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Governors Conference Planned For Maine Will Be Moved Online

PORTLAND, Maine - A meeting of governors from around the country that had been scheduled to take place in Maine has been moved online to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. The Summer Meeting of the National Governors Association had been slated to convene Wednesday in Portland. The association says the event has been moved online "in accordance with public health guidelines and to afford governors from around the country a forum to meet and discuss common goals and priorities without leaving their home states, commonwealths and territories."

The organizers of the event said more than 40 governors are expected to participate. Maine has had more than 3,900 cases of the virus since the pandemic began earlier this year.