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 spring and summer, 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 in indoor public spaces (which actually is a requirement as of November 6, per Governor Mills' executive order).
When you see the logo above, you know "We are in it Together!"
COVID-19 RESOURCES & UPDATES (updated 5/1/2021)
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 feell 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 May, 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 recommended in all public places if physically distancing is not possible. Dogs are not permitted on the beach from April 1-September 8. Click here for starting dates & rates for beach parking lots.
Marginal Way is open for your strolling pleasure. Because the walkway is narrow, 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 not permitted on the Marginal Way from April 1-September 30.
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 spring, many seasonal restaurants are reopening for the spring/summer/autumn; for the latest on who's open and when, visit our Who's Open/Restaurants page.
Retail stores, museums and art galleries are open, also using state-approved safety protocols and social distancing.
Live music and entertainment is offered at some restaurants, with performances indoors with the state-mandated maximum capacity. As more restaurants are reopening and the days are become warmer, the entertainment schedule is becoming much busier, with outdoor music returning. For details, check out This Week in Ogunquit.
Lodging properties are open for guests from anywhere. Although we have several properties that are open year-round, now that it's spring, our seasonal lodging properties are all reopening, and all will be open again by mid-month.
Beginning May 1, 2021, Maine’s COVID-19 travel policy automatically exempts all states (i.e., you can travel to and from Maine without testing or quarantining), unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC. If one or more states experiences a spike in cases of highly contagious COVID-19 variants, the Maine CDC will apply its test or quarantine requirements to travelers to and from that state.
Fully vaccinated & planning a visit? Follow the CDC guidelines to keep unvaccinated Mainers safe!
Some options for testing, if you need it
Click here to find a COVID-19 testing facility near you.
Are masks required?
Yes, per executive order of Governor MIlls, face coverings are mandatory in all public indoor places, even if physical distancing is possible. Masks are not required outdoors, but are recommended if physical distancing is not possible.
Are public restrooms open?
Yes, public restrooms are open.
CLICK HERE for more information on Maine's Covid-19 response.