COVID-19 Update- Masks

TO: ALL PENOBSCOT COUNTY EMPLOYEES & PUBLIC

FROM: Erika Honey, County Administrator

RE: COVID-19 Update- Masks

DATE: August 4, 2021


The County of Penobscot has continued to closely monitor COVID-19 and adapt our operations throughout the COVID pandemic. We continue to strive to keep our employees and the public healthy and safe.


Penobscot County has been designated as a substantial area of transmission for COVID-19. Effective today, August 4, 2021 all employees and members of the public are required to wear a face covering while in the County Buildings regardless of vaccination status.

We will monitor the designation status of Penobscot County and revise our policies and protocol accordingly.


We are all anxious to return to a state of “normal” however; the services we provide our community are essential. We must move forward prudently as many of our departments operate with minimal staff and cannot afford to be comprised due to potential exposures.


Penobscot County Commissioners are encouraging those who have not been fully vaccinated to consider the benefits. CDC Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines. Currently we are coordinating an informational session and vaccination clinics to be held on site in the next couple of weeks. We will send out more once we have confirmed these dates.


Effective August 4, 2021 the following face mask guidance will be followed for services and operations at the County of Penobscot.

FACE COVERINGS (effective August 4, 2021)


Visitors all visitors will be required to wear a face covering when inside the County building regardless of vaccination status.


Employees will be required to wear a mask when entering or exiting the building, when moving about the office (when getting up from your work space), when traveling throughout the building and when in meetings or public forums.


Employees who work at or are visiting at our jail will be required to continue to wear a mask at all times.