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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Stay at Home Order: What Does It Mean?

Maine Governor Janet Mills has issued a  “Stay Healthy at Home” Executive Order due to COVID-19 which requires all Maine people to remain at home unless leaving for an essential activity.  

What do essential activities include? 

  • Obtaining necessary supplies for household consumption or use (for example, groceries, laundry, and products needed to maintain safety). 
  • Obtaining medication or medical supplies and seeking medical or behavioral health or emergency services. 
  • Providing care including transportation of oneself, a family or household member for essential services and/or to obtain necessary supplies and services. 
  • Traveling to and from an educational institution for purposes of receiving meals or instructional materials for distance learning. 
  • Engaging in outdoor exercise, such as walking, hiking, running, or biking, while adhering to social distancing rules. 
  • Travel required by a law enforcement officer or court order. 
  • Traveling to and from a federal, State, or local government building for a necessary purpose. 
  • Use of public transportation for any of the above purposes.  

In addition, you are now required to wear face coverings in public spaces where physical distancing is not an option. 

This emergency order remains in place until June 11, 2020.  Please remain at home and stay healthy during this emergency order and observed the stay at home restrictions. 

Keep in mind that the governor’s order still prohibits social gatherings of more than 10 people and requires out-of-state visitors to quarantine in place for 14 days. 

Stay At Home Order as modified on April 29, 2020
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