AUGUSTA – Governor Janet Mills has extended the State of Civil Emergency for the ninth time.
It remains in effect through December 23 and allows Maine to use federal resources and to deploy all available tools to respond to and contain COVID-19, according to a statement from the governor’s office Tuesday.
According to a statement from Governor Mills, all other New England states are also under states of emergencies.
“To all Maine people, please, to keep our small businesses open, to prevent our hospitals from being overwhelmed, to keep our kids in school, to protect yourselves as well as people you may never meet – get your flu shot, wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance, especially during the upcoming holiday season,” said Governor Mills.
“I know we are growing tired. This is not forever, but we have to do these things in order to get our grip on this virus as we make progress toward a vaccine,” the governor said in a statement.