COVID-19 UPDATE

As per the Executive Order issued by Janet Mills, the Governor of the State of Maine, on Tuesday April 28th,with modifications made on June 8, 2020,  all reservations for June 1-June 30 are for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont residents only, unless guests have self quarantined for 14 days prior to arrival at lodging establishment, or have tested negative COVID-19 within 72 hours of arrival in Maine. We will be following daily any changes to these guidelines and will be updating our policies as needed.

  • The State will allow adults who obtain and receive a negative COVID-19 test no later than 72 hours prior to arrival to forgo the 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine. This test indicates that, even when coming from areas with a higher prevalence of the disease than Maine’s, such visitors are unlikely to have COVID-19 and to spread it to Maine residents and other visitors. Individuals may be tested in Maine, but they must quarantine while awaiting the results.
  • Maine is strongly urging visitors to “Know Before You Go,” and be tested and receive results in their home state before traveling to Maine, which will allow them to take appropriate action depending on the result. Websites like Get Tested COVID-19 show local testing options nationwide.
  • The State will exempt residents of New Hampshire and Vermont from the testing and 14-day quarantine requirement altogether, effective immediately for travel and effective June 12 for stays in lodging establishments. When adjusted for population, the prevalence of active cases of COVID-19 in these states is similar to that in Maine. There is no other state with as low a prevalence of COVID-19 within a 12-hour drive. The State will continue to evaluate possible additional exemptions based on trends in other states.
  • People who are not Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont 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.
  • This Certificate of Compliance must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging, campgrounds, seasonal rentals, and other commercial lodging, such as Airbnb. Visitors may be asked to furnish proof of the negative test result upon request.
  • This will become effective July 1 (Stage 3) when lodging establishments may begin serving residents outside of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The Department of Economic and Community Development, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services, has prepared a draft form for public feedback and will finalize in the coming week. Signing a compliance form in order to stay in lodging establishments is also a policy employed by both the States of New Hampshire and Vermont.

 

We will be happy to assist you with making reservations and answering all questions you have, please call us at 207-747-0968 and we will get back with you as soon as possible. As always you can email us at info@dfmill.com.