Updated Mask Guidance 6/3/2022
STATE OF MAINE COUNTY OF PENOBSCOT COURT OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PETER K. BALDACCI LAURA SANBORN ANDRE E. CUSHING, III _____________ Erika Honey, County Administrator BANGOR, MAINE (207) 942-8535
97 Hammond Street – Bangor, Maine 04401-4998
TO: All Penobscot County Employees & Public
FROM: Erika Honey, County Administrator
RE: COVID-19 Update- Mask Policy
DATE: June 3, 2022
Effective June 3, 2022, Penobscot County will no longer require employees or the public to wear face coverings inside the building, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings will be optional.
For those employees who work at or are visiting at our jail, masks are optional within the facility. The Sheriff’s Office will continue to work with the Department of Corrections on guidance and adjust as needed.
Please keep in mind Penobscot County will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 and adapt our operations as needed. Penobscot County’s community level designation is at a medium transmission risk for COVID -19, which can change on any given day. Face coverings may need to be put back in place if our community transmission level increases or the guidance is changed by the Maine CDC. We continue to strive to keep our employees and the public healthy and safe.
We still follow the guidance set forth by the Maine and US CDC when it comes to close contacts and if employees test positive for COVID-19 and are as follows:
· Close contacts- if unvaccinated or was vaccinated outside of 6 months efficacy window- (only 2 months if J & J vaccine) must quarantine 5 days, obtain a test on day 5 and wear a face covering for final 5 days.
· Close contacts- if vaccinated and boosted- no quarantine needed.
· If you test positive for COVID-19- isolate for 5 days, if symptoms lessen you can return to work on day 6- wear a face mask for additional 5 days.
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.