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Here is some of the information you'll want to know for May 24:

*There will be no capacity limits for indoor or outdoor businesses
*There will be no physical distancing requirements for businesses
There will be no mask requirement (exceptions include schools, public transportation, certain health care settings)
*Masks are strongly encouraged for those who are not fully vaccinated but there is no state requirement that people wear them
*Businesses are not required to enforce mask wearing for unvaccinated guests/customers
*Businesses can choose to require masks for employees and/or guests/customers if they wish but it is not a state requirement
*Businesses are not required to check vaccination status for guests/customers
*Lodging businesses can choose to ask about guests vaccination status, can choose to require masks for unvaccinated people, and (possibly) only allow vaccinated guests but if a business chooses to do the latter, it should consult with an attorney to stay on the right side of health privacy issues.
*People do not have to be a Maine resident to get vaccinated in Maine so out-of-state workers can be vaccinated once they arrive in Maine

Effective May 1 the plan:

Shifts Maine's COVID-19 travel policy requirements from an "all states included, unless exempt" model to an "all states exempt, unless included" model. This means that travelers from all states are automatically exempt unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC.
Under this new model, the Maine CDC will be charged with identifying states that have a high prevalence of highly contagious COVID-19 variants. If one or more states see a spike in variant cases, Maine will apply its test or quarantine requirement to travelers to and from that state. This more targeted approach will remain in effect through the summer.


Discover Casual luxury in the heart of Maine's Lakes & Mountain Region at the Noble House Inn - Bridgton's Premier Bed & Breakfast nestled above scenic Highland Lake in the foothills of New England's majestic White Mountains.

Considered to be one of the best Maine Lakes & Mountains Inns, as evidenced by our selection as an Editors' Choice by Yankee Magazine, our focus has always been to offer luxury guestrooms with the most dreamy beds, wicked-good breakfasts, our famous homemade cookies, and exceptional hospitality!

We are happy to welcome you to Noble House Inn! And we have everything ready for a safe and relaxing stay! 

Effective May 1st, 2021, all states will be exempt from travel restrictions, unless otherwise determined by the Maine CDC.

All guests must wear a mask as mandated by Maine's Executive Order. If you are medically unable to wear a face mask you must wear an alternative face cover to be a guest at the Inn.

Federal requirements related to international travel remain in effect.


We will require that face coverings be worn in inside common areas other than the breakfast room and the parlor where social distancing is possible. All individuals on the property will be required to wear face coverings and all employees have received instruction on Covid-19 precautions and best practices for lodging employees. We have blocked off the day before and after each stay so that each guest is assured that there has been no one in their room for a 24 hour period before their arrival. We will not be offering daily housekeeping services, again to assure you that no one will enter a guest room during a stay. We will provide towels or other replacement amenities on request.

While we have always prided ourselves on being impeccably clean and the sanitizing products we have always used are on the CDC list for Covid-19, we want to assure you that we are paying special attention to and sanitizing all surfaces including all wood, plastic and other non-porous surfaces and upholstery and cloth surfaces. We have the common areas and high touch areas scheduled for cleaning throughout the day.

A few additional changes we have had to make to comply with the recommended best practices for your safety are that we have removed all decorative pillows from the rooms as well as the common areas, removed the majority of items from all horizontal surfaces [pens, note pads, information books, decorative nick-nacks, replaced the bathroom glasses with individually wrapped plastic ones, removed all runners and unattached rugs and carpeting, and will not be offering self-serve coffee, hot water, teas, or snacks. We have removed the guest refrigerator from the breakfast room and will be serving morning coffee and tea. That said, you will still have your wicked-good breakfast – it will just be on a pick up and to go basis.

Links to more information:

Department of Economic Development: Covid-19 Prevention Checklist for Lodging

Maine Governor's Plan to Keep Maine Healthy: Know Before You Go

State by State Testing Resources