House Island from the Ferry

Letter to MASKGI Members

MASKGI members,

As the world continues to navigate through COVID-19. There are still unanswered questions. As guides, our livelihoods depend on travel to the state of Maine.  There is no definitive answer on how long the closures and travel bans will continue. Speaking of closures the pool session this Sunday is CANCELLED and the pool is closed in general until further notice.

Like all risks that we encounter mitigation is our friend. Following the guidelines set by the CDC is imperative. Here is a link to the Maine Center for Disease Control website with latest updates and preventative measures. Please educate yourself and be proactive in your mitigation strategy. Remember cleanliness is our friend...both personal hygiene and cleanliness of equipment. Do you have a food safety system in place for managing meal preparation and service?

We also strongly recommend clear communication with clients through your social media pages and email newsletters. Having a clear deposit and cancellation policy in place in case this continues through the fall season will ensure your business continues to run smoothly and your clients are satisfied.

This is new ground. We’ve had to navigate through many a foggy sea but navigation through a global pandemic has a large learning curve.

We encourage you to reach out to other guides. As a group we need to support each other through this unknown and difficult time.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at MASKGI if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Rose Weggler
Nancy Zane
Joe Guglielmetti
Craig Shipp

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