Posted May 29, 2020
Governor Janet Mills today signed an Executive Order that requires businesses accessible to the public to post readily visible signs notifying customers of the requirement to wear cloth face coverings in that setting, and permits businesses to deny entry or service to a person who is not wearing a covering and is not otherwise exempt from the requirement to do so. This is part of an overall Executive Order addressing the gradual easing of restrictions implemented under previous Executive Orders as the state continues to reopen under the Restarting Maine’s Economy plan.
“It is my responsibility to protect the health and wellbeing of Maine people and to support our economy. Throughout this reopening process, I will continue to fight to strike that balance,” said Governor Mills. “This Executive Order allows for the gradual lifting of restrictions as we continue to reopen our economy. I continue to ask Maine people to stay home whenever possible, not only to protect themselves but to protect others as well, like our frontline workers. If and when you do go out, I urge you to stay local and shop local, to stay at least six feet apart from others, to wear a face covering, and, as always, to wash your hands and practice good hygiene. Staying vigilant will save lives and allow us to safely reopen our economy.”
The following is an outline of the order:
Eases the restrictions on certain gatherings from 10 to 50 beginning June 1 consistent with the Restarting Plan.
The Order is effective May 31, 2020 and will remain in effect until rescinded.