Governor Mills Announces State of Civil Emergency To End June 30th: What does this mean for us?

Governor Janet Mills announced that Maine's State of Civil Emergency will end June 30, 2021 – the end of this month. The Governor temporarily extended the current State of Civil Emergency, which was set to expire on Sunday, June 13, through June 30, 2021, to ensure an orderly transition out of the emergency, allowing State government departments to continue necessary pandemic-related services. During this time, departments will identify any policies that may need temporary extensions past June 30, 2021, such as flexibilities for child care providers and home-and community-based services given ongoing pandemic-related challenges.

The State's last remaining face covering requirement, which only applies to indoor preK-12 schools and child care settings, will also end on June 30, 2021. However, this DOES NOT APPLY TO US! Maine nursing home and congregate care settings are still required to screen anyone entering the home for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as well as ensure that staff (regardless of vaccination status) wear source control masking.

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