Maine COVID-19 Rental Lodging Compliance

The State of Maine, its communities, and its diverse tourism and hospitality industries know that visitors want to travel to locations that are safe and healthy, and they want to enjoy the communities, businesses and outdoor locations that make Maine so special. To that end, Maine has launched the Keep Maine Healthy plan, designed to be a multilayered approach that aims to protect Maine people, protect visitors, and support Maine small businesses by reducing, to the greatest extent possible, COVID-19 risks associated with travel.

What are Maine’s policies for visitors traveling from out-of-state?

Maine has three options for visitors from other states: 1) getting a recent negative COVID-19 test; 2) maintaining compliance with a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine; 3) being exempted if you are from the following states with a similar or better COVID-19 experience than Maine: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey (effective July 3) and New Hampshire and Vermont (effective June 26).

People who are not residents of Maine or states exempted from quarantine requirements will be asked to sign a Certificate of Compliance indicating either that 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 compliance form must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging, campgrounds, seasonal rentals, overnight camps, and other commercial lodging, such as Airbnb. The certificates will be held with each facility for inspection by state officials for thirty days but will not be kept in a central database.

Can I quarantine for a shorter period of time if my stay is shorter than 14 days?

Yes, you can come to Maine and quarantine for the length of your stay if it is less than 14 days.

Does every member of my household need to be tested before coming to Maine?

To meet Maine’s testing requirements, adults must receive a recent, within 72 hours prior to arrival, negative COVID-19 test, compliant with Maine’s CDC guidelines. Testing for children,18 years and younger, who are travelling with adults is not required.

If I can’t schedule a COVID-19 test prior to my travel to Maine, can I get tested in Maine?

Maine strongly urges testing before you leave home or enter Maine so that you “know before you go.” Capacity is available and expanding and reservations can be made before arrival. COVID-19 tests are available in Maine without referral from a medical professional under a standing order issued by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Websites like Get Tested COVID-19 show local testing options nationwide. But visitors are strongly urged to get tested before they travel.

For further information, please see Keep Maine Healthy

Little Sabatis Island

Legend of Little Sabatis Island

"...Little Sabatis Island, a tiny knoll of gravel and scrub pine, which juts out from deep water. The island is the legendary home of Sabatis, last local Indian chief, and his beautiful daughter, Winona. Sabatis' prophecy that the island would disappear after his death was partly fulfilled when the pond was dammed at Denmark. Wind and drifting ice are gradually completing the prophecy."
Excerpt from History of Bridgton, Maine, 1768-1994

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