As a way to encourage all Ogunquit-area businesses to operate safely, and encourage guests and residents to act responsibly, the Ogunquit Chamber created the "Ogunquit Together" initiative in spring, 2020. 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 enjoy our amazing natural resources and inviting business community.
When you see the logo above, you know "We are in it Together!"
COVID-19 Resources & Updates (updated 4/1/2022)
We are proud to report that our guests and residents are showing a great deal of respect for each other. Thank you to everyone for helping make our community a comfortable place for all to be!
What are the current COVID-19 guidelines in Ogunquit?
The town of Ogunquit follows the guidance provided by the Maine CDC. The good news is that Maine is one of the top three states in the U.S. in terms of the percentage of its resident population who are fully vaccinated (78%+); New England, in general, has a significantly higher rate of fully-vaccinated residents than any other region in the country.
However, people do travel to Maine from all parts of the world to enjoy the beauty of Maine's coast. Maine CDC encourages people to consider its latest guidance regarding community levels as one piece of information in a holistic approach to deciding whether masking is appropriate for them based on their risk factors. Currently, York County is considered in the "low" level, so CDC encourages residents and guests to stay up to date with vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. You can check here for the latest status updates from the U.S. CDC.
Beaches are open, with no social distancing requirements. Parking lots are open, and there is no charge this time of year. Sorry, dog lovers - your pup will have to wait until September to be able to play on the beach with you.
Marginal Way is open for your strolling pleasure. Also, please carry in & carry out! Sorry, dog lovers - your pup will have to wait until October to be able to walk the Marginal Way with you.
Restaurants are open, using state-approved safety protocols; most are continuing to offer take-out, curbside and/or delivery.
Retail stores, museums and art galleries are open, also using state-approved safety protocols.
Live music and entertainment is back. You'll find local musicians at several restaurants, including The Front Porch Piano Bar, Crew Ogunquit, and Clay Hill Farm. For details, check out This Week in Ogunquit.
Lodging properties are open for guests from anywhere.
Fully vaccinated & planning a visit? Follow the CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe!
If you haven't gotten your vaccination and/or booster yet, we encourage you to do so before you visit to help keep our guests and our community safe! You'll find more information here.
Some options for testing, if you need it ...
If you need to get a test while you are here in this area, most retail pharmacies (e.g., Walgreen's, CVS, Hannaford) offer TMA (the 72 hour one) testing. PCR tests (the 15 minute rapid one) are available for purchase at these pharmacies as well. York Hospital offers a drive-thru testing clinic, Mondays-Fridays, 8a-3p; more details here.
Welcome back, Canadians! For information on the type of testing you need in order to return home, click here.
CLICK HERE for more information on Maine's Covid-19 response.