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Annual event to be renamed COVID Independence Day to honor Mainers

BANGOR – The Greater Bangor 4th of July Corporation, the non-profit group that organizes the Independence Day festivities for the greater Bangor region, has been monitoring the latest news and meeting with state and local officials for guidance regarding Gov. Janet Mills’ four-phase plan to reopen the state and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s current recommendations.

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Mills to allow retailers and restaurants to open, keeps stay-at-home order in place

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AUGUSTA – Gov. Janet Mills on Friday announced a modification to her four-phase reopening plan. The plan, which will allow retailers to open Monday, May 11, 2020 and restaurants to open a week later on May 18, 2020, will roll out to the 12 counties in Maine where community transmission has not occurred.

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AUGUSTA – Gov. Janet Mills on Tuesday extended her stay-at-home order with a new “Stay Safer at Home” executive order until May 31 and released a four-stage plan to begin reopening Maine’s economy starting Friday, May 1.

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DAILY UPDATE: Current information as of 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, with CDC data as of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24

AUGUSTA - Deaths related to COVID-19 remained steady at 140 for a fourth consecutive day on Friday, while total cases across the state rose rose to 5,235, up 28 from Thursday according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). Friday's figure caps a week of increases that saw total cases climb by about 244, or nearly five percent, in the past seven days.

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Lockdown: Life in Maine grinds to a halt amid COVID-19 concerns 

Covid-19 Daily Update: Maine deaths now reach three

AUGUSTA – Gov. Janet Mills elevated her previous state of emergency Tuesday and ordered all non-essential public-facing businesses such as gyms, hair salons, theaters, shopping malls and others to close at midnight Wednesday, March 25. The order is in effect for the next 14 days until April 8.

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COVID-19 Update: Maine records first COVID-19 death

AUGUSTA – Maine Governor Janet Mills declared a state of emergency on March 15 in an effort to combat the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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