Non-essential businesses across state issued new restrictions

first_imgAUGUSTA – Governor Janet Mills ordered non-essential, public-facing businesses across the state to close their physical locations for the next 14 days, effective tomorrow, in a reinforcement of last week’s recommendation.Mills announced the order at a press conference held Tuesday afternoon. At that same conference, Maine Center for Disease Control Director Nirav Shah said that 118 people from 10 counties had tested positive for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. A total of 3,014 tests have come back negative. A total of 74 cases have been reported in Cumberland County, with mostly single-digit numbers of cases in nine other counties, including today’s addition of Waldo County. Shah has repeatedly asked Mainers to assume that COVID-19 in their own communities.“Maine people should live their lives as if COVID-19 is in their community,” said Shah. “Physical distancing in every part of Maine is crucial to limit potential spread of the virus. You can be there for loved ones without being in the same place.”The Executive Order, signed by the governor under the authority granted by the State of Civil Emergency, reinforces the March 18 recommendation that all non-essential businesses in Maine close physical locations that are public facing, meaning those that allow customer, vendor or other in-person contact. The order also closes non-essential business sites that require more than ten workers to convene in a space where physical distancing is not possible.“Today, I am taking further action to mitigate the spread of the virus, to protect the health of our loved ones and fellow citizens, and to safeguard the capacity of our health care system,” said Mills in a statement. “I recognize these decisions will create significant difficulties for people and businesses across our state, but we are confronting an unprecedented challenge that is threatening the health and safety of our people.”Non-essential businesses and operations subject to the Governor’s Executive Order include, but are not limited to, shopping malls, fitness and exercise gyms, spas, barber shops, hair salons, tattoo and piercing parlors, massage facilities, nail technicians, cosmetologists and estheticians, electrolysis services, laser hair removal services, and similar personal care and treatment facilities and services.The Executive Order excludes businesses that provide essential services including, but not limited to: food processing, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, construction, trash collection, grocery and household goods (including convenience stores), home repair and hardware and auto repair, pharmacy and other medical facilities, biomedical, behavioral health and health care providers, child care, post offices and shipping outlets, insurance, banks, gas stations, laundromats, veterinary clinics and animal feed and supply stores, shipping stores, public transportation, and hotel and commercial lodging.Owners of businesses not listed here, but who do believe their business qualifies as essential may request that designation here: https://www.maine.gov/essentialservice. Questions may also be directed to [email protected] Maine State Chamber of Commerce issued a statement in support of the order, with President Dana Connors saying that “the number one priority at this time is safeguarding the public’s health.”“Adhering to the governor’s order will protect everyone’s health, the health of fellow citizens, the health of workers on the frontlines, and the capabilities of our hospital systems to care for those in need,” Connors said. “The sooner we take these actions to flatten the curve of COVID-19, the sooner we will get through this and Maine can get back to business.”State government remains open, but offices have significantly moved to work remotely, limited client engagement and have required physical distancing within office buildings. The Department of Administrative and Financial Services estimated that 70 percent of state government employees are working remotely. The governor urges Maine people to avail themselves of the state’s online services and resources.For those essential businesses that remain open, Mills strongly urged them to implement physical distancing measures. She specifically urged high-traffic retail stores in Maine that provide essential goods and services to immediately employ strategies to reduce congestion in their stores, including.For stores with a physical retail space of more than 5,000 feet, limiting customers to no more than 100 at any one time;Enhancing their curbside pick-up and delivery services;Staggering their hours for shoppers of a certain age;Closing fitting rooms;Cautioning customers against handling merchandise they are not purchasing;Marking six-foot measurements by the cashier stations and reminding customers to remain six feet apart while in store;Staggering break times for employees and require frequent hand-washing;Frequently sanitizing high-touch areas, such as shopping carts.Recommendations from public health professionals is for people to practice physical distancing and take the same preventive measures they would to avoid catching a cold: wash hands often for 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes and stay home if sick.Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, shortness of breath and lower respiratory distress. Call ahead to a health care professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness. Health care providers will make the initial determination on whether COVID-19 testing is necessary.last_img read more

