PUBLISHED Public Health and Safety on Monhegan Guidelines
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as of 5/25/21 issued by Monhegan Plantation’s COVID-19 Task Force

Please always keep a face covering handy to use whenever you are on the island.

Masks are required for all on the Monhegan wharf per US CDC order for public transportation & hubs.

You may also be required or asked to wear a mask in some other island settings, including at Monhegan businesses & workplaces, according to policy established by each individual business & workplace and in-line with federal or state guidance and requirements.

To minimize risk for Plantation staff & emergency responders, masks are required in the Town Office, South & North Fire Barns, School, Freight Shed and the new First Aid Station (opening in early summer). In an island emergency, you may be asked to wear a mask.

 Access to Groceries & Basic Amenities on Monhegan

You can open an account in advance or as needed at Monhegan Store (phone: 207-594-2222) when circumstances, such as a need to self-quarantine or other heightened health risk, necessitate ordering remotely. This can also help reduce summer congestion at the store. You can place grocery orders by phone/text-message and schedule delivery or pick-up times. There is in-store shopping currently. Customers are required to wear masks per store policy.

Self-Quarantine while on Monhegan

As of May 1, 2021, travelers coming to or returning to Maine are not required to quarantine or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test unless coming from a non-exempt state. Testing is Current information on the exemption status of states is posted at the Maine CDC website. For more details, visit

International travelers: those arriving in Maine within 7 days of entering the US must quarantine for 7 days regardless of test result AND get a COVID-19 molecular or antigen test 3-5 days after travel. Details at

Self-Quarantine means that you need to separate yourself from others because you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus but are not currently symptomatic. This is a vital step to prevent community transmission of COVID-19 on Monhegan.

Self-Monitoring for COVID-19 For Residents and Travellers to Monhegan:

What to do if you are experiencing SEVERE symptoms of COVID-19

What to do if you are experiencing MILD to MODERATE  symptoms of COVID-19

Contacts for Questions & Concerns

Monhegan EMA Director:  Jes Stevens, (207) 691-7390,

 Local Health Officer: Jim Buccheri, (207) 350-7512,