As of July 1, 2021 the state of Maine has 73% of citizens with the first vaccine shot and 65% of citizens who are fully vaccinated. This is fantastic news for the continued effort put into ending the COVID-19 pandemic and getting life back on track as much as possible!
The governor has lifted the state of emergency revolving around the COVID-19 pandemic, in compliance with risk assessment based on CDC data. This news comes with a state-wide lift on mask mandates for vaccinated (and non-vaccinated) people. It is assumed that there will be a lift on gathering sizes and indoor activities can resume as they were before. If you are still unvaccinated, have health concerns, or are under the age of 12; it is still in your best interest to follow previous guidelines regarding masks, social distancing, and disengaging from group meet ups.
On the horizon:
The “Delta Variant” of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout the world and from cursory research, it can penetrate some of the vaccines that have been created. We are monitoring this closely and things may need to change/adapt to keep things safe in the future. Please be patient and understanding with any future twists COVID may cause.
What this means for Maine Furs:
The admin team has decided to allow in-person meets of all kinds to be posted and advertised in the chats again. There will not be a requirement for any proof of vaccination, mask wearing enforced (unless the establishment requires it), or the likes. Power is back in the hands of the meet coordinator to maintain a safe environment for attendees.
There will be a follow up post regarding the formatting of meets, who to reach out to for one to be pinned, and expectations once word of the ban being lifted has circulated a bit.
Please reach out to Bandit or any of the admin team if you have any personal concerns and we will do our best to address them on a 1 on 1 basis.