The Town of Bar Harbor is requiring anyone working in or visiting any municipal building during the week of May 16-20 to continue to wear a mask, due to the fact that Hancock County continues to be rated as "High" for the level of community transmission of COVID.

On March 15th, the Bar Harbor Town Council updated Town COVID precaution guidance with a motion that stated, “Should COVID-19 Community Level rise above the medium threshold, the Town Manager be given the authority to require mask wearing in municipal facilities.”

Given the current status of "High" risk for Hancock County, Town Manager Kevin Sutherland is requiring all staff and visitors to Bar Harbor public facilities to continue wearing masks when indoors this week, May 16-20, and will re-evaluate on a weekly basis. "I hope we can continue to hold our public meetings in person but will advise otherwise if I learn more from our network of public health professionals," he said.

To see the current level of community transmission click HERE. This is updated every Friday

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The 20 Most Populated Maine Towns in 1950

A fun look at Maine's most populated cities and towns from 1950. Their 2020 population is also included to show the different growth rates for the vastly diverse set of towns.

The data used comes from a preliminary count for the 1950 Census and 2020 Census data.