Staff and board leaders of United Midcoast Charities are monitoring developments in the worldwide spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Many large gatherings and events have been canceled or postponed. The presenters for our March 13 workshop have therefore decided to postpone the event out of an abundance of caution.

At this time, UMC currently plans to continue with our plans for other upcoming small gatherings. This may change with developing guidance. We encourage common sense hygiene for attendees such as avoiding shaking hands, frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing into sleeves, and staying home if you are not feeling well. We plan to allow for social distancing at our gatherings. Additionally, if you have traveled outside the state to areas with community transmission, please consider limiting your attendance at meetings and events until the window for symptoms has passed.

If our plans change as conditions are monitored, we will inform all registered attendees via email and we will put notices up on our facebook page and our website. Please call us at 207-236-2299 with any questions or concerns.

We encourage everyone to understand the facts about COVID-19 in order to make rational decisions. To that end, we recommend regularly checking the website of the Maine Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) or calling 211 for the latest information on COVID-19 in Maine.

Megan Williams
Executive Director, UMC