Friday, November 20, 2020
With COVID-19 circumstances quickly rising all through the state of Maine, Governor Janet Mills yesterday introduced new public well being and security measures to mitigate the unfold of the virus. These measures embrace day by day early closure of sure companies statewide, the extension of the Maintain Maine Wholesome program, and a rise within the variety of fast COVID-19 testing websites.
Starting Friday, November 20, 2020, sure companies statewide should shut for the night time by 9:00 p.m. These companies embrace:
All outside and indoor amusement venues
Performing arts venues
Companies that present seated foods and drinks service, together with:
Social golf equipment
Bars and tasting rooms
This measure follows related actions taken by Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and New York, and can stay in impact by way of Sunday, December 6, 2020.
Extending the Maintain Maine Wholesome Program
To assist companies adjust to these new measures, Governor Mills will make investments $100,000 into the Coronavirus Reduction Fund to increase the Maintain Maine Wholesome public consciousness marketing campaign into January 2021. The marketing campaign, which launched in June 2020, makes use of social media, digital, tv, and streaming media promoting to encourage Maine residents to take actions that restrict the unfold of COVID-19.
Extra COVID-19 Check Websites
Starting Friday, November 20, 2020, a further 52 Walgreens pharmacies will start providing free drive-through fast COVID-19 antigen testing. This testing is offered to anybody in Maine who’s experiencing signs of COVID-19. Subsequent week, three extra Walgreens pharmacies will start providing testing, bringing the full to 65 Walgreens websites all through Maine.
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