Maine: Gov. Mills issues 9 p.m. business curfew as coronavirus cases rise Lori Valigra, Bangor Daily News · November 21, 2020 at 3:17 pm Many Maine businesses will have to close at 9 p.m. under a new order from Gov. Janet Mills aiming to curtail the spread of the coronavirus that drew criticism from the restaurant and hotel industry. Starting Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6, all outdoor and indoor amusement venues, movie theaters, performing arts venues, casinos and businesses that provide seated food and drink service will need to close for the night by 9 p.m. That includes social clubs, restaurants, and bars and tasting rooms currently open for outdoor service. Mills hinted at the changes in a press conference Wednesday. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York also have instituted early business closures at 10 p.m. to minimize extended evening gatherings.