Maine’s Mask Repeal Order Signed and Starts Monday
Yesterday, Gov Janet Mills signed the executive order making the changes, which is what it looks like according to WABI.
To sum it up…you do you. Gov Mills did not want different rules for different people, the vaccinated and unvaccinated, so all the mask mandates are gone as of Monday, May 24, 2021. There is still one group that has to wear the mask: kids five and older in school or daycare. It is also recommended that unvaccinated Mainers still wear a mask when indoors…but it is a recommendation, not a mandate.
Just because there is no mandate, businesses can do what they want to do. A company has the right to decide if they're going to keep mask requirements and physical distancing requirements. Personally, I was a big fan of physical distancing in public long before the pandemic.
As for the vaccines, the large clinics are starting to close down, being replaced with smaller clinics, or as we learned about yesterday, the state will come to you if you have a group of ten or more.
The COVID cases in Maine have been trending down after things took off over the winter. As of today, May 21, 2021, Maine has seen a total of 66,534 cases of COVID, and 816 have died. If you are really interested in cases, history, trends, locations, breakdowns of date, scroll down this page from WMTW.
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