• Local information regarding COVID-19

    What's open, closed, and changed in the Bethel area

    UPDATED January 15, 2021

  • General Updates

    As of November 16, 2020, visitors from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont may travel to Maine freely. Visitors from all other states/locations must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before departing for Maine, or quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.  

    Face coverings/masks are required statewide in all public settings. Read more here.

    Between November 20 and January 3, all entertainment venues and restaurants with seated food/drink service must close by 9pm. (No changes to food/drink takeout service.) Read more here.

    Read the FAQ for Visitors and Lodging Owners here.

    With the frequency of change, it's always best to contact any business directly to make sure it's open.

    Updates from the Office of Governor Janet Mills

    The Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced PCR testing and low-cost Rapid Result testing is now available at the Portland Jetport. Appointments are required and may be scheduled online at CovidTestForME.com. Other test locations in Maine may be found online at Keep Maine Healthy

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  •  Bethel area news regarding COVID-19 response

  • Alerts from Healthcare Facilities

    Where to get a COVID test in Maine

    • Bethel's Walgreens offers tests for people experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Tests offered at these sites are antigen tests, which are most accurate within the first 7 days of symptom onset. Tests are free of charge and results are generally available in as little as one hour.
    Rumford Hospital and Bridgton Hospital (Central Maine Healthcare family of health care facilities)
    Stephens Memorial Hospital
    Bethel Family Dentistry Open. Call 207-824-3378 for appointments or in case of emergency.
    Bethel Family Health Center - Open as usual. Call ahead if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 to determine best steps.
    Brookview Residential (assisted living facility) - No visitors other than staff or emergency care. 
    Mountain View EyeCare - Open for routine and urgent eye care, subject to extra precautions. Details here.
    Tri-County Mental Health  - All appointments will now be over phone or video call service. Group services cancelled. Details here.
  • Restaurants & Groceries

    • Barking Dawg Spirits & Market - Open 7 days a week:  Monday-Thursday 7:30am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 7:30am-9pm, and Sunday 7:30am-6pm. Take out, curbside, online ordering and delivery available.
    • Bethel Shop N' Save (aka Foodliner or IGA) - Open 8am-8pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday 8am-6pm.
      • Limit your party to one person per family if possible
      • Aisles are one-way
      • No reusable bags allowed
    • