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03/14/2020 - updated 03/15/2020

Schools to close, related town services will also close until April 1

The Cape Elizabeth School Department on March 14, 2020 announced that school will be closed for the next two weeks in efforts to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. [download announcement]. Near the end of week two the situation will be reassessed and further decisions will be made.

Consequently town services including the Thomas Memorial Library, Community Services, Cape Care and After Care, Richards Pool and Fitness Center will all close effective immediately through April 1.

"This means all programs, Cape Care, After Care and library hours," said Town Manager Matthew Sturgis. The Richards Pool and Fitness Center, as part of the school campus and Community Services, will also be closed until April 1.

Here is a list of closures effective immediately (March 14, 2020) through April 1:

  • All Community Services programming
  • Cape Care
  • After Care
  • Richards Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Thomas Memorial Library hours
  • All Thomas Memorial Library programming
  • 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 - Suspended until April 13
  • Cape Elizabeth Schools (until March 27)
  • Update 03/15/2020 - Town Council budget workshops scheduled for March 16 and 19 are postponed to an April date to be determined