• Visit Bar Harbor Safely

    Visit Bar Harbor Safely

    Summer travel is a little more complicated this year, to say the least! Thankfully, through our community’s amazing support and island-wide safety partnership with each town on Mount Desert Island, we have an extremely low level of virus transmission in Hancock County to date (0.3 percent). Thank you for doing your part to keep Bar Harbor a safe and joyful destination!

    As summer winds down and fall approaches, we continue to stay vigilant to maintain Maine’s low case numbers. Here are the safeguards that have been put in place as a part of Safe Bar Harbor and the community-wide approach to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

    • Providing roughly 1,200 free face masks daily in distribution boxes throughout the town of Bar Harbor. The masks are individually wrapped, while the boxes are sanitized regularly and equipped with hand sanitizer. 
    • Signage placed in potentially high-traffic areas to safely direct people 
    • Chamber web pages to help visitors plan a safe trip to Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island 
    • The regular testing of 2,000 community members (including employees of Jackson Laboratory, MDI Hospital and health centers) 
    • The Downeast COVID-19 Task Force testing program for 200 frontline workers  
    • Rigorous hygiene and sanitizing standards in accordance with CDC requirements across the local business community 
    For the full scope and more details of Safe Bar Harbor, visit Safe Bar Harbor or the FAQ page.