Janet Mills phasing in wide travel to Maine, higher capacity limits ahead of tourism season

Good morning from Augusta. Gov. Janet Mills will unveil her spring and summer economic reopening plan at an 11 a.m. news conference, but we have the scoop below. Here’s your soundtrack.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We have no control, no authority over what our students and their families do when they’re not in school,” said Hermon High School teacher Jesse Hargrove after the state opened COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers. “So knowing that there is still a potential risk, especially for some of our more vulnerable teacher populations, it’s important for them to be vaccinated.”

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The governor’s reopening plan will allow widespread travel and economic activity before Memorial Day. Mills will immediately allow people from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island to travel to the state without a 10-day quarantine and lift Maine’s testing and quarantine requirements for people in any state who are fully vaccinated and have waited 14 days after their last dose, per two sources familiar with a plan to she will announce on Friday morning.

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