Governor Mills Orders Non-Essential Businesses to Close
March 24, 2020
Governor Mills has issued an Executive Order mandating that all non-essential businesses and operations in Maine close their physical locations that are public facing, meaning those that allow customer, vendor or other in-person contact. The Order also closes non-essential business sites that require more than ten workers to convene in a space where physical distancing is not possible. Non-essential businesses and operations may continue activities that do not involve these types of in-person contact and convenings, and should facilitate the maximum number of employees working remotely. The EO is effective at 12:01am on March 25, 2020.
Truck delivery and distribution of goods are classified as "essential", as is manufacturing, maintenance of essential infrastructure, gas stations, forest products and auto repair. The complete list is in Section II (B)(2).
Part of the Order was the inclusion of the DHS CISA list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers which further spells out the essential functions of our industry under Transportation and Logistics. This is the list MMTA has requested to be used by the Governor and we appreciate her including it for additional clarity. Click
for the full CISA list.