Update from Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort:
The Road to Your Maine Vacation
Traveling to Maine may feel a bit different this year. Whether it’s your first trip or your 51st trip to Maine, we want to help you navigate these changes so that you can enjoy your time on the coast of Maine. Here is what you need to know as you plan your getaway to the Midcoast region this season.
On June 1st, we began welcoming Maine residents to Sheepscot Harbour Village Resort. Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont residents can now travel without restriction within Maine starting Wednesday, July 1st. Residents of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey can travel without restriction within Maine starting Friday, July 3rd. Physical distancing is still in order and face coverings are mandated in all common areas on the property.
As of June 26th, we welcomed all other visitors, with some state-mandated restrictions. Guests who are not Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey residents must complete a Certificate of Compliance form indicating they have received a negative COVID-19 test result, that they will quarantine in Maine for 14 days, or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine.
FAQ For Sheepscot Harbour Village
1. Do I need to wear a mask during my stay?
Current state mandates require all guests to wear face coverings when in public areas.
Please maintain a distance of 6’ from other guests when in public areas on the property.
2. Is the continental breakfast being served?
Current restrictions do not allow us to serve a continental breakfast, however, we will provide options for you to choose from for a Grab and Go breakfast bag.
FAQ For Visitors (provided by Maine.gov)
1. Why is Maine exempting residents from other states?
Maine is exempting residents of New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey from the testing and 14-day quarantine requirements because, when adjusted for population, the prevalence of active cases of COVID-19 in these states is similar or better to Maine’s, as compared to other states. Maine considers a number of quantitative measures in making this determination, which is designed to protect public health.
2. Does every member of my household need to be tested before coming to Maine?
Testing for children, 18 years and younger, who are traveling with adults is not required.
3. What types of COVID-19 tests may work?
Maine only accepts PCR-based tests to qualify as an exception to the 14-day quarantine rule, and does not accept antibody testing for this purpose at this time. A rapid ID NOW test may be used for the purpose of an alternative to quarantine. Please consult Maine CDC’s guide on interpreting test results, which are available on its website (PDF).
4. How many days prior to my visit to Maine should I get a COVID-19 test?
Visitors should have a sample taken for a COVID-19 “PCR” test no later than 72 hours prior to arrival in Maine. You may also get a rapid result test once you have arrived in Maine.
5. Can I quarantine at my hotel, campground, or at my rental during my visit to Maine instead of getting a test?
Yes. You may choose to quarantine at your rental or place of lodging if you follow Maine’s quarantine requirements.
6. If I can’t schedule a COVID-19 test prior to my travel to Maine, can I get tested in Maine?
COVID-19 testing is readily available through the Boothbay Region Health Center. The Boothbay Region Health Center, located about 15 minutes from Edgecomb, has implemented a testing program that provides access to both the antibody test as well as the swab test. For more information, and to schedule an appointment please call 207-633-1075 or click here for more details.
7. What if I am awaiting test results after arriving in Maine?
If you were tested for COVID-19 upon your arrival in Maine and do not yet have test results, you must quarantine in your room or rental until you receive a negative test result, and you must arrange for meals to be delivered to your room and you must avoid contact with staff and guests after check-out until your negative test result is received. Use of shared public spaces, dining spaces, gyms and pools is prohibited during quarantine.
8. How will I show evidence of a negative test or quarantine prior to my arrival at a lodging establishment or rental?
Effective June 26, Maine is utilizing a “Certificate of Compliance” this has been updated and requiring all adult visitors submit the certificate prior to, or upon arrival, at their lodging establishment or rental.
9. What if I travel to multiple locations and lodging establishments during my visit to Maine?
Once a person is in Maine and has either quarantined for 14 days or received a negative test result, the person does not need to repeat the test when, for example, checking into a second or third Maine lodging establishment. The visitor may show documentation from their earlier stay.
For more information on traveling to Maine please visit Maine.gov — https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine/keepmainehealthy/faqs
Please note, the State of Maine issues updated guidelines regularly; we will do our best to keep you informed of any updates via our website and social media.