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03/17/2020 - updated 03/17/2020

Town buildings closed to public effective noon March 17 to Sunday, March 29

The town of Cape Elizabeth has closed all town buildings to the public from noon Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through Sunday, March 29.

The Recycling Facility will continue to operate on its normal schedule. Clerk's hours at the Public Safety Building will be from 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Fridays, with emergency public access to the building if needed. [news article]

We will reassess the COVID-19 situation as March 29 approaches and may extend the closure at that time.

If you have any questions for town please use the department directory for contact information. Our staff will be working and available by phone or email until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Here is a COVID-19 update from Town Manager Matthew Sturgis:

COVID 19 Response Operations Update – March 17, 2019

In times where it seems like information is ever changing and new decisions are announced every day, we want to provide a brief update on how Cape Elizabeth officials continue to respond to COVID-19.

Over the next few weeks we ask for your patience and understanding as we develop plans to best assist the community while protecting the health of our residents and employees.

Fort Williams Park will remain open. Go out for a walk, run, bike ride, or enjoy the fresh air. You can find a list of all of the parks, trails, and beaches on our website.

Town Buildings (Town Hall, Community Center, Public Safety, and Public Works buildings) will be closed to the public effective at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 through March 29.

We encourage the use of our online services offered on our website. If you cannot use  online services offered on our website please call or email the respective departments to discuss other options with a staff member. To access our directory of services, use this link:

Every department will be working to find creative ways to ensure that you can still complete business.

Thomas Memorial Library has closed. Please see their website for all the ways you can continue to enjoy their collection.

Community Services has taken the following steps:
● Before and after-care programs are closed until further notice.
● All senior programming has been canceled until further notice. The Richards Pool and the Fitness Center are closed until April 1st.

All non-essential Town Council, board and committee meetings have been canceled.

The Recycling Center will continue to operate on its normal schedule.

Cape Elizabeth continues to be a community of caring and engaged neighbors, families, and friends. Now, more than ever, check in on your neighbors to see if there is anything you can do to help
● Shop for an elderly neighbor who doesn't feel comfortable going to the grocery store or pharmacy. Make sure to keep a good distance between yourself and your neighbor when bringing them supplies.

We shall persevere through this challenge.