2021 Inn Updates re: Covid-19

 


May 22,2021

Under the Moving Maine Forward plan, Maine will shift its COVID-19 travel policy by May 1, 2021 to automatically exempt all states, unless a state is otherwise determined by the Maine CDC as being high risk. If one or more states see a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, Maine will apply its test or quarantine requirement to travelers to and from that state. The Maine CDC will publicly announce any such states when they are identified. 

“So people can now move freely among the New England states without testing or quarantining,” Mills said.

Additionally, anyone from any state who either recently had COVID-19 or had been fully vaccinated for the virus can come to Maine without quarantining. Federal requirements related to international travel remain in effect.

 

If you have a reservation with us: We are working with guests who reach out to us to determine what concerns you may have with travel to Maine this season.  Please call our front desk team for more information at 800-336-3983 and we will do our best to answer your questions based on the information we have (it changes quickly).  As we continue to work on social distancing within the work place, know that there may be times when there are only 1 or 2 of us in the office on the phones.  If we don’t answer, please feel free to leave a message or email us at  [email protected]  for questions, cancellations or reservations.

Where we are as of today 5/22/2021:   For those of you with current reservations for this 2021 season, we ask you to review the latest travel mandate from Maine’s Governor Mills, Keep Maine Healthy Program. Please review this carefully, as it will affect your travel to Maine this season.    Also new, travel restrictions Exempt those who have either recently had COVID-19 or been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of their state of origin. Federal requirements related to international travel, however, remain in effect 11/5/2020 

Keep Maine Healthy:  Maine’s Governor Janet Mills plan for Maine Tourism to assist in the continued reduction of Covid-19 cases here in Maine is still in place. The plan is based on three cornerstones for our visitors to Maine:

As of May 1, 2021, Maine no longer requires proof of a negative test or quarantine for travelers to the state. If, in the future, one or more states see a spike in cases, Maine will apply its test or quarantine requirements to travelers to and from that state. Maine CDC will publicly announce any such states when they are identified.

As of July 28, 2021 the Maine CDC and the Governor announced that in accordance with the US CDC:

It is recommended that all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings in indoor public spaces. This guideline is for areas of the state that have a “substantial” or “high” level of community transmission. York county has been identified as an area of substantial transmission.

Consistent with US CDC guidelines, it is recommended that people in Maine who are not fully vaccinated, wear face coverings in indoor and outdoor public settings

There are different guidelines regarding International guests. Please contact us for any International Travel Guidelines

Most of our Team members are fully vaccinated, and will not be wearing masks indoors or outdoors. If a member of staff has not been fully vaccinated ,they will be required to wear masks throughout the work day.

Please review this FAQ to help answer any of your questions.

How can we help?
We hope that as we continue to dig out way out of this pandemic we will all work together to keep each other safe as we take a much needed travel escape.  We will keep you as updated on travel mandates as we know tomorrow it could change as more vaccinations roll out and community spread dies down. Give us a call if you wish to discuss your reservation so we can work with you to make it as smooth as possible. 

Keep this site handy, as UDPATES from the Governor of Maine’s office are posted here as soon as they are released.  It’s where we get our information.

Once you get here, know that we have created a multi point cleaning plans for common spaces, outdoor spaces and especially your guest room using approved CDC cleaning guidelines and techniques.  Our team has updated uniforms for PPE needs, face masks and interaction protocols to keep you and them safe.  We promise to work vigilantly to honor your trust in us so that you can relax while you are here and turn off some of the stress from these past few months.  We have reset our dining and lobby areas for safe distancing, increased our outdoor seating capabilities and will be working to keep our service with a smile seen through every “masked” interaction.  You will receive a welcome letter close to your arrival date to outline our new check in policies, gather details of your needs while you are here and what services are allowed to be offered during the time you are with us.  We hope we can all work as a team and ask that you assist us in letting us know what will make you comfortable during your stay and how we can improve on our offerings while you are here.  We are all in this together.

The health and well being of our guests and team members are of paramount importance to us.  As you all know this is a quickly changing landscape, but we will be ready on April 1, 2021 to welcome you back to your “home away from home”.

Be well, be safe, and know that we are missing you all.

On behalf of the Beachmere team,
               Sarah Diment – Owner
               Elaine Akeroyd – GM