Governor Mills Updates State Of Maine Mask Guidance
According to the Portland Press Herald, Governor Janet Mills has decided the state will follow the latest recommendation from the National Centers For Disease Control.
The new guidance recommends that, regardless of vaccination status, those in areas with substantial COVID-19 transmission should wear a mask when indoors.
However, as the Civil State of Emergency has ended, this is just a suggestion, not a requirement.
Currently, the only counties that fall into the "substantial transmission" category are York Count and Piscataquis County. Substantial transmission is defined as at least 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days. In some southern and midwestern states, every county has high or substantial transmission.
Due in large part to the spread of the “Delta” variant, much of the country has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and virus-related hospitalizations.
According to the KJ, on Wednesday (July 28th), it was reported that the state had an additional 65 cases of COVID-19 and one additional pandemic-related death.
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