COVID-19 Virus 2020

Updated 11/10/2020

Per Governor Janet Mills November 5, 2020 Executive Order, face masks must be worn in public settings at all times regardless of how far apart one is from other people.

The Bottle Shed at the Recycling Center will reopen for donations on Oct. 12. Deposits on bottles and cans left at the shed go to organizations benefitting Cape youth. Due to the COVID-19 closure of the Bottle Shed in March, the town's Bottle Shed Committee will not be soliciting applications for a share of the proceeds this fall.


Due to the COVID-19 closure of the Recycling Center Bottle Shed, the town's Bottle Shed Committee will not be soliciting applications for a share of the proceeds this fall.


Tax bills for FY2021 have been mailed and may be viewed and paid online. Instead of coming to the town office to make an in-person payment, please make your tax payment using our online service, your bank's bill-pay service, mail, or use the new drop box in front of the town office. [news article]


The Richards Pool and the Fitness Center are open for limited use by reservation. See www.capecommunityservices.orgunder "Departments" to reserve a spot.


Fort Williams Park is open to limited vehicular traffic beginning Monday, June 1, 2020.


Cape Elizabeth Community Services will be staffing a COVID-19 call center for the Cape Elizabeth community. If you need help, don't know where to turn or just need a listening ear, the office will be staffed to answer your calls weekdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. beginning April 21, 2020


Looking for a new place for outdoor exercise? Please see our Greenbelt map page: go to greenbelt map page


Reminder: Practice social distancing to guard against COVID-19

With school closed and young people enjoying the fresh air, it's important to remember social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread

Town cancellations and closures

as of 08/13/2020

In-person Committee Meetings Suspended until further notice:

  • In-person meetings of the Recycling Committee, School Building Committee, Planning Board, Fort Williams Park Committee, Energy Committee, Thomas Memorial Library Committee and Board of Zoning Appeals.  Some meetings may be conducted by teleconference, see calendar for agendas

Limited Services:

  • Town Hall (Tax Office, Town Clerk, Assessing/Codes/Planning, School Department Adminstration) weekdays by appointment only.
  • Public Safety office hours 10 a.m.-noon weekdays; use red phone in lobby vestibule for emergency public access
  • Donald L. Richards Pool lap swim by reservation beginning June 8. FMI Community Services
  • Thomas Memorial Library curbside service beginning June 1. FMI Thomas Memorial Library
  • Fort Williams Park open to limited vehicular traffic beginning June 1
  • Fitness Center by reservation beginning Oct. 1. FMI Community Services

Closed until further notice:

  • Swap Shop at the Recycling Center.

Postponed to June 1

  • Interest due on second half of FY2020 real-estate taxes

Rescheduled to Nov. 7:

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Postponed until 2021:

  • Memorial Day Parade and Open House
  • Paper Shredding Event
  • Family Fun Day
  • Beginning field inspections of Cape Elizabeth homes townwide revaluation

Open regular hours:

  • Recycling Center will remain open regular hours
  • Fort Williams Park open to limited vehicular traffic beginning June 1

Now, more than ever, we encourage residents to utilize our online/mail-in services.

Please continue to be vigilant with your own personal health by following the recommendations and best practices from the United States and Maine Centers for Disease Control. Stay connected to all of our town platforms. We will continue to monitor the situation and will post updates frequently.


Take Advantage of Our Online/Mail in Services:

Need to do business and you're not sure if you can complete it online or through the mail? Give us a call (see numbers below)


See the Cape Elizabeth Schools Coronavirus Updates for latest school information

In addition, we recommend that residents connect with the Maine CDC's Facebook page and website as they are sharing daily updates about the virus and best practices for preventing the spread of it.


Additional Information from the Centers for Disease Control: