New COVID-19 Executive Order

In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the State of Maine has announced measures to prevent the spread of the virus. 

November 4, 2020, Executive Order:

Face Coverings:

Face coverings must now be worn in public settings regardless of how far apart you are from other people. View Masking FAQ

You can read the full press release by clicking here.

You can read the Executive Order by clicking here.

November 1, 2020, Press Release:

Indoor Gatherings

Effective Wednesday, November 4, indoor gatherings will return to a maximum of 50 people, regardless of capacity. The gathering limit on outdoor activities remains at 100 people under existing guidelines, with physical distancing and the use of face coverings. Occupancy limits for retail establishments will remain at 5 people per 1,000 square feet of shopping space.

Bars and Tasting Rooms

The State previously anticipated reopening bars and tasting rooms to indoor seated service on Monday, November 2, 2020, but this date has been pushed back. According to Governor Mills' press release, the Administration will continue to evaluate public health metrics to determine when it is safe to reopen bars and tasting rooms for indoor seated service.

States Exempt from Maine's Quarantine or Testing Alternative

The Administration also announced that, effective Wednesday, November 4, 2020, people traveling from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are no longer exempt from Maine’s quarantine or negative test requirement. People coming here from these states must either quarantine for 14 days or receive a negative COVID-19 test with a sample taken less than 72 hours from arrival in Maine, quarantining while awaiting test results. This protocol includes Maine residents returning from one of the non-exempt states.

You can read the full press release by clicking here.

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