Maine Judicial Branch Reinstates Face Mask Requirement for All Courthouse Visitors

Date: 8/17/2021

The Maine Judicial Branch announced today that due to an increase in the number of infections statewide, the Supreme Judicial Court has issued a revised Post-Pandemic Management Order (PPMO) effective August 16, 2021 reinstating the requirement for all visitors to wear a face covering or mask at all times while in a courthouse regardless of vaccination status. Any person who refuses to wear a face covering will be refused entrance and provided with a contact number for assistance. The requirement to wear a face covering in public indoor settings is in accordance with Maine CDC recommendations.

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

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Press Release (PDF)