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Maine CDC Now Recommends All People Mask Indoors In 8 Counties

Trent Quinmby
Robert F. Bukaty
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AP
Capt. Trent Quinby wears a mask as he pilots the Isle Au Haut mailboat out of the harbor in Stonington, Maine, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The boat, which has the room for dozens of passengers, is restricting its capacity to just six to comply with social distancing guidelines on trips to the island six miles off the Maine coast.

Eight counties are now on the list of areas where the Maine CDC recommends everyone- regardless of vaccination status- wear masks indoors: Cumberland, Kennebec, Lincoln, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and York.

Both the state and U.S. CDC recently updated its guidance to recommend people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 resume wearing masks in areas with higher transmission of the disease.

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