1. President Biden is expected to announce today that the CDC has updated its guidelines for activities fully vaccinated people can resume and new guidance for wearing masks outdoors. The CDC currently recommends fully vaccinated people should still wear a mask and stay six feet apart from others in public. (CNN)
2. The U.S. tops 32.1 million covid-19 cases with more than 572,000 related deaths. Maine tops 60,000 total COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The Maine CDC reported no new deaths and 229 new cases on Monday keeping Maine’s death toll at 772 with 114 Mainers currently hospitalized. (WMTW)
3. The state announced a broadband expansion plan on Monday. “High-speed internet today is as fundamental as electricity, heat and water,” Gov. Mills said. According to Mills 85,000 Maine locations do not meet the minimum upload and download standards for high-speed internet. (WMTW)
4. Maine’s population increased by 2.6% over the last decade according to last year’s census. The census determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress. Maine will retain its two members of the U.S. House of Representatives. (WMTW)
5. Hot Radio Maine’s Beach Trip with Erica Banks is June 3rd OUTSIDE on Hampton Beach at Bernie’s Beach Bar featuring DJ Jon with special guests Sydney and Brit Martin. Tickets on sale Friday at 10am. Get them now with the presale code BEACHTRIP – hotradiomaine.com
Made Hot in Maine by Maine Hardware! Going out on the water this summer? Get your marine supplies at Maine Hardware, in store or online at www.mainehardware.com! Open 7 days, 274 St. John St. Portland!