Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Portland, Maine backtracks to allow curbside and delivery by nonessential retail

Retail Dive
The city council of Portland, Maine, on Monday effectively suspended its previous rules forbidding nonessential businesses of all sizes to conduct curbside, delivery or mail order and imposing fines of up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 in civil penalties for those that do.

In publishing a list of frequently asked questions, the city on Friday had warned that retailers caught violating the order "could be subject to a $500 civil penalty and costs of prosecution, and the suspension or revocation of your City business license.". . . more