COVID-19 Resident Communication: September 16, 2020

COVID-19:  September 16, 2020 Weekly Update  


Bath Housing Updates

  • The CHANS Flu Shot Clinic will take place at Anchorage, Moorings, Seacliff and Dike’s Landing on Wednesday, October 14.  Flu shots will be by appointment only.  This will allow CHANS staff to clean between appointments.  CHANS is also requiring masks.  If you would like to reserve an appointment time that day, please contact Kristen by Wednesday, September 23 and she can review the times available at your building. High dose vaccines will not be available.
  • Resident Input: Bath Housing is seeking input on its 2021 Plan. You are invited to join us by calling (toll-free) on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm.  Deb Keller will make a brief presentation and then we welcome your comments on how Bath Housing can better serve you.
  • Streamlined Voluntary Conversion: Bath Housing Authority will be mailing letters soon to residents of Anchorage, Dike’s Landing, and the Moorings with information about its plans to convert federal public housing to a simpler federal subsidy program, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. Bath Housing Authority will be applying to HUD for this conversion in the next couple of months after our resident consultation process is complete.  Please note, you will not lose your current housing because of this and your rent will not change.  We are hosting a series of meetings and one-on-one calls over the next month to provide more information and answer your questions.

 Our office will close at 11:30 am Friday, September 18 and will reopen on Monday, September 21 at 8 am.


Safety Reminders

  • A reminder to all residents to only open the main door of your building to individuals who are your own essential visitors. Even if you recognize someone, please do not admit non-residents who are not your visitors to the building. This is both a safety and COVID-19 precaution.
  • Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah reminds everyone to stay current on your medical wellness visits. It is important to manage heart, blood pressure, and diabetes health, and keep current on all vaccines including flu, pneumonia, and shingles shots. This will help you to remain healthy and better fight off any exposure to viruses. It is safe to visit your doctor’s office!


Community Updates

  • New extended time to reach DHHS: The phone lines at DHHS are now available starting at 7:30am. This earlier start time is to help reduce the wait times for callers.