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Posted on: March 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Stop the Spread of Germs

The City of Biddeford is working to slow the spread in Maine of the respiratory illness called COVID-19, more commonly referred to as coronavirus. We understand the concern around the spread of this virus and are developing preventive measures to better protect our community and employees. 

At this time, here are the steps we are taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Biddeford:

  • Access to our public safety buildings will be limited to lobby areas only for all non-employees. Members of the public who must visit the Fire Department are asked to use the phone on the outside of the main entrance. This will contact dispatch who will be able to reach out to the department.
  • All Ross Center/50+ Club activities have been cancelled until further notice.
  • City staff has been informed to stay home if they experience any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19. 

We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and share any additional updates on this page, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Online Services

A great way to help prevent the spread of this virus is to take advantage of our online services if you have business to complete.

If you need to do business and are unsure if you can do it online or through the mail, give us a call. We’re happy to help you out and answer any questions you might have.

Assessing: 207-284-9003

City Clerk: 207-284-9307

City Manager’s Office: 207-284-9313

Code Enforcement: 207-284-9236

Finance and Tax Department: 207-284-9333

Fire Department: 207-282-6632

General Assistance: 207-284-9514

Planning & Development: 207-284-9115

Police Department: 207-282-5127

Public Works: 207-282-1579

Recreation: 207-283-0841

COVID-19 Symptoms

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath

If you have symptoms that match the symptoms of coronavirus, stay home and call your primary care doctor. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, then call an urgent care facility. Do not visit any healthcare provider without giving advanced notice. They need time to prepare and consult with the Maine CDC.

Tips for Preventing the Spread of Illness

  •  Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. FMI: When and How to Wash Your Hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

Click here for information about preventing the spread of illness for non-native English speakers.

More Information

The best way to get accurate, up-to-date information about coronavirus in our area is to sign up for Public Health Email Alerts from the Maine CDC. 

Additionally, you can now contact 211 Maine to get answers to questions about coronavirus at any time. This service is available by dialing 211 (or 1-866-811-5695), texting your ZIP code to 898-211, or emailing Calls, texts, and emails to 211 are answered 24/7 by a person here in the state. 211 Maine is equipped to answer general questions about coronavirus, including how Maine people can best protect themselves, options for testing, and travel considerations. Anyone looking for specific medical advice regarding symptoms they may be experiencing is strongly urged to call their medical provider, an urgent care center, or 911, depending on the severity of their symptoms.

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