Bangor, Maine News Update: June 3, 2020
The Maine CDC reports there have been 2,377 cases of COVID-19, so far in the state, which is an increase of 28 from the previous day. Five more people have died...a man in his 60's from Penobscot County and four elderly people from Cumberland County, including a woman in her 100's. 1,646 people have recovered from the virus, an increase of 60.
About 350 people gathered in Ellsworth on Tuesday for a peaceful protest, with some saying they were looking for justice for George Floyd, and others saying they hope for real change. Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier said the organizers worked with officers to make it a success.
A new campaign launched by the Department of Health and Human Services aims to educate residents about the importance of staying safe, as we continue to deal with the pandemic. Through broadcast ads and a new website, the 'Keep It Maine' campaign will cover things like the importance of face masks and social distancing.
L.L. Bean is working to get some scam Facebook ads taken down. The posts advertise an L.L. Bean warehouse sale, with boots and shoes at deep discounts, including a $26 Bean Boot. Officials say the ads are actually a scam, with credit card charges going to a computer software store in Singapore.
Two of Maine's tribal communities will receive $900,000 each in federal funds. The Aroostook band of MicMacs will use the money to make repairs to low-and-moderate income housing. The Houlton band of Maliseets will be expanding their community center.
Bangor Mall opened on Monday, with a few notable changes, including banning 'mall walkers' from using the building for physical fitness. Only 100 people will be allowed in the mall at a time, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and most stores are limited to five customers at a time. Shoppers are only allowed to enter the mall at the entrance between JCPenney and Furniture Mattresses and More.