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3/22/2020 - City of Bangor Issues Updated Emergency Regulation with Prohibitions on Businesses

For Immediate Release
March 22, 2020

Contact:               Richard Cromwell, Assistant City Manager
                              (207) 992-4204


City of Bangor Issues Updated Emergency Regulation with Prohibitions on Businesses


BANGOR, MAINE—In response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the City of Bangor has issued updated emergency regulation with prohibitions on businesses.

Effective March 23, 2020, the regulation states that no auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, gymnasium, fitness center, private club, movie theater, museum, dance club, music venue, adult entertainment facility, casino, yoga studio, or indoor cycling studio is allowed to be open while the city’s state of emergency remains in effect.

Bars, restaurants, and dine-in facilities must also remain closed to dine-in traffic, but can continue to operate in delivery or “take-out” fashion as long as customers do not enter the business, and transfers of food or other product takes place outside the business.

In addition, no other establishment of any kind that sells or provides goods or services are allowed to remain open during the state of emergency, except for establishments that provide necessary goods and services. A complete list of these businesses is available in the emergency regulation.

Read the official emergency regulation here.



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