At Tuesday's Maine CDC press conference Governor Janet Mills announced an extension to Maine's stay home stay healthy initiative.

Though the original order was set to expire on Thursday, Mills has ordered an extension of the stay at home order until at least May 31st.

According to WABI this will include the current mandates like social distancing and only leaving the house for essential things like grocery shopping, working or exercising .However, unlike the original order, this will allow Mainers to go to businesses or join in things that are classified safe to open under Stage 1 of Maine's reopening plan.

The Governor's official statement includes,

"Governor Janet Mills today presented her Administration’s plan to gradually and safely restart Maine’s economy. The plan, which comes as the State appears to be successfully flattening the curve, establishes four gradual stages of reopening, the first of which begins May 1st. The stages focus not on essential v. non-essential designations like those used to originally limit business operations and activities, but on the ability of a business to operate or an activity to occur in a manner that protects public health and safety. As the Administration gradually eases restrictions on some businesses and activities, it also implements protective protocols, along with broader additional health and safety measures, to protect Maine people.

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