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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. In compliance with the order given by Governor Mills, we require that any person visiting campus from out-of-state, with the exception of VT and NH, quarantine in their unit for 14 days. 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.

Our lodging and dining facilities comply with the State of Maine COVID-19 Prevention Checklist and timelines. Visitors must complete a certificate of compliance.

All of our team members are wearing face coverings; we ask guests to do the same (outside of private lodging units), except during mealtimes, and to maintain a safe distance (at least 6 feet) from one another. In addition, we have placed hand sanitizing dispensers in various high-traffic areas throughout campus.

Our cleaning standards comply with CDC guidelines and all team members have been properly trained. All guests of Schoodic Institute will be made aware of our policies and procedures both prior to and upon arrival.

At our dining hall, Schooner Commons, we have implemented some new processes and procedures, including removing the salad bar, preparing silverware and napkin sets, and switching to single-use containers for all condiments. Our staff are Serv Safe certified and we are following CDC guidelines when preparing food. While in Schooner Commons guests are expected to wear a mask until seated to eat and to maintain a safe distance from staff and other guests.

Mostly, we ask that anyone who doesn’t feel well or has been in recent contact with someone with COVID-19 postpone their travel for the safety of our staff and other guests.

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