Governor Janet T. Mills has suspended Mainer’s right of habeas corpus and issued an order sentencing every resident of Maine to house arrest.
The order subjects Mainers to arrest by armed agents of the government, charges for a class E crime, imprisonment for up to six months, and a fine of up to $1000.
A business which fails to obey the dictates is threatened with additional harassment through fines and the cancellation or denial of any and all permits that may pertain to the business.
This Order takes effect at 12:01 AM on April 2, 2020 and shall remain in effect until at least April 30, 2020 unless otherwise ordered.Executive Order Number 28 FY 19/20
I. STAY AT HOME
All persons living in the State of Maine are hereby ordered, effective as of 12:01AM on April 2, 2020 to stay at their homes or places of residence (“homes”) except:
1. To conduct or participate in Essential Activities ( defined below);
2. Workers at Essential Businesses and Operations that are not required to close pursuant to Executive Orders 19 FY 19/20 may travel:
a. between their Homes and those businesses and organizations;
b. to and from child care; and
c. to and from customers for the purpose of delivering goods or performing services; and
3. Workers of Non-Essential Businesses and Operations under Executive Orders 19 FY 19/20 may travel:Portion of Executive Order Number 28 FY 19/20
a. between their Homes and those Non-Essential Businesses for the purpose of engaging in Minimal Operations; and
b. to and from customers for the purpose of delivering goods.