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by Megan Moshier, Director of Sales & Operations

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and guests is our utmost priority.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are closely adhering to the guidance and best practices set by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Maine CDC. As of May 1, 2021, travelers coming to or returning to Maine are not required to quarantine or show proof of a negative test unless coming from a non-exempt state (as of May 25 there are no non-exempt states). This is subject to change. Please visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/ for the latest guidance and Acadia National Park’s website for information on park status and services.

Consistent with the U.S. CDC’s guidelines, people who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear face masks indoors or outdoors. However, unvaccinated people are encouraged to wear masks in indoor public settings. If you have COVID-19 symptoms we ask that you postpone your visit to Schoodic Institute until you are well.

For your comfort and convenience we have placed hand sanitizing dispensers in various high-traffic areas throughout campus.

At our dining hall, Schooner Commons, we have implemented some new processes and procedures, including suspending use of our salad bar, preparing silverware and napkin sets, and switching to single-use containers for all condiments. Our staff are ServSafe certified and always follow best practices when preparing and serving food.

Information and guidelines are continually changing. The best sources of information are the state website and national park website. Please check the guidance and we can further answer questions about safely staying and working at Schoodic.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

For more information:

Maine CDC: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/airborne/coronavirus.shtml

National CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

World Health Organization:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019