Maine: The Official Stance for Construction
Construction Status: Essential
Releasing an exempt on construction and essential business, the state authorities of Maine have announced a statewide business closure order effective from March 25, 2020, to April 30, 2020.
Apart from this, a stay at home order has also been announced after the exclusive release of orders by Portland previously. To help citizens in Maine cope up with the situation, Governor Janet Mills have announced various guidelines and practices that will help state in making a safe recovery from COVID-19. These include funding plan for schools, support to working families, and lifting of general economy. You can get a quick check to each of these releases by clicking here.
October 2020 Update: On October 6, Governor Mills announced Stage 4 of reopening plan starting from October 13, 2020. Under stage 4 of reopening all types of construction projects in the state are allowed to function, while following the safety practices will be a mandate for all.
Governing Body: Office of Governor Janet T. Mills
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FAQs: Maine Construction Updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic
However, the orders issued by the Portland authorities stated that any construction project which was in process prior to COVID-19 restrictions should be permitted to continue, but are mandated to follow social distancing guidelines. Moreover, plumbers, electricians, sanitation, and safety were all deemed to be essential services.
Moreover, there are guidelines to limit the number of people permitted in a store based upon size. The orders from Portland categorized hardware and building material suppliers and stores to be essential.