KENNEBUNKPORT – One day after Kennebunkport, selected people issued a travel advisory, recommending hotels and other lodging providers to postpone bookings during the coronavirus virus pandemic, Governor Janet Mills followed suit with an order that suspended lodging operations until April.
Thursday Travel Advisory in Kennebunkport is similar to that made in Maine in the last few days, but in recommending rental innkeepers delay bookings, and that seasonal residents remain in their primary residence, stop ordering them to do so.
Selectmen noted Kennebunkport and other York County coastal cities are the main destinations for visitors and individuals who occupy seasonal housing and short-term rental and lodging, which they say heighten the risk of spreading the COVID-19 community through public contact.
“The actions requested in this Travel Advisory Order are not taken lightly, given the importance of the private ownership rights of local owners and visitors, who are considered by the city as inseparable members of the community, and who have helped to make the city as it is. today and what will continue, “wrote the chosen person.
The nearby communities of Wells and Old Orchard Beach have issued orders banning short-term rentals.
On Friday, April 3, Mills suspended operating operations, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, inns and short-term rentals such as those available through VRBO, Airbnb, RV parks and campgrounds, and all public and private camping facilities as well as Online reservations throughout the state, valid from 5 April to 30 April.
Mills’ orders make exceptions, including accommodations provided for children in emergency placements, those at risk of domestic violence, and homeless individuals as permitted by the state – and for accommodations for health care workers or other workers deemed necessary to support health society, public safety, or critical infrastructure.
Orders Mills also mandated that travelers arriving in Maine, regardless of their living conditions, quarantine themselves for 14 days to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Mills said while he hoped compliance would be voluntary, he noted the offense was a class E offense, which carries a maximum of six months in prison and a $ 1,000 fine, after being sentenced.
He noted Maine is a friendly country.
“We welcome many service members and medical professionals and others who come here to help us,” he said. “I ask the Maine people not to make assumptions about others, and we welcome the cooperation of other visitors and returning residents in quarantining themselves and keeping us all safe according to this order. Let’s treat everyone in Maine with compassion and kindness. That’s how we will get through this. “
On Saturday, Kennebunkport issued a parking ban on Colony Beach and Goose Rocks Beach.
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