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March 5, 2021

Moving Maine Forward plan maintains critical public health measures, establishes clear timeframes, simplifies and standardizes protocols, and updates travel policies to prepare for Maine’s busy tourism season as vaccinations progress

Governor Janet Mills today unveiled a plan to protect public health and support Maine’s economy as the state approaches its busy spring and summer tourism season.

March 3, 2021

Administration will continue to stand up its dedicated vaccination opportunities for Maine school staff 60 and older

February 27, 2021

Governor Janet Mills, Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew, and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Nirav D. Shah issued the following statements on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine today:

February 26, 2021

Governor moves to age-based vaccine eligibility to continue focus on older Mainers most at risk of dying and to ensure speed and efficiency of vaccination effort

In an effort to save lives and ensure that health care providers can efficiently and quickly vaccinate as many people as possible, Governor Janet Mills announced today that Maine will adopt an age-based approach to expanding vaccine eligibility. As a result, beginning next Wednesday, March 3, 2021, Maine will expand eligibility for the vaccine to those 60 years and older.

February 23, 2021

In her State of the Budget Address tonight, Governor Janet Mills declared that her Administration is focused on health care, education, and the Maine economy, saying that her budget proposals maintain stability in these important areas during a time of uncertainty and put Maine on a path to economic recovery.

February 23, 2021

Governor announces “Back to Work” bond proposal to accelerate Maine’s economic recovery, diversify & strengthen economy; pays tribute to perseverance of Maine people and those who lost their lives to COVID-19

In her State of the Budget Address tonight, Governor Janet Mills declared that her Administration is focused on health care, education, and the Maine economy, saying that her budget proposals maintain stability in these important areas during a time of uncertainty and put Maine on a path to economic recovery.

February 23, 2021

Consistent with a directive (PDF) of the President, Governor Janet Mills today ordered the United States and the State of Maine flags be lowered immediately statewide through Friday, February 26, 2021 in solemn remembrance of the 500,000 Americans, including 660 Maine people, who have died with COVID-19.

February 22, 2021

On February 19th The Maine Department of Marine Resources filed comments with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on the draft Biological Opinion for ten fishery management plans in the Greater Atlantic Region, focusing on the North Atlantic Right Whale. In a cover letter included with DMR’s comments, Governor Janet Mills expressed “grave concern” about the draft Bi-Op, warning it will be economically devastating and will fundamentally change Maine’s lobster fishery.

February 18, 2021

Monthly reports on fatal and non-fatal overdoses from the Office of Attorney General will inform state and local strategies to save the lives of Maine people

February 17, 2021

Governor Janet Mills announced today (PDF) that she will deliver a virtual State of the Budget Address on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.