The Town of Bar Harbor issued a COVID-19 Update on their website, Friday, May 8th at 4 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 21st the Town of  Bar Harbor continued the closure of public access to the Municipal Building offices, Highway Garage, Wastewater Plant, Police Station, Fire Station, Harbormaster’s office, playgrounds and comfort stations until May 15, 2020, by extending the State of Emergency.

They also schedule the open town meeting for June 30, 2020 and scheduled the secret ballot town meeting for July 14, 2020.

You can read the May 8th COVID-19 update HERE

It's a good compilation of

  • COVID-19 Transmission Update
  • Public Safety and Municipal News
  • A update from MDI Hospital
  • A update from the Bar Harbor Hannaford
  • The latest from Acadia National Park
  • The latest from the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
  • School Information: Conners Emerson and MDI High School
  • Community Resources
  • Government News and Mandates

There's a good description about the differences between isolation and quarantining

All information was accurate as of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8th. Information is changing quickly because of the pandemic

MDI Hospital has now had 4 positive cases of COVID-19 and there have been 10 cases confirmed in Hancock County, with 1 death in Hancock County

Due to rapidly changing rules about face masks and social distancing combined with seeing new  faces in town, The Town of Bar Harbor encourages residents to take responsibility for  themselves by stepping away from those who may be too close or not abiding by the most  recent rules. Not all have seen the latest CDC updates.

The Governor’s order requires Maine people to wear cloth face coverings in public places where  physical distancing is difficult to maintain, as recommended by the US CDC. The order identifies  public settings as:

  •   Indoor spaces that are accessible to the public such as grocery stores, retail  stores, pharmacies and healthcare facilities
  • Outdoor spaces such as playgrounds, busy parking lots, and other areas such as  lines for take-out service where the public typically gathers in a smaller area
  • Public transportation such as a taxi, Uber, Lyft, ride-sharing or similar service
  • Ferry, bus, or train
  • Any semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area
  • Under the order, cloth face coverings are not required for children under age 2, a  child in a child care setting, or for anyone who has trouble breathing or related  medical conditions, or who is otherwise unable


To insure that the Bar Hannaford's supply goes as far as possible, the store has instituted a daily limit of 1 per customer for each of the following items (this is a reduction from 2 per customer as of April 6th). No more than 50 people are allowed inside the store at any one time, so please limit the number of  shoppers per household.

Effective thru 5/9 the Bar Harbor Hannaford store hours will be 7 am- 8pm. Beginning on May 10th the Bar Harbor Hannaford will be open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Curbside Pickup is now available for prescriptions, please call the pharmacy for details ​(207)  288-0421  Beginning May 10th,  Hannaford will begin to reopen the deli and seafood service cases.  They  ask customers to be patient as they pilot a system that supports social distancing

The Bar Harbor Hannaford has one way directional aisles in place to keep traffic flowing with minimal encounters of traffic coming the opposite way.This will make it a little easier to achieve 6’ social distancing. There are daily limits on the following items

  • Butter
  • Baby Wipes
  • Napkins
  • Paper Towels
  • Household Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dozen of Eggs
  • Vitamins
  • Cough and Cold Medicine
  • Disinfectant Spray and Wipes
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Face Masks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissue
  • Bags of Flour
  • Pain Reliever
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