Public well being officers in Maine are persevering with to watch the unfold of coronavirus in different states, and they’re no nearer to easing journey restrictions put in place due to the virus.
Maine requires vacationers from different states to supply a destructive coronavirus check or quarantine for 2 weeks. It exempted New Hampshire and Vermont from these necessities in late June, and added Connecticut, New York and New Jersey to the exempt listing in early July.
Maine Middle for Illness Management and Prevention director Nirav Shah stated Tuesday the state not too long ago reviewed case statistics in different states and “didn’t see something that prompted us to maneuver any states into the ‘can go to with out destructive check’ class.”
Which means the journey restrictions nonetheless apply to Massachusetts, which sends droves over vacationers to Maine each summer season and fall. However Shah stated the variety of new circumstances per million in Massachusetts was 769, which was greater than 3 times the quantity in Maine. The quantity in Rhode Island was even greater, he stated.
Shah stated it’s doable the state may ease journey restrictions on states exterior the Northeast, however they must meet Maine’s strict standards for containment of the virus.