Signs of the Times: Documenting Covid-19 Signs in Southern Maine

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Wendy Chapkis


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Sign text:

The Stay at Home directive requires people living in Maine to stay at
home at all times unless for an essential job or an essential personal reason
such as obtaining food, medicine, health care, or other necessary purposes.

The Executive Order take effect at 12:01 a.m. on April 2, 2020 and will last until at least April 30, 2020.

With respect to Casco Bay Lines:

This order Prohibits the use of public transportation
unless for an essential reason or job that cannot be done
from home and limiting the number of people traveling in
private vehicles to persons within the immediate
household unless transporting for essential activities.

All individuals shall maintain a
minimum distance of six feet from other persons.

Enforcement: Pursuant to 37-B M.R.S. 786

This Order shall be enforced by law enforcement as necessary and violations are class E
Crime subject to up to six months in jail and a $1000 fine. In addition, compliance with
Section IV of this Order may also be enforced by government officials who regulate
licenses, permits, or any other authorization to operate a business or occupy a building.

It is the Governor's hope that compliance will be voluntary, and that formal enforcement will not be necessary.


Portland, Maine

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Paper - Print

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