As a way to encourage all Ogunquit-area businesses to operate safely, and encourage guests and residents to act responsibly, the Ogunquit Chamber has created the "Ogunquit Together" initiative. The initiative welcomes our visitors and reminds everyone that it is in behaving in a manner that is courteous and respectful to others that we can continue to operate this winter, and ensure access to our amazing natural resources and inviting business community.
- Operate according to the most recently updated State of Maine safe operating guidelines for their business category.
- Encourage safe social distancing (six feet +).
- Mandate that guests wear cloth face coverings (which actually is a requirement as of November 6, per Governor Mills' executive order).
CLICK HERE to view a list of businesses who have signed the initiative to help keep our community and visitors safe.
COVID-19 RESOURCES & UPDATES (updated 3/1/2021)
We are proud to report that our guests and residents are showing a great deal of respect for each other. Many of our guests are commenting on how safe they felt when visiting Ogunquit and that they will be returning because of that. Thank you to everyone for helping make our community a comfortable place for all to be!
Now that it's March, what will be open when I get to Ogunquit?
Beaches are open, with social distancing requirements. Click here to view the beach safety rules. Parking lots are fully open, and reservations are not required. Please note, for the safety of all guests and those who live here (and by executive order of Gov. Mills), masks are required in all public places, even if physically distancing is possible. You can walk your dog on the ocean side of the beach during the winter, provided your animal is leashed and well-behaved; however, dogs are not allowed on the river side of the beach.
Marginal Way is open for your strolling pleasure. Masks are required at all times. The town does not sanitize handrails or benches, so it's a good idea to bring your hand sanitizer along for the walk. Also, please carry in & carry out! Dogs are permitted on the Marginal Way from October 1-March 31.
Restaurants are open for outdoor and inside dining, using state-approved safety protocols and social distancing; most are continuing to offer take-out, curbside and/or delivery. Now that it's off-season, some have closed for the winter and others have reduced their operating hours; for the latest on who's open and when, visit our Who's Open/Restaurants page.
Retail stores and art galleries are open, also using state-approved safety protocols and social distancing; for the latest on who's open and when, visit our Who's Open/Shopping page.
Live music and entertainment is offered at a few restaurants, with performances indoors with the state-mandated maximum capacity. For details, check out This Week in Ogunquit.
Lodging properties are open for guests from anywhere. Now that it's off-season, many of our lodging properties have closed for the season but some operate year-round. Visit our Who's Open/Lodging page for additional details.
There are no restrictions (i.e., no quarantine or testing requirements) for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont residents.
If you are not a resident of one of these three states, you must complete a Certificate of Compliance form indicating that you have received a negative COVID-19 test result no longer than 72 hours prior to your arrival, or that you will quarantine in Maine for 14 days (or the length of your stay, whichever is shorter), or that you have already completed your quarantine in Maine.
Please note that although the number of vaccinated travelers is increasing, the Governor's Office has not yet loosened this mandate. Even if you are fully vaccinated, you must still adhere to this testing/quarantine requirement if you are from a non-exempt state. We expect this will change once the percentage of vaccinated individuals among the general population has increased.
Some options for testing
Click here to find a COVID-19 testing facility near you.
You can also get tested in Maine when you arrive, but must quarantine until the results are available. Under quarantine, you can enjoy outdoor exercise, including the beaches, provided that you wear a mask and safely distance from others; you cannot dine out, shop, or visit crowded public spaces and shared facilities until your quarantine period is over, but you can have food delivered to your lodging establishment.
If you plan to test after you arrive in the Ogunquit area, you have several options:
- Walgreen's pharmacies throughout Maine now offer drive-through testing with results available within 24 hours. (In most cases, you'll receive a results email within an hour.) The closest Walgreen's to Ogunquit are in York and Wells. Reservations are required. To schedule a test, click here.
- York Hospital's drive-through testing facility on Route 1 in York is open Monday-Friday, 8a-4p. (Reduced hours of Monday-Friday, 8a-1p, begin on March 8.) A provider's order must be in the hospital system before testing. When you speak with your provider about being tested, ask them to either fax your order to 207-351-2602 or email Covid19.firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a link to their FAQ page for more information.
Are masks required?
Yes, per executive order of Governor MIlls, face coverings are mandatory in all public places (indoor and outdoor), even if physical distancing is possible.
Are public restrooms open?
Yes, most public restrooms are open.
CLICK HERE for more information on Maine's Covid-19 response.