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The 2020 vacation season is in full swing!
9/23/20 — The Governor has extended the exemption from testing/quarantine orders to include the state of Massachusetts
Are you Planning to visit Maine this fall? Please be aware that the Governor of Maine’s current orders require that all non-exempt adult visitors (over age 18) — from states other than Maine, Vermont, Massachussetts Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire – will be required to complete and submit a state-issued Certificate of Compliance when checking into lodging in Maine certifying that you are non-symptomatic and will comply with one of two options:
- GET TESTED (Negative)BEFORE YOU VISIT MAINE
Confirm that you obtained in your home location a negative-results COVID-19 test within the previous 72-hours of arrival in Maine. Unfortunately testing in Maine is not readily available for non-symptomatic people, but the Governor suggests that efforts to expand access to testing is a priority and it may be sometime this summer after June 26th. A new national chain called Convenient MD is offering testing at many of it’s locations including some in Maine and NH, so check out the link for more info.
Self-quarantine in your lodging on arrival (up to 14 days or or the duration of shorter visits –you may not substitute prior quarantine time done in your home state). Guests under quarantine are permitted to be outdoors in nature (such as in the National Park) so long as masking and social distancing is maintained.
Out-of-state visitors may satisfy the quarantine order in commercial lodging establishments, such as Vacation rental units. During the quarantine, visitors can leave their lodging but only for limited outdoor activities such as hiking as long as they are not around other people. Visitors cannot go to public places with other people like restaurants, stores, and grocery stores, especially to indoors spaces. Masks are required in the State of Maine for the foreseeable future anytime you may encounter other people in public, both indoors and out– gatherings and crowds, especially indoors, should be avoided
COMPLETE and submit to the rental agency a copy of the Certificate of Compliance
Please see the FAQ page provided by the State of Maine for more detailed info.
As the current craziness subsides, the forests, mountains, lakes, and seashore of Acadia are remarkably healing. Explore our listings for a few minutes while you are here, bookmark the website, and contact us (Tuesday-Saturday, 9 AM -6 PM) if you have questions. After the stress of the last several months you may wish to consider a vacation from your “lock-down” and get out into nature in the privacy of a vacation cottage especially in the fall (Sept-Oct is a great time to be here in Acadia) — Of course, if someone in your party has tested positive for the virus — then they and all close contacts should stay in quarantine at home until testing clear and healthy again and enjoy dreaming about a vacation to Acadia in 2021 — we’ll be here and waiting for you and we can book most properties now for next season).
OUR CURRENT Cancellation Policy (Sept-Oct 2020):
No refund is available for cancellations unless cancelled dates are re-booked to new guests including for Covid-related travel issues or positive test results (Neither property owners nor ACR can be expected to carry he risk for such developments, which are beyond our control)
If uncertain about your travel plans or if you are worried about the future policies on travel to Main this year we suggest you consider “cancel-for-any-reason” Travel Insurance,
Acadia National Park. is now open and most local businesses and restaurants are in at least limited operation (with common-sense precautions such as mandatory masks in public and distance-spacing). And October 1-18 ANP will be testing it’s new Vehicle reservations system designed to reduce congestion at the most used locations in the Park.
Our interest is in protecting and preventing health and financial harm to you, our clients, and to property owners’ support staff and all who participate in in a thriving vacation rental business here in Bar Harbor, on Mt Desert Island and in Acadia National Park. In addition to declining booking requests by symptomatic or COVID-19-tested-positive parties, we will also, of course, be requiring thorough cleaning and disinfecting procedures in all properties (each of our owners handle cleaning standards for their particular property). All property cleaners are intimately aware of the special cleaning/disinfecting standards required under the pandemic, and
Thanks for your cooperation in dealing with this unprecedented situation. We truly are “all in this together”. And if you can’t arrange a visit this season, know that you will be more than welcome next year.
Stay safe and Take Good Care,
Tom Mary & Alan