Maine cafe patrons must now dress in masks at tables apart from when eating and ingesting

Maine now wants dining establishments to have to have prospects to use masks even when seated except when feeding on or ingesting, leading to outcry from an marketplace that finds the rule as well onerous.

Gov. Janet Mills stepped up the face-covering needs last week to effectively encompass each and every scenario when a individual is not by itself in general public. Eating places have had to make sure shoppers have on masks when not seated and have call tracing techniques established up considering that they have been authorized to reopen to dine-in assistance in June throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The new need arrived in a round of updates to economic reopening policies previous 7 days as the virus problem escalates throughout the nation and state. Maine observed a overall of 1,800 lively scenarios as of Tuesday, extra than at any time for the duration of the pandemic and double what it noticed significantly less than two weeks ago.