Mills' New Plan To Keep Mainers Safe While Boosting Tourism: What Are The Risks?
On Monday, Maine Gov. Janet Mills announced new rules for tourists coming to Maine amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of abiding by a 14-day quarantine, visitors seeking lodging will need to certify that they've had at least one negative COVID-19 test - with some exceptions.
Maine's death toll from COVID-19 has now reached 94, five more than Monday, as 28 new cases were diagnosed overnight. That's according to Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Nirav Shah, who reported at a media briefing in Augusta Tuesday that Maine has identified a total of 2,377 cases of the disease since the outbreak's onset.
Maine is tracking three new outbreaks of COVID-19 in Maine, as state health officials report another 24 cases of the disease since Sunday, for a total of 2,349 so far. The death toll remains unchanged at 89.
The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 37 new cases of COVID-19 and another death, a woman in her 80s from Cumberland County. This total number of people associated with COVID-19 who have died is 85.
The Maine Brewers' Guild, the trade association representing nearly every brewery in the state, is challenging the methodology that will allow restaurants to reopen June 1 but require bars and breweries to wait another month, even if they have ample outdoor seating for customers.