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New Maine safety protocols for casinos, short-term rentals

By Staff | Jul 10, 2020

OXFORD, Maine (AP) — The office of Maine Gov. Janet Mills has released safety protocols for casinos and short-term rentals that want to participate in the state’s latest phase of reopening.

Mills, a Democrat, has released “COVID-19 prevention checklists” for businesses that want to resume operations as the state reopens its economy. The governor’s office released the latest round of guidelines on Thursday, the same day Oxford Casino reopened.

The office also released updated safety guidelines for nail salons, community sports, day camps and overnight summer camps. The state is in the midst of its third stage of reopening its economy.

The state intends to “support Maine businesses while remaining vigilant in the fight against this virus and planning our long-term economic recovery,” said Heather Johnson, the commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.

Mane officials have reported more than 3,400 cases of the virus since the pandemic began. The governor’s office said the “vast majority” of the state’s economy is now reopened.

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