AUGUSTA – As coronavirus cases continue to rise, the governor is implementing a new curfew affecting a number of businesses.
Governor Janet Mills says beginning Friday, restaurants, bars, tasting rooms, movie theaters, performance venues, casinos, and amusement venues and other seated food and drink services that are open for indoor and outdoor service must close by 9 p.m.
The curfew is slated to last through December 6, according to a statement from the governor’s office.
The statement said the limit on hours is meant to cut down on extended gatherings during a time when many students and family members return to the state and hold social gatherings.
Gov. Mills said “other steps may be necessary in the coming weeks if we do not get this virus under control.”
She also added that in order to return to normal next year, we must first “survive the holidays this year.”
For more information about the curfew, visit the Governor’s website.