“Throughout this pandemic, the Governor’s decisions have been based in science and fact and informed by the expertise of public health officials and good research. Her response has guided Maine to one of the lowest per capita COVID death and case rates in the nation. In fact, adjusted for population, Maine ranks second lowest in the nation in total hospitalizations, third lowest in cases and fourth lowest in deaths from COVID-19.
Further, the Administration has committed more than $25 million in economic recovery grants to Maine small businesses and Maine continues to rank among the top twenty (20) states on Moody’s Analytics and CNN Business – “Back-to-Normal Index.”
With respect to the Legislature, which is currently in session, it is a separate and co-equal branch of government. The Governor’s office and her Administration continue to answer questions for lawmakers, in addition to the more than 150 people briefings the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has held since the beginning of the pandemic. (Going forward those briefings by Dr. Shah of the Maine CDC will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 pm. They may be viewed on Maine Public Television, unless otherwise noted).
The Governor has been working hard every day to protect the lives and livelihoods of Maine people. She refuses to make the pandemic political and her Administration will continue to balance public and economic health as we put a lid on the deadly virus.
The Governor, along with Dr. Shah and medical professionals across the state, continue to urge Maine People to wear masks, watch their distance, wash their hands and avoid gatherings. Doing these things will protect our nurses, our businesses, the elderly and allow us to get a handle on this virus and get back to normal,” wrote LIndsay Crete, press secretary to the Governor, this morning in a statement to mhn.com.
Please visit the prior post herein regarding the Piscataquis County Commissioners recent Resolution Condemning the Anti-virus Policies of Governor Mills.