• coronavirus pandemic June 30, 2021 6:42 pm

    Maine, One of Nation's Most Vaccinated States, Ends Emergency Order

    A coronavirus pandemic emergency order ended on Wednesday for one of the most vaccinated states in the country. Maine was under a “state of civil emergency” since the early days of the pandemic. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills used the order to use state resources to try to slow the spread of the virus. On Wednesday, after nearly 200 total COVID-19 briefings,...

  • state of civil emergency August 5, 2020 8:26 pm

    Maine Extends State of Civil Emergency Another 30 Days

    Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday extended Maine’s State of Civil Emergency for another thirty days, making it last through Sept. 3. Nearly all other states in the U.S. have taken similar action, according to a news release from Mills’ office. “Maine people have taken the tough but necessary steps to protect the health and safety of us all, and...

  • Maine July 8, 2020 10:55 pm

    Maine Steps Up Mask Rules, Extends State of Emergency

    Maine has extended its state of civil emergency and is requiring masks in more places. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said Wednesday that she extended the state of emergency until Aug. 6. Mills has said the state of emergency allows the state’s government to “deploy all available resources to protect the health and safety of Maine people and to respond quickly…

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