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Maine mask mandate ends for most indoor public spaces

Masks are still required in hospitals, health care facilities, schools, daycares, and public transportation.

MAINE, USA — The Maine mask mandate ends today, Monday, May 24, for most indoor public spaces. However, wearing a mask remains recommended by the U.S. CDC for people who are not fully vaccinated or not yet able to receive the vaccine.  

There are some places where masks will still be required including hospitals, health care facilities, schools, daycares, and public transportation.

We asked parents and guardians of unvaccinated children on social media, how they feel about the change. Here is what some had to say:

"I wish they would have waited for school and graduations to be over. I'm afraid some will miss out when they get sick."

"I say that it should have been a personal choice from the beginning!"

"I am very glad my kiddo can be unmasked in public now."

Also, businesses or restaurants can still require you to wear a mask or ask if you've been vaccinated. 

MAINE PARENTS REACT TO ENDING COVID MASK MANDATE 

Along with the mask mandate, capacity limits and social distancing requirements will end for both indoor and outdoor events. 

Click here to go to the Maine government website explaining all guidelines.