Maine no longer requires people to wear face coverings in outdoor settings.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wear face coverings in outdoor settings where it is difficult to maintain physical distancing. Face coverings are still required for indoor public settings; there are no changes to Maine’s physical distancing requirements. The change follows updated guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Despite having the oldest median age population in the country, Maine, adjusted for population, ranks fourth lowest among states in both the total number of COVID-19 cases and number of deaths from COVID-19, according to the U.S. CDC.

Maine has administered more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine and is currently second in the nation in the percentage of its population that is fully vaccinated, according to the Bloomberg tracker.

Additionally, according to Moody’s Analytics and CNN Business’s “Back to Normal Index,” Maine is best in New England in returning to pre-pandemic economic activity.