5/8/20 Rural Reopening Plan

May 11, 2020

On Friday, Governor Janet Mills announced a rural reopening plan aimed at reopening certain additional businesses in rural Maine over the course of the next two weeks with added health and safety measures. The plan comes after Governor Mills stated last week that her Administration was considering opportunities for regional variation as part of its Restarting Maine’s Economy plan. It also follows the announcement of a partnership with IDEXX Laboratories that will more than triple the State’s testing capacity.

Here are a few helpful links that may help you navigate through the new announcements: 

  • Maine DECD Website - check here for industry checklists and compliance forms to be provided in advance of each staged opening.
  • Restarting Maine's Economy - check here for updates to the staged opening timeline for your industry.
  • Maine CDC FAQs - check here for the most recent quarantine guidelines and other information to help protect you, your employees and your customers.
  • Press Release 5/8/20 - Plan will allow for reopening of certain businesses in rural Maine with safety precautions, timeline aligns with neighboring New Hampshire. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us at info@greaterfranklin.com, or you can contact the DECD Business Answers line with additional questions at (800) 872-3838 OR email business.answers@maine.gov.   

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