Home 5 Things (5TYNTK) Wednesday, May 20, 2020

(5TYNTK) Wednesday, May 20, 2020


1. The United States coronavirus cases top 1.5 million. America’s death toll stands at over 91,000. By Memorial Day weekend, every US state will have begun lifting measures enacted weeks ago to curb the spread of coronavirus.(CNN)

2. Three new coronavirus-related deaths and 28 new coronavirus cases were reported in Maine on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 73 and the statewide case number to 1,741 of which 580 are active. Over 1,000 Mainers have recovered from the virus. (PRESS HERALD)

3. The Mills administration scrapped plans Tuesday to allow gyms, fitness centers and nail salons to reopen on June 1 but will allow private campgrounds and RV parks to open for Maine residents in time for Memorial Day weekend. State officials said studies raised concerns about the transmission of the virus in gym settings and nail salons, the latter being a concern because California identified such establishments as a source of COVID-19 community transmission. (PRESS HERALD)

4. On Tuesday, three months after filing for bankruptcy, Pier 1 asked bankruptcy court to close its stores “as soon as reasonably possible.” The company cites coronavirus store closures and failure to locate a buyer. (CNN)

5. Maine comedian Bob Marley will be doing shows at drive-ins around the state. Marley will be performing Narrow Gauge Drive-In in Farmington May 20-25, Prides Corner Drive-In in Westbrook May 28 and 29, and the Bridgton Twin Drive-In on May 30 and 31. Tickets must be purchased online and shown at the gate with your windows rolled up. Sound is tuned into your car. (WGME)

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