According to the Portland Press Herald, Governor Janet Mills has decided the state will follow the latest recommendation from the National Centers For Disease Control.

The new guidance recommends that, regardless of vaccination status, those in areas with substantial COVID-19 transmission should wear a mask when indoors.

However, as the Civil State of Emergency has ended, this is just a suggestion, not a requirement.

Currently, the only counties that fall into the "substantial transmission" category are York Count and Piscataquis County.  Substantial transmission  is defined as at least 50 new cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days. In some southern and midwestern states, every county has high or substantial transmission.

Due in large part to the spread of the “Delta” variant, much of the country has seen an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and virus-related hospitalizations.

According to the KJ, on Wednesday (July 28th), it was reported that the state had an additional 65 cases of COVID-19 and one additional pandemic-related death.

9 Maine Staycations Your Family Needs To Take

Since it looks like the summer of 2021 is going to be a little different - not quite as different as the summer of 2020, though - we've put together a list of great staycations you can take with your significant other or, in many cases, the entire family. This list was inspired by Only In Your State. Please keep in mind, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some places may not be completely open. Let us know what your favorite places to visit in Maine are by messaging us through our app or on Facebook.

6 Maine Ghost Towns You Never Knew Existed

Considering the area that we now call the State of Maine has been inhabited for thousands of years (first by the Native Americans and later by European settlers) it shouldn't come as any surprise that we have a few "ghost towns" in our state. Here are six ghost towns listed by Hotels.com

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