2021 Inn Updates re: Covid-19

Updated Feb. 22, 2021  March 5, 2021  

To Our Dear Beachmere Inn Guests  & Friends,

We can’t wait for your return. Mark your calendars, we re-open on April 1, 2021.  In the meantime, we are here in the office Monday – Saturday 9-5 answering the phones to help you plan your escape to Maine in 2021.   

Be well, Stay Safe and Be Kind ~ Sarah and the BMI Team


May 1,2021

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 3/5/2021:   For those of you with current reservations for this spring, 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  Governor Mills has announced an Executive Order requiring Maine people to wear face coverings in public settings, regardless of the ability to maintain physical distance. The existing order strengthens an earlier one stating that face coverings must be worn only when physical distancing is difficult to maintain.  Masks are still required to walk the Marginal Way.

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:

1) Quarantine or Test out of that quarantine. Currently there is a 10 day quarantine restriction for all visitors to our state ( See the FAQ to help sort this out).  However, If you wish to opt out of the quarantine requirement, you must receive a negative Covid-19 test result in the 72 hrs prior to your arrival.  Either way you are asked to complete a compliance FORM which is to be turned in upon arrival. We are required to keep this on hand for 30 days before destroying.  You can use this site to see where a testing center is near you in your state.  
2). Increasing Symptom Checking at popular locations where people tend to congregate.
3). Supporting Local Public Health and COVID-19 Prevention Efforts for each community that experiences higher degree of tourism visitation.

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

How can we help?
For those not exempt, thankfully, getting a Covid-19 test in 2021 is much easier than last season. 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. Please understand that we are required to collect the compliance forms for the State of Maine, this is not a property level decision.  

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