Mills Administration Eyeing Possible Return Of Mask Mandates
It appears that some form of mask mandate could soon return to the State of Maine.
According to WMTW, Maine Governor Janet mills has directed state health officials to review that new federal mask guidance.
The new federal guidance, which was released earlier today (Tuesday), suggests that people, whether they are vaccinated or not, should wear masks inside.
Additionally, it is suggested that all K-12 students wear masks when in school.
It appears that the governor intends to announce any changes to COVID-19 regulations at some point tomorrow (Wednesday).
In a statement, Mills said that tomorrow she plans to:
announce what changes, if any, will be made to our current public health recommendations here in Maine. In the meantime, we continue to strongly urge all Maine people to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. It is the best and most effective way to protect your health and that of your family, friends, and communities.
At this point, York and Piscataquis counties are the only two counties in Maine that show a significant amount of community spread. As a result, it is possible they could be the only two counties to see a return of mask mandates. However, it is also possible that, out of an abundance of caution, we could see masks return to the rest of the state. We'll just have to wait and see.
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