Gov. Mills Extends Civil Emergency Order For The 6th Time

Sep 3, 2020

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democratic Gov. Janet Mills has extended a state of emergency for a sixth time during the pandemic.

In a statement, Mills urged Mainers not to let "pandemic fatigue" allow them to become complacent, especially as students are returning to schools and universities across the state.

She gave a nod to outbreaks stemming from a wedding in the Katahdin region in saying "one little match can spark a fire that may be very difficult to put out." The emergency orders are issued in 30-day increments.