April 2 COVID-19 Updates & Other Things You Need to Know
Here is a collection of the things you need to know today.....
NEWS: Maine Secretary of State said there are enough signatures for the referendum CMP’s line project to make it to the November ballot according to Bangor Daily News. The subject goes back to Superior Court after the judge asked the MeSOS office to verify the signature.
Farmington has been ordered to pay a $22,000 fine for failing to make sure firefighters have proper training and equipment when they went to the LEAP building last fall according to US News. That explosion killed one, injured 7 and destroyed the building from a propane explosion.
Frosty’s Donuts has closed there locations in Gardiner and Freeport permanently according to centralmaine.com.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension is going to be offering a class later this spring to help Mainers preserve more of the food they grow according to US News. People need to apply before May 1.
Christian Behr from the Augusta Police Department retired March 31 after 25 years with the Augusta Police Department
COVID-19: COVID-19 world map from John Hopkins Univesity
County by county coronavirus count from centralmaine.com.
COVID-19 updates from Newscenter.
Maine is starting the day with 344 cases of COVID-19 and 7 deaths, the bulk of those in Cumberland and York counties. There are over 216,000 cases nationwide, 5,137 have died and 8,672 are recovered.
The Maine State Police are asking you not to confront anyone driving a car without of state plates and Gov Mills has put in the paperwork to FEMA for a disaster declaration for the State of Maine according to WMTW
One of the parts of the new orders is that essential stores are limited by how many people can be inside at one time and it varies by size according to WABI. The smaller the store the fewer people allowed in.
What does the new stay at home order mean? WABI broke it down. You are allowed to leave home for a variety of reasons including grocery shopping and going to a walk.