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Maine State Chamber of Commerce Statement on Governor Mills’ March 24, 2020 Executive Order

Posted March 24, 2020

“The Maine State Chamber of Commerce appreciates Governor Mills’ leadership on COVID-19 and that the number one priority at this time is safeguarding the public’s health,” said Dana Connors, president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. “The governor’s executive order is in regards to physical distancing measures for businesses that are public-facing. It changes her previous recommendation to a mandate for a segment of Maine’s business community. Many businesses are already taking actions to protect their employees, customers and vendors. Adhering to the governor’s order will protect everyone’s health, the health of fellow citizens, the health of workers on the frontlines, and the capabilities of our hospital systems to care for those in need. The sooner we take these actions to flatten the curve of COVID-19, the sooner we will get through this and Maine can get back to business.”

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