Castine Kayak Covid-19 Updates
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YES WE ARE OPEN FOR THE SEASON 2020!
To comply with our Governor's Mandate, and to keep our guests staff and community safe we are officially open to residents of Maine, NH, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and out of staters who havequarantined IN MAINE for 14 days or have proof of a Covid-19 negative test within 72 hours of entering the state!
What we at Castine Kayak are doing to ensure the safety of our paddlers and staff:
Offering tours only to residents of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts or families that have quarantined for 14 days in Maine or have proof of a Covid Negative Test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine.
Smaller grouping sizes during preparation and on water.(keeping family groups together and separating from others with distance)
Screening participants in relation to social distancing practices and quarantining.
Sanitizing all gear with Soap and Water and Disinfectants according to CDC Guidelines
Requiring participants to come with and be prepared to use proper masks when near others outside family group of 6 feet when preparing to launch and land.
Requiring all participants to come prepared with following to minimize shared items (hand sanitizer, snack, water, bugspray, sunblock)
All Staff are trained in Covid-19 related sanitation standards and state guideline checklists and appropriate social distancing and will manage the safety of our participants as we always do.
and will not be able to do this summer with so many uncertainties. Maine's reopening strategy is changing daily as they evaluate the science and work to minimize the risks to us all. Don't give up your plans, just remain flexible. Our goal is to find creative ways to enrich your spirit in the outdoors while staying safe and minimizing risks.
*Please feel free to contact us to help in making your plans and answering your questions about the State of Maine's latest updates.
You can also find the latest updates to the State's reopening plan updates here
Maine’s policies changes effective June 26 for visitors traveling from out-of-state?
Maine will have two options for visitors from other states:
Frequently asked Questions about testing and latest rules!
2. Maintaining compliance with a 14-day quarantine upon arrival in Maine.
Effective June 26, people who are not Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, or Massachusett residents and are visiting Maine lodging will be asked to sign a Certificate of Compliance indicating either that they have received a negative COVID-19 test result, that they will quarantine in Maine for 14 days, or that they have already completed their quarantine in Maine. This compliance form must be provided to check-in at all Maine lodging, campgrounds, seasonal rentals, overnight camps, and other commercial lodging, such as Airbnb. Visitors may be asked to furnish proof of the negative test result upon request.
If a Maine resident visits New Hampshire or Vermont, they are not required to quarantine upon returning to Maine, effective immediately. However, if they visit elsewhere, the requirement that they quarantine for 14-days remains in place, or they may utilize a negative test as an alternative.
Seasonal homeowners, workers traveling to Maine, and other visitors may also utilize a recent negative COVID-19 test as an alternative to the required 14-day quarantine in Maine effective immediately. What it really means to quarantine/expectations
Paddling and getting outdoors: We at Castine Kayak believe that now more than ever we will all benefit from getting outdoors on the water and enriching ourselves while being able to maintain physical distance while still being social with plenty of space on the water!
We are moving forward to plan ways to provide opportunities for individuals and families to safely recreate in nature, something we can all use during these uncertain times staying healthy outdoors.
Castine Kayak Opening We are open with safety procedures in place and new fun exciting and safe programs to provide opportunities for enjoying and exploring Maine's outdoors for Tours, Lessons, SUP Yoga, Kids Kayak Camps and Bike Rentals June 1, 2020. We will be in town at our shop for Curbside Pickup and are happy to provide items you may need for safe kayaking. Please call us at 207-866-3506 for pickups!