AUGUSTA – Wednesday, Governor Janet Mills’ administration announced that travelers from Massachusetts are exempt from the state requirements of quarantining or presenting a negative COVID-19 test to travel to the state of Maine.
In a press release, Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah stated that “recent data shows the transmission risk in Massachusetts is similar to Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.”
He said that those traveling should still take advantage of available testing options for the safety of Maine residents and visitors.
As of September 22, Maine ranked: second lowest in the nation in terms of positive cases; fifth lowest in the nation in terms of deaths; the lowest in terms of patients ever-hospitalized out of the 36 states reporting; and tenth highest in the percentage of people who have recovered out of the 45 states reporting.
As of Wednesday, there have been 5,171 cases in the state.