Effective September 23rd, residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Vermont can now visit Maine without any testing or quarantine requirements.
If you are not a resident of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont, 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. York Hospital's drive-through testing facility is just seven miles from Ogunquit and its new rapid testing site can provide results in 15 minutes; more details below.
If the positivity rate in Rhode Island and other states drops so that it is closer in line with those in the exempt states, Governor Mills' administration will review the data and may add other states to the exempt list, so stay tuned. We will let you know asap!
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 can safely distance from others; you cannot dine out or shop until your quarantine period is over, but you can have food delivered.
COVID-19 testing facility near you, click here.
If you plan to test after you arrive in the Ogunquit area, the current local testing site is York Hospital's drive-through testing facility on Route 1 in York; here is a link to their FAQ page for more information, click here. They are a rapid testing site and can provide results for you in 15 minutes. Please visit their website to schedule your visit; there are NO walk-in's accepted and NO doctor's orders required for rapid testing. We urge you to schedule your appointment as soon as you book your stay as they are experiencing high testing demand. The facility is open seven days/week.
We hope that these requirements will become less restrictive soon, and will be sure to update you as soon as new information becomes available!
Being safe together again at the Dragonfly Guest House:
The Dragonfly Guest House has adopted new ways of welcoming and interacting with our guests in order to comply with CDC, state & federal guidance and hospitality industries best practices. We take what's going on in the world today extremely serious along with its potential impact on us all.
We want our guests to feel as safe and comfortable at the Dragonfly as you would in your own home. We have always and will continue to make the health and wellbeing of our guests our top priority. After all, this is our home and our efforts are 24/7.
We have always prided ourselves on the level of cleanliness at the Dragonfly. During our time apart, we have been cleaning like crazy! Every surface and touchpoint has been washed & sanitized, paying extra attention to surfaces a guest might touch. As part of our new practices, touchpoints will be thoroughly sanitized during your stay with us.
We will be wearing masks and we ask that all guests do the same when physical distancing is difficult to maintain, such as when coming and going or when in common areas of the guest house.
We are implementing a contactless check-in. Your sanitized key, registration form and welcoming materials will be in your room. We will charge balances due to the credit card on file on the date of arrival unless otherwise instructed.
To allow for additional cleaning time, we request guests not to arrive for check-in prior to 3:30pm.
Hand sanitizer and wipes are available in all common areas of the guest house.
We have reduced the number of high-touch items (magazines & brochures) throughout the common area and guest rooms so that we can ensure everything is cleaned & sanitized.
Breakfast and Afternoon Refreshments:
Breakfast is an important and integral element of every stay at the Dragonfly. It is the time we cherish the most with our guests. Per the COVID-19 guidance from the State of Maine, we are no longer able to provide buffet style self-serve breakfast. We will be piloting a "grab & go" breakfast, offering the same delicious food. The dining room and outside decks have been reconfigured to allow safe social distancing.
Afternoon home baked treats will still be available now in a safe prepackaged manner for your enjoyment.
Daily Guest Room Housekeeping:
We are required to suspending daily guest room housekeeping to provide our guests the safest possible environment. For guests staying 3 or more nights, housekeeping will be provided every third day (with guest's consent). We are happy to deliver extra towels, bath amenities, etc. to your room upon request.
What is Ogunquit going to be like this season?
Our beaches, Marginal Way, restaurants and retail shops are open with some restrictions. Most restaurants are offering curbside pickup, takeout, indoor/outdoor dining with revised seating layouts to ensure proper social distancing. Bring face masks/coverings as you will need them.