AUGUSTA – Gov. Janet Mills announced Maine’s latest steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 during the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s daily briefing Tuesday.
Among those measures, which take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday are closing all nonessential businesses across the state, which are required to close their public entrances, and limiting large stores to 100 customers at any given time.
Meanwhile, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah said that the absence of evidence of cases in a particular county is not evidence of the absence of cases in that county.
About 16,000 pieces of protective equipment will be shipped across the state Tuesday, he said.
Mills said the new restrictions are in effect through April 8.