“I urge everyone to fully read the Executive Orders issued by Governor Mills. This will answer most questions you may have.
“Please remember Social Distancing is required at a distance of six feet. Gatherings of more than 10 people are prohibited. Masks are suggested when out in public. Travel is limited for essential purposes only. Some of those essential purposes are for food, medicine, essential work, and exercise activities. Yes, you may drive to an area to exercise. During vehicle travel only members of the immediate household can travel together.
“As of April 3, 2020, anyone coming into the State of Maine is mandated to self-monitor and quarantine for 14 days.
“As of April 5, 2020 at noon, all lodging operations and accommodations must close. These include hotels, motels, bed and breakfast, inns, short-term rentals such as those available through VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb, and other services, parks for recreational vehicles and campgrounds, all public and private camping facilities. Lodging may be provided to vulnerable populations including children in emergency placement, persons at risk of domestic violence, homeless persons as permitted by the State, and healthcare workers to name a few. Online reservations shall be suspended as well.
“Again, I urge everyone to read the Governor’s orders. Please note that any violations of the Governor’s orders could result in jail time and a fine of up to $1,000. We hope to not go down that road with anyone.
“I hope this brief note helps. The Rockport Police Department is here to serve you. We appreciate your cooperation during this trying time. We will get through this by working together.”
Chief Randy Gagne Rockport Police Department