Restrictions lifted on Massachusetts visitors to Maine

BAR HARBORThe Mills administration on Wednesday said it will now allow travelers from Massachusetts to be exempt from rules that required residents to produce a negative COVID-19 test or quarantine for 14 days upon arrival into Maine. 

“Protecting the health and safety of Maine people has always been our first and foremost goal,” Gov. Janet Mills said in a statement. “We congratulate our friends to the south on their progress in mitigating the spread of the virus and ask them to continue to take all the appropriate precautions, as we know they will, to protect their health and safety and that of Maine people.” 

According to the Harvard Global Health Institute, Massachusetts has 5.4 cases per 100,000 population, the ninth-lowest state in the nation. New Jersey has 5.2 cases per 100,000, New York 4.1 cases and Connecticut 4.6 cases. 

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