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 Residents from CT, Mass and RI can now come on up to Maine!

Moving Maine Forward Plan was just released

Effective immediately, the plan:

Adds Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to the list of states exempt from the test or quarantine requirement. New Hampshire and Vermont had previously been exempt. These states have reduced their positivity and active case rates.

Exempts those who have either recently had COVID-19 or been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, regardless of their state of origin, from the test or quarantine requirement. Federal requirements related to international travel, however, remain in effect.

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.

WE ARE GLAD TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY, HIKING, BIKING, WATER SPORTS, LOBSTER, AND OUR FABULOUS FRONT VERANDA OVERLOOKING HIGHLAND LAKE!

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!
COVID-19

We are happy to welcome you to Noble House Inn! And we have everything ready for a safe and relaxing stay! That said – these are unprecedented times and we are all having to follow unfamiliar restrictions so here we go...

Rather than overwhelm you with pages and pages of checklists and precautions, at the end of this, I am providing links to all of the information for Covid 19 traveling in Maine and lodging preparedness.

For guests to stay, reservations are required – no drop-ins or spontaneous stays are permitted. The requirements for guests from anywhere OTHER than Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, CT, Mass, & Rhode Island are that you certify that you have completed a 14-day quarantine in Maine, that you will quarantine while you are here, OR that you have received a negative Covid 19 test on a sample taken within 72 hours of checking in. We will continue to monitor the Governor's decisions on these requirements but for now, they are the law. Each guest will be required to fill out a certification form and lodging facilities are required to maintain them for 2 years for availability to the CDC for Covid-19 tracing purposes.

YORK RAPID TESTING SITE OPEN!!!!

Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 4 pm; Friday, 8 am – 6 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.
Appointments must be made in advance online. Time slots fill up quickly. We recommend that you book online as far in advance as possible in order to accommodate your needs.(Chrome is the recommended browser for devices other than smart phones.)
Cost: $25 Payment is required at time of testing (credit/debit cards entered while reserving online).

***NOTICE 9.18.2020: Westbrook Public Safety building has slots open and is very quick on returning the results!

INN REQUIREMENTS FOR GUESTS 

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.

If you have any questions about our policies or procedures, please call and let's visit!
HERE IS THE FORM YOU WILL BE ASKED TO FILL OUT. 

CLICK HERE : CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE 


Links to more information:

Maine and Massachusetts Testing sites: See info for York Rapid Testing Site above!!!

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

Maine Testing Resources

Department of Economic Development All Business Checklists

Quarantine Guidelines