Maine Judicial Branch Ends Face Mask Requirement for Fully Vaccinated Courthouse Visitors

Date: 7/1/2021

The Maine Judicial Branch announced today that the Supreme Judicial Court has issued a revised Post-Pandemic Management Order effective July 1, 2021 rescinding the requirement for visitors to wear a face covering or mask at all times while in a courthouse if they have been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Any individual who is not fully vaccinated must wear a face covering while in Maine courthouses or other Judicial Branch facilities.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the completion of the COVID-19 vaccination series. For the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, this means 14 days after the second shot. For the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, this means 14 days after the single shot.

The Judicial Branch reminds visitors that regardless of vaccination status, visitors may not enter a courthouse or other Judicial Branch facility if they:

  • Have COVID-19 or have been told by a health professional within the last 14 days to presume that they have COVID-19; or
  • Are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Individuals who are unable to enter a courthouse because they have COVID-19, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or who have not been fully vaccinated but refuse to wear a face covering, should call 207-753-2999 for assistance.

    Contact: Amy Quinlan, Esq., Director of Court Communications
    Phone: (207) 822-0716

    Supporting documents

    Press Release (PDF)

    PPMO-SJC-1 (PDF)