• coronavirus Jan 13

    Maine to Revamp Vaccine Priority as COVID Cases Surge

    As Maine reaches a record 824 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in one day, the state is making adjustments to its vaccine rollout plan. On Wednesday, Gov. Janet Mills announced the state would join others that are vaccinating people ages 65 and older in a more expedited way than originally outlined. Instead of having people in those age groups wait for…

  • janet mills Jan 12

    Maine Requiring Driver's Licenses to Be Renewed Again

    The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles has reinstated regular deadlines that were extended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, has rescinded a March executive order that eased requirements for renewals. The reinstated deadlines and requirements apply to driver’s licenses, driver permits, state identification cards, commercial driver licenses and numerous other credentials that have expired since...

  • Maine Jan 4

    Some Maine GOP Lawmakers Demand That Colleagues Return to Work

    A group of Republican lawmakers plans to travel to the Maine Statehouse on Tuesday to call on their colleagues to get back to work, accusing Democratic leaders of dragging their feet. Legislative leaders countered that the work already is underway and the appropriations committee is meeting Tuesday. Republicans protested in the summer and fall when the Legislature failed to reach…

  • coronavirus Dec 11, 2020

    Gov. Mills Issues New Order Strengthening Maine's Mask Mandate

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills issued a new executive order Friday strengthening the enforcment of the state’s existing face covering requirement in all indoor public spaces. The governor also warned that more severe restrictions might be necessary, including reduced gathering limits or business closures. “Short of closing businesses and schools and requiring people to stay home, which is the last...

  • Maine Dec 8, 2020

    Maine to Change COVID-19 Investigations as Cases Break Records

    Maine continues breaking daily coronavirus case records, with 427 new positive tests reported by the state’s Center for Control and Prevention on Monday, when the agency’s director announced a change to how it will investigate new cases. The Maine CDC will no longer conduct contact tracing investigations for every person who tests positive for COVID-19, said Dr. Nirav Shah,...

  • Maine Dec 4, 2020

    Maine's 9 P.M. Curfew for Some Businesses Is Extended Through Jan. 3

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills said Friday she is extending through Jan. 3 a requirement that some businesses close by 9 p.m. amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mills initiated the policy prior to Thanksgiving and originally said it would apply to some businesses until Dec. 6. The rules apply to all outdoor and indoor entertainment venues, performing arts venues, casinos, movie theaters,…

  • coronavirus Dec 2, 2020

    Maine Gov. Mills Reports ‘No Symptoms' in Quarantine; Security Guard Tests Positive for COVID-19

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday said she was showing no COVID-19 symptoms while in quarantine, despite a member of her security detail testing positive for the novel coronavirus. Participating in a virtual press briefing, Mills said from the state’s official governor’s residence, The Blaine House, that she was feeling well and monitoring her health while continuing to work,...

  • Maine Dec 2, 2020

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills Quarantining After COVID Exposure

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills had announced the quarantine on Tuesday, revealing that a member of her security detail had shown symptoms of the virus.

  • coronavirus Dec 2, 2020

    Maine Gov. Mills Self-Quarantining Because Security Guard May Have COVID

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills has announced she is self-quarantining after a member of her security detail “is a probable case” for the novel coronavirus. “This virus is everywhere and no one is immune from exposure with the virus or from the infection itself or from the impacts on our work and daily lives. And I’m no exception,” Mills said...

  • Thanksgiving Nov 23, 2020

    Thanksgiving Week Has Arrived in New England. A Look at COVID Restrictions

    Thanksgiving week has arrived in New England amid rising concern that travel and gatherings could worsen a surge in coronavirus cases across the region and country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving amid the pandemic. This comes as the United States has reached over 12 million confirmed cases of COVID-19.  In…

  • Maine Nov 10, 2020

    Maine Senate Backs End to Religious and Philosophical Opt-Outs for Vaccines

    Maine’s Senate has backed an end to the state’s religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines. The Senate’s 18-17 vote Tuesday means the bill faces a round of procedural votes in both chambers before heading to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ desk.

  • Maine Nov 7, 2020

    As COVID-19 Cases Climb, Maine Residents Adjust to New Mask Mandate

    Maine is now in its second day under a new executive order requiring masks to be worn in all public settings regardless of social distancing. Previously, people in the state were only required to wear masks in public if they could not separate themselves six feet for more from other people, but Maine Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, changed that…

  • coronavirus Nov 6, 2020

    Day 2 of Maine's New Mask Mandate

    People in Maine are now required to wear masks in public regardless of how far they are from others.

  • Maine Nov 6, 2020

    Maine Gov. Mills Announces New, Stricter Face Mask Order

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills has announced a new executive order that steps up face mask requirements as the state sees a spike in coronavirus cases. The order, filed Wednesday and effective immediately, requires people — with some exceptions — to wear masks in public, regardless of whether they are able to maintain a safe social distance from other people. Face…

  • mask order Nov 5, 2020

    Maine Gov. Issues New Mask Order

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills on Thursday issued a new executive order requiring people to wear face coverings in public settings regardless of their ability to maintain physical distance from others.

  • Maine Oct 14, 2020

    Maine Moves to Stage 4 of Reopening, Giving Boost to Restaurants Ahead of Winter

    Maine moved into Stage 4 of its COVID-19 economic reopening plan on Tuesday, meaning many businesses and organizations were allowed to host more people inside ahead of the cool and cold weather coming in late fall and winter. Places like restaurants, movie theaters and religious gathering spaces are able to fill either 50% of their seats or allow 100 people…

  • Maine Oct 13, 2020

    Maine Begins Stage 4 of Its Reopening Plan

    Maine is moving into Phase 4 of its reopening plan, which means increased indoor capacity for many businesses.

  • coronavirus Sep 17, 2020

    Coronavirus Outbreak at Navy Shipyard, Maine Signs Order on Pandemic Revenue Shortfall

    The Maine Center for Disease Control is investigating an outbreak involving 18 confirmed virus cases at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Those who have tested positive include 13 Maine residents, four New Hampshire residents and one Massachusetts resident, said Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine CDC. The outbreak appears to be linked to a group of nine workers who commuted…

  • coronavirus in maine Sep 3, 2020

    Maine Gov. Mills Extends Civil Emergency Order for the 6th Time

    Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday extended a state of emergency for a sixth time during the pandemic. In a statement, Mills urged Mainers not to let “pandemic fatigue” allow them to become complacent, especially as students are returning to schools and universities across the state. “The outbreaks which we hear about in other states every day can sometimes feel…

  • Big Moose Inn Aug 21, 2020

    Maine Inn Cited After Coronavirus Outbreak

    A Maine inn was cited Friday after a coroanvirus outbreak connected to the death of one person and 32 other illnesses.

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