August 26, 2020 COVID-19 Resident Communication

COVID-19:  August 26, 2020 Weekly Update  

Community Resources

  • You can now request your Absentee Ballot online at (you can also search for Maine Absentee Ballot Request to find this site). In addition to options to return your ballot by mail or in-person delivery to the City Clerk’s office, the City will also be installing a high security ballot box at City Hall in mid-September, and ballots may be dropped off there as well.
  • Not yet registered to vote? This is an easy process at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall. All you need is identification and something with your current address.  If you have a driver’s license or state identification card, this will cover both bases.  If not, a checkbook or bill addressed to you at your current address along with a social security card, birth certificate or hunting/fishing license will work.  Questions?  You can reach the City Clerk’s office at 443-8332.
  • Reminder that Bath Housing has free Bath City Bus passes available for residents. To have bus passes sent to you contact Sarah by calling 295-3506 or emailing .
  • The Merrymeeting Gleaners Sharing Table is back! Fresh produce is available on Mondays from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, at Bath’s Library Park near the gazebo.

Bath Housing Updates

  • The next Food Bank delivery will be on September 8th.
  • Because the Food Bank cannot accept any food back, Bath Housing will no longer be picking up any excess dry goods from the resource tables. Please do not leave any extra items from your food deliveries on the tables or near-by benches.
  • If you see cars parked illegally in disability access spots, disability access crosshatches and the Fire Lane you are asked to call in a Work Order for Maintenance staff to sticker these vehicles. We will be providing an update on the role of the Bath Police regarding these violations soon.
  • There is a new procedure for the removal of Abandoned Property. Please call in a Work Order about items that have been left outside for a period of time.  Maintenance staff will sticker the items with a 7-day window for the owner to address the items, and after the 7 days, Maintenance staff will remove the items.  This would apply in situations like the recent example of a walker and standing commode being left outside for an extended period of time.

Safety Reminders:

  • Only essential visitors and services are allowed into buildings and individual apartments. This is based on the recommendation of the Center for Disease Control. But what does “essential” mean?

Essential Activities Are:

Obtaining necessary supplies or services for yourself, family, household members, or pets, including without limitation: Groceries, Household supplies, Supplies and equipment to work from home, Laundry, and products needed to maintain safety, sanitation, and essential maintenance of the home or residence.

Essential Visitors Include:

Those caring for a family member or pet, transporting a family member, friend, pet for health and safety activities, and obtaining necessary supplies and services.