Governor extends coronavirus civil state of emergency another 30 days

BUSINESS OWNERS WHO SAY THE MOVE COULD CREATE MORE CONFRONTATIONS. <JIM INTRO-15.58> “MANY OF THE BUSINESS OWNERS WE SPOKE WITH TODAY SAY THE GOVERNOR’S NEW MAS MANDATE WILL PUT THEM IN A TOUGH POSITION, BUT SOME HAVE ALREADY COME UP WITH CREATIVE WAYS TO DEFUSE POTENTIAL CONFRONTATION.” WHEN YOU WALK INTO MONTE’S FINE FOODS – SOMEONE WILL GESTURE YOU TOWARD THE SANITATION STATION. AND THEY WILL OFFER YOU A FREE MASK IF YOU DON’T HAVE ONE. <SOT-STEVE QUATTRUCCI/MONTE’S FINE FOODS-23.52.47 TO 23.53.00 TRT :13> “HERE’S THE THING. NONE OF US LIKE WEARING MASKS. BUT WE’RE WEARING THEM UP TO 1 HOURS A DAY AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, REALLY ALL THE GOVERNOR IS ASKING IS FOR YOU TO PUT ONE ON FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES WHILE YOU DO YOUR SHOPPING. I THINK THAT’S A REASONABLE REQUEST.” DOWN IN BAYSIDE AT THE NEW “WILSON COUNTY BARBECUE,” THE OWNER SAYS AN ENFORCEMENT ORDER IS DIFFERENT THAN A SIMPLE REMINDER AND WILL ONLY MAKE THINGS MORE DIFFICULT FOR HIS STAFF. <SOT-SPENCER BRANTLEY/WILSON COUNTY BARBECUE- 04.34 TO 04.49 TRT :15> “WE ARE NOT THE COPS. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? WE DO CERTAINLY WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS AND COMPLY WITH THE MANDATE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE CONFRONTATIONS.” <JIM TAG-16.50 TO 17.06> “THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID SHE’S DOING THIS TO HELP CONTROL THE VIRUS RATES AS SO MANY OTHER

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Governor extends coronavirus civil state of emergency another 30 days

Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday extended the state of civil emergency another 30 days due to the coronavirus outbreak.This is the fourth extension of the civil state of emergency, which now runs through Aug. 6.Mills has said the state of emergency allows the state’s government to deploy all available resources to deal with the pandemic.“If we stay vigilant and take all necessary precautions to protect ourselves and those around us, like wearing a face covering, washing hands and staying 6 feet apart, then we can stay safe and healthy and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Maine,” Mills said.As of Wednesday, there were 3,460 cases of the virus reported in Maine and 110 people with the virus have died.

Gov. Janet Mills on Wednesday extended the state of civil emergency another 30 days due to the coronavirus outbreak.

This is the fourth extension of the civil state of emergency, which now runs through Aug. 6.

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Mills has said the state of emergency allows the state’s government to deploy all available resources to deal with the pandemic.

“If we stay vigilant and take all necessary precautions to protect ourselves and those around us, like wearing a face covering, washing hands and staying 6 feet apart, then we can stay safe and healthy and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Maine,” Mills said.

As of Wednesday, there were 3,460 cases of the virus reported in Maine and 110 people with the virus have died.