Maine: Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency

Maine: Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency

Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency To: MMMP Registrants and Prospective AUMP Licensees From: Director Erik Gundersen Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Subject: Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency Background On March 15, 2020, Governor Janet T. Mills signed a civil emergency proclamation in response to developments regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Maine. The following day, Governor Mills and legislative leaders reached a bipartisan agreement on a revised supplemental budget proposal that targeted funds to protect our citizens and communities and safeguard Maine’s economy as the nation confronts COVID-19. In addition, the Governor worked with the legislature to spearhead a package of emergency measures aimed at improving the state and local response to COVID-19. Governor Mills signed these measures into law on March 18, 2020, and announced additional steps to protect public health and safety. Most notable among these additional steps, Governor Mills has signed an executive order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people statewide and closing dine-in facilities at all restaurants and bars statewide. In that same communication, Governor Mills strongly urged non-essential public-facing businesses, such as gyms, hair salons, theatres, casinos, shopping malls, to close their doors for two weeks to minimize public gatherings. Caregivers and dispensaries are exempt from this guidance based on their classification as “other medical facilities”. The mission of the Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) continues to be focused on ensuring the health and safety of all Mainers by effectively and responsibly licensing and regulating marijuana establishments. OMP is providing this guidance to…

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