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General checklist (PDF)

Stage 1 Openings (May 1, All Counties)




Health care

Outdoor recreation

Personal services

Real Estate

Guidelines for Real Estate as an Essential Business (released 5/27/20)




Stage 2 Openings (June 1, All Counties)

Public Gatherings


  • Restaurants (updated 5/27/20)
  • Lodging (Open to Maine residents and out-of-state residents who have completed quarantine guidelines.)  (released 5/20/20)

Outdoor recreation

Personal services 


  • All retail businesses

Education and Training

Rural Reopening Plan

For Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, Hancock, Somerset, Franklin, Oxford, Kennebec, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, and Sagadahoc counties

Certain businesses in these 13 Maine counties, which have not experienced community transmission of COVID-19, are now permitted to open on the following schedule.

May 11

May 18

June 12

Stage 3 Openings (July 1, All Counties)


  • Lodging, such as hotels, campgrounds, summer camps, or RV parks for Maine residents and visitors. The Administration is developing guidelines (e.g. potential testing requirements) to assist them in safely reopening.
  • Bars and Tasting Rooms (for Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York counties) Follow the guidance for Restaurants.

Outdoor recreation

  • Overnight charter boats, excursions – fewer than 50 people (Checklist coming in June)
  • Overnight Summer Camps (released 5/20/20)

Personal services

  • Spas (Checklist coming in June)
  • Tattoo, Body Piercing, Electrolysis, and Micropigmentation Establishments (for Androscoggin, Cumberland, and York counties) (released 6/4/2020)
  • Massage Facilities (Checklist coming in June)
  • Cosmetologists and Estheticians (Checklist coming in June)
  • Laser Hair Removal Services, and Similar Personal Care and Treatment Facilities and Services (Checklist coming in June)