COVID-19 Updates

We are actively responding to COVID-19 in our communities, and we are here to help you in any way we can. This page provides updates on YCCAC programs and services, as well as current information from the Maine CDC. Please return to this site often, as it is updated regularly.

CURRENT NEWS

APRIL 16, 2021
York County Transportation Extends Free Rides Through June 30, 2021
York County Community Action is pleased to offer free rides for essential needs, such as going to work, medical appointments, the pharmacy and grocery shopping, through June 30, 2021.

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APRIL 14, 2021
Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
The following statement is attributed to Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC and Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

MEDIA STATEMENT

APRIL 13, 2021
ADVISORY: Maine Advises Pause for Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
Governor Janet Mills, Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Nirav D. Shah issued the following statement today:

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APRIL 9, 2021
COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Unit Schedules Stop at Biddeford High School April 24 – 28
Maine to host New England’s second mobile vaccination unit capable of delivering at least 250 shots per day

The Mills Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today a partnership to launch a groundbreaking mobile vaccination unit that will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to people in rural and under-served communities across Maine.

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APRIL 7, 2021
All Maine Residents Age 16 and Older Are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination Beginning Today

“Maine continues to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. With the Federal government significantly increasing our supply of vaccines, it is appropriate to accelerate our timeframe and make all Maine people eligible beginning next Wednesday,” said Governor Janet Mills. “While this is a great step forward, Maine people should keep in mind that even though they are eligible it will still take time to get an appointment and get a vaccine. We will continue to work with vaccine providers across Maine to get shots into arms as quickly as we can.”

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APRIL 1, 2021

All Maine Residents Age 16 and Older Are Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning April 7th

Governor Janet Mills announced on April 1, 2021, that all Maine residents age 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning next Wednesday, April 7, 2021. The acceleration of Maine’s vaccination timeline by a week and a half comes as Maine is expected to receive a significant increase in vaccine supply from the Federal government. Vaccination for residents age 16 and older had previously been scheduled to begin on April 19, 2021.

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March 22, 2021
Governor Mills Announces Acceleration of Maine’s COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline

Governor Janet Mills announced on March 19th that Maine is accelerating the timeline of its vaccination plan to make more people eligible for COVID-19 vaccines earlier.

Beginning Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Maine residents age 50 and older will be eligible for the vaccination. Beginning Monday, April 19, 2021, all Maine residents age 16 and older will eligible for vaccination. The accelerated timeline comes as some Maine vaccine providers are reporting availability of appointments and as Maine anticipates an increase in vaccine supply from the Federal government.

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NEW: YCCAC Video Clips

York County: Community That Sticks Together

York County Transportation Offers Free Rides Through June 30, 2021

Nasson Health Care COVID-19 Swab & Send Site

YCCAC Health Educators Assist with COVID-19 Information, Resources

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EASILY CONNECT TO YCCAC DURING COVID-19

  • WIC: Please call the WIC program office in Sanford (459-2942) or Biddeford (283-2402) for all WIC services. Apply for WIC HERE.
  • CHILDREN’S SERVICES: Please call (207) 459-2963 to connect with our Children’s Services program. Apply for Head Start and Early Head Start HERE. You can also contact Children’s Services by email at Brenda.Corbett@yccac.org
  • TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: Please call (207) 324-5762, Option 2, to connect with our Transportation Services.
  • HEAT, ENERGY & FUEL / WEATHERIZATION: Please call (207) 459-2950 to connect with YCCAC Energy Services.
  • ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: (Outreach Workers) Please call (207) 324-5762, Option 8 to connect with an Outreach Worker.
  • HOMEBUYER EDUCATION & FORECLOSURE PREVENTION: To connect with our Homebuyer Education program or for Foreclosure Prevention assistance, please call (207) 324-5762, Option 6. To connect by email to our Homebuyer Education Coordinator, send a message to lee.sullivan@yccac.org.
  • NASSON HEALTH CARE: Please call (207) 490- 6900 to contact Nasson Health Care for all health services–medical, dental, and behavioral health.

