Follow the Science; Follow the New Federal CDC Guidance

Follow the Science; Follow the New Federal CDC Guidance
Mainers have sacrificed a lot and remain committed to a safe reopening; Governor Mills should do the same  
STATE HOUSE/REMOTELY – House Republicans today called upon Governor Mills to fully conform to yesterday’s guidance from the Biden Administration and the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC). “For over a year, the Mills administration and Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, have urged Mainers to follow the science,” said House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham. “Mainers have sacrificed a lot over the last fourteen months and have done what has been required of them. The Governor, and her advisors, have said that they believe in the latest science and public health protocols. They should fully adopt federal CDC guidance without delay.”  

May 13, 2021, the Governor and Administration officials publicly reaffirmed their commitment to the latest science, but stopped short of fully conforming to new federal CDC guidance. The Governor signaling that she is unlikely to completely follow federal CDC guidance is a break from what the Administration has previously said is guiding their policies:

“This change aligns with the latest science and makes sense for Maine at this stage, with more people getting vaccinated.” – Governor Janet Mills. 

“We’ve continuously adapted our public health protocols as the science evolves and as vaccination increasingly protects Maine people from COVID-19,” said Jeanne Lambrew, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

“These changes reflect the most recent science on how the virus that causes COVID-19 is transmitted,” said Nirav. D. Shah, Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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