Yearly Archives: 2020

MGFPA & Partners Encourage Customers To Be Kind

Retailers, grocers, food producers and other businesses across Maine are asking the public to practice kindness and respect toward workers and each other as shops, restaurants and other locations continue reopening following the unprecedented shutdown caused by COVID-19.

Read the full Let’s Be Kind Press Release

Read ‘Maine retailers urge patrons to be kind, wear masks, maintain distancing’ in the Portland Press Herald Article

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Expanded Customer Capacity

“Effective Wednesday, June 17… Additionally, the Administration is also expanding capacity limits at retail establishments, allowing up to 5 customers per 1,000 square feet, given the decreasing risk associated with retail shopping and the assumption that stores will continue to require staff to wear cloth face coverings and follow strict public health precautions. This change replaces the customer limits established in a previous Executive Order.”
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COVID-19 Recovery Resources

Looking ahead to the next phase of our “new normal” and rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic, MGFPA is actively working with our government partners and members to provide an updated list of resources and guidance.  We will continue to add information as it is received.

Popular Industry Resources

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MGFPA Distributes 75,000 Face Coverings in partnership with FEMA and MEMA

The Maine Grocers and Food Producers Association proudly partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to distribute 75,000 cloth face coverings. To further protect the health and safety of our industry, MGFPA worked to coordinate statewide distribution to our local grocers, markets, and supermarkets as well as co-packers, dairy processors, and local food manufacturers.

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An Adjustment to In-Store Gathering Limits in The Governor’s Executive Order

THIS INFORMATION IS NOW OUTDATED; the customer capacity limits were updated 6/15. MGFPA worked diligently with the administration to increase the number of customers allowed in our grocery stores. This afternoon, updated tiers were issued and are effective immediately. Formal legal guidance will be posted but we have been given the green light to move forward with these new numbers. Click to read the updated tiers PDF.

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