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CHILDREN'S SERVICES (Head Start & Early Head Start)

ENERGY SERVICES

Update August 11

2021 HEAP Fuel Assistance Season Begins August 24th

The YCCAC Energy Services program will soon begin mailing HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) appointment cards to all eligible York County HEAP recipients from last year. The cards include the last phone number on record as well as a pre-booked appointment for each recipient.

The first to be contacted will be HEAP clients who may be susceptible to hypothermia: aged 60 years or older, households with children age 6 years and under, and clients with a doctor’s diagnosis. But over the next few weeks, all of last year’s HEAP recipients will receive an appointment card. HEAP clients are also welcome to call the Fuel Assistance office—beginning August 24th—to schedule an appointment. The HEAP phone number is (207) 459-2950.

2021 HEAP Eligibility Guidelines
2019/2020 HEAP Season Ends Tomorrow
It’s Not Too Late to Apply for HEAP Assistance
Work Situation Changed? You May Be Eligible For HEAP Benefits

ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

Updated: November 20
YCCAC Outreach Services, Foreclosure Prevention Assistance Available Remotely
YCCAC Outreach workers in the Economic Opportunity Department will continue holding appointments remotely (by phone or email) until further notice. At this time, there is no scheduled date for reopening Outreach offices. Revisions to Outreach operations will be announced when available.

Foreclosure prevention and counseling services are available remotely by contacting Marie Hogue at 324-5762 ext.2918.

Homebuyer Education Classes Go Online 
Community Outreach Workers on the Job, Ready to Help
Free Tax Prep Services Suspended Until Further Notice

HEALTH SERVICES (NASSON HEALTH CARE)

TRANSPORTATION

WIC NUTRITION SERVICES

Updated: November 20
WIC’s Sanford Office to Reopen August 3 for Limited Appointments
York County Community Action’s WIC Program will begin seeing clients at its Spruce Street (Sanford) clinic on August 3, 2020. This will be limited in number, as the office reopening will be closely monitored to ensure the safety and wellbeing of clients and staff. Weighing and measuring of infants will be available only in the Sanford office. Dates for reopening the Kittery and Biddeford WIC offices have not been set.

Most WIC appointments will continue to be administered by phone.

WIC Now Offering Services by Phone

Other Articles

State of Maine

Updated December 4
Mills Administration Continues Early Business Closing Time Amid Rising Cases, Hospitalizations|
Governor Mills Dedicates $6.2 Million More to Rent Relief to Support Maine Families
Mills Administration Announces Maine to Enter Stage 4 of Reopening
Governor Mills Dedicates $25 Million More to Unemployment Trust Fund to Support Maine Businesses & Workers During Pandemic
Mills Administration Approves Second Round of COVID-19 Prevention and Protection Awards Under Keep Maine Healthy Plan
To Fight COVID-19, Governor Mills Strengthens Enforcement of Face Covering Requirement as Maine Reopens

June 22
To Protect Public Health, Mills Administration Postpones Reopening of Indoor Bar Service Across Maine

Mills Administration Announces That Indoor Dining in Androscoggin, Cumberland & York Counties Can Resume on June 17 With Added Health and Safety Precautions

Mills Administration Releases Guidance for Town Meetings and Elections

Maine Expands Contact Tracing to Limit the Spread of COVID-19
Mills Administration Updates Plan to Restart Maine’s Economy
Maine Eliminates Testing Prioritization; Expands Testing to Anyone Suspected of Having COVID-19
Governor Mills Extends State of Civil Emergency As Maine Continues to Combat COVID-19
Mills Administration Secures Major COVID-19 Testing Expansion for Maine
Governor’s order will require everyone to wear face masks in public places, starting Friday 
Here are the dates when businesses and public spaces can reopen
Governor Mills Presents Safe, Gradual Plan to Restart Maine’s Economy
2019 Novel Coronavirus — (COVID-19) —Updates and Information
Governor Mills Issues Executive Order Moving Primary Election to July 14

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