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Latest COVID-19 Guidance 


August 23, 2021

Bishop Thomas Brown has issued a pastoral directive requiring all diocesan staff and clergy serving pastorally or sacramentally in any congregation in the Diocese of Maine to be vaccinated unless they have been directed by a physician not to be vaccinated.

August 3, 2021

Last Tuesday, July 27th, the CDC:  
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
  • You can check your county's transmission rate on their data dashboard, and note the data changes regularly. 
  • Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
  • Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
  • Recommended universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.


May 14, 2021

Governor Mills has declared that after May 24th:
  • Those people who are fully vaccinated can forgo wearing masks in indoor public settings, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.
  • Physical distancing requirements for outdoor settings are eliminated.
  • Physical distancing requirements at indoor public settings where people are eating or drinking and therefore would be removing their face covering – such as indoor restaurants, bars, dining areas in camps or in congregate living facilities, and break rooms - will also be lifted. 
  • All indoor gathering capacity limits are lifted, and indoor gatherings may operate at 100% permitted capacity.

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