It looks like Mainers who had been looking forward to getting back into bars and tasting rooms in the state will have to wait.
According to Channel 8 WMTW, Gov. Janet Mills issued an order Sunday which postpones the reopening of bars and tasting rooms in the state indefinitely. They were previously slated to reopen on November 1st, but the decision was made to postpone the reopenings due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.
There’s been another change to indoor gatherings – the limit on the number of people has been reduced, from 100 to 50.
In a statement, Gov. Mills said, “Like most people in this state, I am extremely concerned about the spread of this virus as we head into colder winter months and the holiday season, when we customarily gather with friends and family.”
She also extended the “Keep Maine Healthy Plan,” which allotted more than $13 million in federal CARE ACT funding for Maine towns to develop and implement their own COVID-19 prevention and protection strategies.