Updated Mask Guidance

TO: All Penobscot County Employees & Public

FROM: Erika Honey, County Administrator

RE: COVID-19 Update- Mask Policy

DATE: May 9, 2022


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, May 9, 2022 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. 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 compromised due to potential exposures.


Penobscot County Commissioners continue to encourage those who have not been fully vaccinated to consider the benefits. CDC Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines.


Effective May 9, 2022 the following face mask guidance will be followed for services and operations at the County of Penobscot.


FACE COVERINGS (effective May 9, 2022)


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


Employees: All 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 wear a mask at all times.