Deciding to Go Out

As services are resuming and businesses are re-opening, people are beginning to look for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. The US CDC has recommendations for people who decide to go out and want to do so safely. 

What You Need To Know

If you have COVID-19, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. When you can leave home and be around others depends on different factors for different situations. Follow CDC’s recommendations for your circumstances. 

  • In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
  • If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.
  • Keep these items on hand when venturing out: a cloth face covering, tissues, and a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if possible.

What to consider before you go

Per the US CDC, asking these questions can help determine your level of risk:
  • Is COVID-19 spreading in my community? Find out by viewing Maine CDC data
  • What are the local orders in my community? View our COVID-19 page with information and updates regarding Town services and operations. 
  • Will my activity put me in close contact with others? Practice social distancing because COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with others.
  • Am I at risk for severe illness? Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. While the risk for severe illness is lower for others, everyone faces some risk of illness. Some people have no symptoms, others have mild symptoms, and some get severely ill.
  • Will I have to share any items, equipment, or tools with other people? Choose places where there is limited sharing of items and where any items that are shared are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between uses.  You can also choose to visit places that share, post, or announce that they have increased cleaning and disinfection to protect others from COVID-19.
  • Do I know what to do if I get sick? Know the steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick. 
If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions. Items to have on hand: 
  • A cloth face covering
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if possible

More tips from the US CDC to keep you and others safe when you venture out: 

  1. Town Manager

    Physical Address
    Kennebunk Town Hall, Second Floor
    1 Summer St.
    Kennebunk, ME 04043

    Phone (207) 985-2102 ext. 1308
    Fax (207) 985-4609

Guidelines for Recreational Activities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Recreation and Park Association has provided safety guidelines for participating in outdoor recreational activities. View details here