- July 19, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Downtown Bath businesses are bouncing back, buoyed by an increase in summer tourists and easing state coronavirus restrictions.
Gov. Janet Mills’ state of civil emergency — and subsequent public health mandates — ended on June 30. The state of civil emergency was enacted on March 15, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic reaching Maine. The state of civil emergency allowed the governor to impose mandates on things like masking and gathering sizes. All COVID-19 restrictions enacted by the state have been lifted, but federal masking requirements in airports and on public transportation remain in effect.
Now You’re Cooking Marketing Director Heather Fear said the kitchen supply store on Front Street, “took off” during the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic last summer “because people were home cooking and we were supplying them with what they needed.”
Fear said business has continued to swell as the state’s COVID-19 vaccination rate…