Maine’s Summer Season Starts This Weekend
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This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, the start of the summer season for tourism in Vacationland.
Maine has dropped the mask mandates, physical distancing requirements and limits on gathering sizes.
Yes, there will still be some places and spaces that masks will be requested or required, but this is a giant leap back to normal.
Maine has a high percentage of residents vaccinated and is now starting to offer the shots to school kids before the academic year ends.
All this means events cans start to happen like concerts, festivals, and weddings.
Business can get back to full capacity to welcome the summer season.
Last summer in Maine, things were much different. There was no vaccine. We had the mask mandates, physicals distancing, and travel restrictions.
What complicated the travel mandates was the required negative COVID tests that were hard, if not impossible, to get, or the two-week quarantine, which was a big hurdle.
This statistic was released a few weeks ago: The summer season for 2020 was down 50% last year for Maine.
I would expect this summer in Maine to be cranking. People are ready to go, and many have many vacation dollars unspent from last year.
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