Maine

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  • Where can I find this state’s “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?
 
  • Does the state’s order provide any specific exemptions concerning aviation activities?    No  
 
  • Is there any interpretive guidance available concerning aviation activities?    No
 
  • Who can I contact to request clarification or additional guidance?
Maine DOT general information line: 207-624-3000
 
  • Additional notes: 
https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy
 
  • The State will allow adults who obtain and receive a negative COVID-19 test from a specimen taken no longer than 72 hours prior to arrival to forgo the 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine. This test indicates that, even when coming from areas with a higher prevalence of the disease than Maine’s, such visitors are unlikely to have COVID-19 and to spread it to Maine residents and other visitors. Individuals may be tested in Maine, but they must quarantine while awaiting the results.
 
  • The State is exempting residents from the following states from the testing and 14-day quarantine requirement for travel and lodging: Vermont and New Hampshire (effective June 26) and Connecticut, New York and New Jersey (effective July 3).  When adjusted for population, the prevalence of active cases of COVID-19 in these states is similar or better to that in Maine. Maine considers a number of quantitative and qualitative measures in making this determination, which is designed to protect public health. The State will continue to evaluate exemptions based on public health information.
  • What other resources should I consult before deciding to fly? Check with local governments (counties, cities, etc.) for any additional restrictions.
Additional recommendations:
 
  • Pilots are reminded to carefully check all NOTAMs before flight and be alert for ATC service reductions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
  • Pilots should also contact the Airport Manager prior to departure/arrival to confirm availability of services. 
 
  • AOPA cannot provide legal advice or legal opinions on State restrictions.  Members are encouraged to contact the AOPA Pilot Information Center at (800) USA-AOPA for the names of AOPA Legal Services Plan Panel Attorneys licensed to practice in your state.   
 
  • AOPA recommends following all guidance provided by the CDC and state and local officials.   Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 impacts to General Aviation at this AOPA web page

Posted by AOPA Announcements on Apr 23, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

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