Portland City Council Expected To Meet This Week To Discuss Stay-At-Home Order
The Portland, Maine City Council are supposed to get together this week to talk about whether or not to extend the emergency stay-at-home order they enacted last Wednesday. The members of the council are expected to meet on Monday, March 30th, according to a press release from Portland Downtown. The stay-at-home order was for all people in Portland, Maine, except for essential workers. All nonessential businesses were also ordered to close their doors. It was a five day order.
Portland City Manager Jon Jennings said he was "propelled to take this action based on the data they have related to the number of positive COVID-19 cases in Southern Maine."
Some individuals and businesses are exempt from the emergency order. Click here to see the list.
There is a $500 fine for failing to comply with the order, as per portlandmaine.gov. This is reportedly for each occurrence plus the costs of prosecution.