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COVID-19: Maine Governor Janet Mills Extends State of Emergency

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Governor Janet Mills issued a proclamation extending Maine’s state of civil emergency through May 15, 2020. The original proclamation was set to expire on April 15, 2020.

The proclamation allows Governor Mills to continue deploying all available state resources to respond to and protect Maine citizens against the spread of COVID-19. The proclamation also grants emergency powers to the Department of Health and Human Services, and eases Maine’s access to federal aid to boost response efforts.

This new proclamation does not change the expiration dates of Executive Order 19An Order Regarding Essential Businesses and Operations, or Executive Order 28An Order Regarding Further Restrictions on Public Contract and Movement, Schools, Vehicle Travel and Retail Business Operations, often referred to as the “Stay at Home Order.” Both orders are still set to expire on April 30, 2020 unless otherwise amended, rescinded, or renewed.

However, several other executive orders are extended by their own terms as a result of the new proclamation.

The following orders will expire upon the termination of the state of civil emergency unless rescinded sooner:

  • Executive Order 23An Order Suspending Provisions of the Maine Pharmacy Act and Related Rules in Order to Facilitate the Continuation of Out-of-State Clinical Trials of Investigational Drugs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Executive Order 35An Order Suspending Enforcement of Provisions of Certain Licensing Statutes and Rules in Order to Facilitate Health Care and Veterinary Care During the State of Emergency Created by COVID-19

The following orders will expire 30 days after the termination of the state of civil emergency unless rescinded sooner:

  • Executive Order 18An Act Extending Compliance Dates Under Certain Motor Vehicle Laws

  • Executive Order 24An Act Regarding Recycling and Solid Waste Facility Operating Hours Enforced by the Department of Environmental Protection

  • Executive Order 30-AAn Order Regarding an Extension of the Current Use Taxation Deadline

  • Executive Order 31An Order Extending Deadlines Related to Certain Property Tax Exemptions

  • Executive Order 37An Order Temporarily Modifying Certain In-Person Notarization and Acknowledgement Requirements

©2021 Pierce Atwood LLP. All rights reserved.National Law Review, Volume X, Number 106
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Andrea Maker Healthcare Attorney Pierce Atwood Law Firm Portland
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Andrea Maker provides governmental relations services in Maine and in Washington, DC with Maine's Congressional delegation. Her practice includes lobbying, government contracts, and strategic positioning of organizations. Her advocacy focus areas include economic development, workforce development, health care and real estate.

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Ann Robinson, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Augusta and Portland, Health Care Law Attorney
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Ann Robinson is a partner in Pierce Atwood's Government Relations and Health Care Practice Groups.

A highly regarded Maine attorney and lobbyist, Ann was a partner and former Chair of the Government Affairs Practice Group at a large Maine law firm, where she built an active legislative and regulatory law practice focusing primarily in the areas of health care, insurance, and professional regulation.

Ann most recently served as General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Spectrum Medical Group, P.A., Northern...

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