The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has temporarily closed its branch offices in Portland and Kennebunk, after one of the staff members who had worked at both locations this week has tested positive for the COVID-19. The branches will reopen on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
All coworkers and members of the public who interacted with the BMV employee have been contacted directly and notified of their potential expopsure. The branches are being deep cleaned today.
“We are hopeful that our coworker has a swift and complete recovery” said Secretary of State Shenna Bellows,” and we have acted immediately to close those branches for cleaning to prevent the potential for further exposure of our staff and the public.”
In addition to responding to this positive case with the offices closures and cleaning, the BMV continues to implement CDC-recommended sanitization and disease prevention measures at all offices, including distancing, wiping down customer-facing surfaces and use of physical barriers. Secretary Bellows has been in close communication with the MaineCDC.
All state offices are closed Monday, January 18 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Customers can seek to complete their motor vehicle transactions on Friday at other nearby branches.