Welcome to the Boothbay Region…

Adirondack chairs overlooking the ocean

…our little bit of heaven on the mid-coast of Maine – away from all the hustle and bustle of wherever you have traveled from.

Thanks to our members, we are happy to offer this listing of local businesses for residents and for your convenience during your visit.

2020 Is our State of Maine bicentennial! Our members are busily preparing their businesses and looking forward, as our busy season for welcoming guests rapidly approaches. Changes are happening daily with our world’s recent challenge. We have to remain patient, but positive for the season to come.

Below are some links to State and local information to keep you updated as we all prepare for better days ahead.

Please contact local businesses directly for information regarding their opening dates and policies for this summer.

 We are thinking positive thoughts and looking forward to 2021 and our 53rd Fall Foliage Festival! Vendors, watch this website and railwayvillage.org in the New Year, for the 2021 Application to reserve your space.

Entertainment and events will be announced in 2021.

During the in–season please call us at 207-633-4743 or stop by our Chamber office on Route 27 and the corner of (323) Adams Pond Road in Boothbay. You may contact us by email year–round. Welcome Back! We look forward to seeing you!

We hope you enjoy our little paradise while you are our guests and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

As of May 14, 2021 Maine’s Gov. Mills, the State of Maine will adopt the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidance.

  Clarification on Business Guidelines   DECD Commissioner Johnson held her monthly update this afternoon and provide further information on the changes that become effective Monday, May 24. If you did not join the webinar, it will be posted here.   We know that there was some confusion with last week’s announcements as Governor Mills made significant updates to masking, capacity limits, and physical distancing requirements only to have part of that change the next day when the U.S. CDC issued new guidance.   The big change was that there will be no the physical distancing requirement in restaurants, bars, and other eating/drinking establishments as of May 24. Read the announcement here.    
Here is some of the information you’ll want to know for May 24:  

*Business checklists will be retired by the end of this week.

*Guidance for business operations will move from the state’s required
checklists to a recommendation that businesses follow the U.S. CDC’s
guidance (link below).

*An update to the Governor’s Executive Order on mask wearing will be issued
by the end of this week.

*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   ###

In an effort to provide one stop shopping for anyone seeking local resources and information in Lincoln County, the EMA Emergency Operation Center has created a webpage where groups and organizations in Lincoln County can submit this information to be shared.