Governor Mills says that an extension of stay-at-home order is likely

Published: Apr. 27, 2020 at 3:20 PM EDT
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We're expected to learn Tuesday if Governor Mills' Stay Healthy at Home order will be extended.

It is set to expire on Thursday.

She said Monday afternoon it's likely some form of it will continue.

Mills originally issued the order for April.

Last week she detailed a list of things that needed to be in place for the state to safely re-open.

She noted that science, facts and protecting public health would be paramount for lifting the order.

Maine's stay-at-home order will likely be extended, Mills said before imploring residents to continue to respect the order, which she said has been effective.

Mills said the state is moving toward a phased-in reopening of its economy, but it’s likely still too soon.

“I know that for so many of you, these last few weeks have been extraordinarily tough,” Mills said. “Our efforts to beat this efforts are working, so hold on.”

Mills said she would issue a decision, and more details about a reopening plan, on Tuesday.

She said priority for reopening would be given to businesses that can take steps to minimize spread of the virus.