Chamber Update
P I S C A T A Q U I S C O U N T Y
Lodging NEWS

BREAKING NEWS: STAGE 3 - The Re-Opening of Lodging Businesses to 0ut of state visitors MOVED from JULY 1 to JUNE 26th *with the new plan in place*.


Governor Mills Unveils “Keep Maine Healthy” Plan to Protect Maine People, Visitors & Support Small Businesses During Tourism Season


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CHAMBER'S RESPONSE:

The Governor has offered an alternative to the 14-day quarantine, which is proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within 72 hours of check-in.

Visitors must produce a Certificate of Compliance stating that they have no symptoms AND that they have either quarantined for 14 days within the state of Maine PRIOR to check in, or that they have tested negative for COVID-19 based on the parameters mentioned above.

SINCE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, our chamber has received 14 calls from Massachusetts, 6 from New York and 5 from New Jersey, from residents wanting to come to Maine who have checked with their local testing sites HERE and were told they could only get tested, 1) with a Dr.'s referral, 2) if they have symptoms; or, 3) if they are an essential worker and the test is required to return to work.

NO TESTING AVAILABLE TO SATISFY ELECTIVE TRAVEL

These folks were told
'wanting to go to Maine is NOT a valid reason to be tested'.

For this reason, we are asking the Governor's Office and the DECD to come up with another alternative to the 14 day quarantine.

Partner with "Work with ME" for an alternative to the 14 day quarantine.
Work with ME launched Monday with hotels looking to remove the 14 day quarantine with a plan to re-open Maine's lodging industries SAFELY now.

Read more HERE.

Visit the WEBSITE HERE.

Follow Work with ME on Facebook HERE.
HOSPITALITY MAINE
ANNOUNCES NEW RELIEF PLAN FOR HOSPITALITY, RETAIL & TOURISM BUSINESSES

Hospitality Maine asks for 800M to keep VACATIONLAND alive.
View the Press Conference HERE.

READ the PLAN HERE.

Interested in the Governor's Economic Recovery Committee? For replays of prior meetings, upcoming schedule, or to provide input, click HERE.
To register for weekly Q & A with DECD Commissioner Heather Johnson, click HERE.

For more information about the re-opening timeline, click here.

COVID-19 UPDATES are ALWAYS available
on the Chamber's new WEBSITE HERE:
Email us HERE. Call us at 207-564-7533.
All updates posted on our FACEBOOK page.