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Bangor Sets Curfews On Public Gatherings

March 17, 2020

Curfews for public gatherings, restaurants and bars are now the norm in Bangor, Maine amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The city made an emergency declaration on Monday and for a five day period starting Tuesday, bars, restaurants, and public gatherings will have to close down between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to The Bangor Daily News reports.

In addition, Bangor city buildings will not be open to the public after Tuesday, March 17. Bangor also recommends that people avoid gatherings featuring more than 10 people. However, this guideline does not apply to pharmacies, grocery stores, or gas stations.

“We are really proud of our business community and the fact that many have already made the very difficult decision to close,” city manager Cathy Conlow told the Bangor Daily News. “This decision is made in the interest of public health.”

The Bangor Daily News also reports that “The office of the Community Connector public bus system will only be open to riders who want to purchase tickets and passes.”

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