020 Update: Governor Janet Mills has issued an Executive Order. Learn More

3/17/2020 Update: The City of Bath has declared a civil state of emergency. Learn More

3/16/2020 Update: The City has taken some steps to prevent transmission of illness by closing or restricting access to some City facilities. Please Click Here to view the press release.

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