Snowbirds should enter quarantine

Dear Editor:

Unless you live on the coast, you might be unaware that the snowbirds are returning early this season from New York, New Jersey and points south to escape the coronavirus. I heard these rumors, and then spoke with a person at a local grocery store filling her car with supplies. When I commented on the large load, she said she was “from the south” and admitted that her family had returned to Maine early this year.

According to news reports, the governor of Hawaii has decreed that persons now entering that state — including its citizens — must be quarantined for 14 days to determine they do not have the virus. Maine should do the same.

David Klausmeyer


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