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Full Video Of STS9’s Red Rocks Finale Has Emerged [Watch]

first_imgAfter celebrating their 20th show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, beloved jamtronica outfit STS9 returned to the famed Morrison, CO to dig in for show #21. The energy was beyond electric as the band brought tons of classic material to the Colorado crowd, as well as new songs from their recently-released The Universe Inside album and more.The show featured a number of debuts, including Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues,” Roy Ayers’ “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” and original tune “Worry No More.” The band also brought out covers of Chic’s “Good Times” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” to close out the second set.Fortunately, thanks to YouTube user JMar, a full video of the STS9 show on the Rocks is available for your streaming pleasure. Sit back and enjoy!The full setlist can be seen below, courtesy of The Church of STS9.Setlist: STS9 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 9/10/16Set I: When the Dust Settles(*) > Inner City Blues(#!$), Aimlessly, Walk to the Light, Move My Peeps > Monkey Music, Oil & Water, Everybody Loves the Sunshine(&!$), Give & Take($), CircusSet II: Click Lang Echo ($), Hubble, EHM, Looking Back on Earth, 20-12, Get Loud($), Totem > Good Times([email protected]) > Get Lucky(%@)Encore I: Worry No More(!$), Common Descent([email protected]) > The Universe Inside([email protected])Encore II: Itzamana(***)(*) = Family Affair intro(#) = Marvin Gaye cover(&) = Roy Ayers Cover(!) = First time played($) = Maureen Murphy on vocals(+) = Chic cover(@) = featuring chorus(%) = Daft Punk cover(?) = Alana on stand-up bass(***) = w/ Led Zepplin Fool In The Rain Jam[Photo by Aaron Bradley taken on night one]last_img read more

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Tipp footballers set to conclude Division 3 campaign

first_imgElsewhere in Division 3 today promoted Kildare face Clare in Newbridge, Longford take on Westmeath at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park with relegated Limerick hosting Offaly in Newcastlewest. The Premier County definitely won’t be relegated if they beat Sligo at Markievicz Park.Promotion is still a possibility too, although for this to happen other results will have to go in favour of Liam Kearns’ side.Tipp FM’s live coverage of the match begins at 10 to 2 and will be brought to you in association with Tipperary Renault dot ielast_img read more

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Dutee Chand and Ben Stokes get featured on ‘TIME 100’ list of rising stars

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GATE2025: How ECOMMPAY reimagined the payment gateway

first_img StumbleUpon Ecommpay’s Anthony Medica: How fast payouts are key to boosting customer loyalty April 22, 2020 Share Share Related Articles SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica’s Land-Based 2.0 track to focus on casinos, lotteries & payments June 11, 2020 The desire to simplify the transaction process continues to drive innovation for ECOMMPAY, for whom GATE2025 has become the latest weapon in its payment service arsenal.Earlier this year, ECOMMPAY launched GATE2025, a processing platform which combines acquiring capabilities, 100+ alternative payment methods, mass payouts, and technological innovation within a single, seamless integration.It has been designed for fast, easy and convenient access, targeting increased conversion, enhanced security and more efficient operations for the various parties engaging with the platform, including eCommerce specialists, business owners and consumers.For the e-Commerce specialists working on behalf of business owners, GATE2025 features an intuitive interface with adaptable settings including a native software development kit (SDK) for mobile applications to create an omnichannel experience.As payment interfaces are integrated directly into merchant websites, there is no need for redirection to external payment pages or the use of iframe. The payment page itself can be branded in the merchant’s corporate style, facilitating an uninterrupted transaction process.Meanwhile, for business owners it facilitates easy access to crucial information including the quick generation of analytical reports, while the consumer is then free to enjoy a seamless customer journey across multiple devices.Paul Marcantonio, Head of UK/Western Europe at ECOMMPAY, said: “The groundbreaking software, built using microservice architecture, which increases performance by dividing responsibilities among various applications comprising a suite of interdependent elements, reduces transaction costs for merchants while ensuring a convenient, intuitive, omnichannel user experience for customers.“Furthermore, its architecture permits its capabilities to be continuously expanded by connecting additional services, meaning more opportunities for an increase in transaction volumes, as well as an improved quality of processing.”Prior to its launch, ECOMMPAY completed extensive load testing to improve performance. When compared to its predecessor, GATE2025 proved to be 3.8 times as powerful.Marcantonio concluded: “Though migration of clients to GATE2025 is still underway, the merchants already working with ECOMMPAY’s newest payment gateway have unanimously praised its speed, convenience, and capabilities.” Betting & gaming operators join line-up for SBC Digital Summit’s Payments Day April 20, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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