Hancock County continues to be listed as High for Community Transmission of COVID, as of Thursday night, May 19th. As a result, masks will continue to need to be worn in all of the MDI Regional School System Schools and in all Bar Harbor Town facilities through at least May 27th.

Hancock County is 1 of 8 counties that are considered HIGH. They include

  • Androscoggin
  • Aroostook
  • Cumberland
  • Hancock
  • Knox
  • Lincoln
  • Oxford
  • Penobscot

There are 6 counties considered MODERATE. They include

  • Franklin
  • Kennebec
  • Piscataquis
  • Waldo
  • Washington
  • York

Just 1 county, Somerset is considered LOW.

Here is the letter that Superintendent of Schools Mike Zboray sent out to the MDI Community on Friday, May 20th.

"Dear MDIRSS Community
Maine continues to see high rates of community transmission particularly here in Hancock County. Our community rating is still red as identified by the CDC county checker which you can find here. With the continued red designation, MDIRSS schools will continue to mask indoors, and I will provide an update next Friday, May, 27th.

I am grateful for your continued cooperation and understanding. Keeping school open is paramount to support parents and students from having to be home missing work and vital end-of-the-year learning.

State provided at-home tests have been sent to local schools for use by families and staff. If your child has any symptoms and/or is feeling unwell, please keep your child home from school. At-home tests are easy and effective at identifying the virus. Please report all cases to your school nurse.

I appreciate your continued support in maintaining in-person learning and the promise of end-of-year celebrations throughout our district.

Have a great weekend and be well,
Mike Zboray, Superintendent of Schools MDIRSS/AOS#91"

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