COVID News

FREE At-Home Tests
There are free at-home tests (five per household) available for Maine residents through the successful Project Access COVID-19 Tests (ACT) pilot at www.accessCOVIDTests.org. As of March 15, Maine households have ordered 229,845 tests through Project ACT. With the new contract, a total of 425,000 tests will be available. 

Maine people in need of home tests may also order them through the federal program. The White House recently announced that U.S. residents can order two sets of four free at-home tests through www.COVIDtests.gov. Residents can also call 1-800-232-0233 for help placing the order. 

2021-2022 COVID Case Public information

2021-2022 COVID-Related Procedures

COVID Related Federal Funding Information at Bottom of this page

September 24, 2021
Letter to RSU 13 Families

In an effort to address some Frequently Asked Questions around our COVID-related Standard Operating Procedures, please view this video explaining 10 FAQs.  Should you have additional questions or questions specific to your scenario, please reach out directly to your school or the Superintendent’s Office via phone or e-mail; we do not have the capacity to monitor and address questions via social media.   
https://youtu.be/UzkgzTvAWEg

We continue to adhere to strict safety protocols across the district that are proving to keep our students and staff safe while in our buildings and on our transportation, yet community spread outside of our schools continues to impact our schools. Though our procedures allow us to swiftly react when community spread impacts a building, we continue to need your help in being proactive about mitigation strategies. We urge families to be extra vigilant about mask wearing in public or around those outside of the immediate home as well as to be vigilant about hand hygiene, and a reminder to continue your efforts to complete the daily prescreening. PLEASE CALL OUR COVID-HOTLINE at 593-3541 to report a positive staff or student COVID case during any non-regular school hours (nights, weekends, school vacations). Please call the school directly during school hours to talk with a nurse if you receive positive results during normal school hours.

August 27, 2021 - COVID-Related Procedures

April 30, 2021 - Outdoor Face Coverings Update
As you may have heard, Governor Mills announced this week that Maine is easing the requirements on the use of face coverings in outdoor public settings, regardless of whether a person is vaccinated.   Since this updated guidance is effective immediately, you might be wondering how this guidance affects schools’ outdoor activities.   In outdoor settings where students and staff are able to maintain the physical distancing requirements of 6 feet or more, masks will no longer be required.  Scenarios such as (but not limited to) sitting closer than 6 feet on a bench together for sports, close play at recess, and outdoor exercise activities that run the risk of students being closer than 6 feet will still require the use of a face covering.  It is important to RSU 13 that we support the easing of restrictions while balancing our duties in health and safety and contact-tracing efforts.

COVID Plans

COVID Related Federal Funding Information:
Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services and COVID-Related Procedures

COVID Related Funding - Identifying Needs for RSU#13 Presentation

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) APPLICATION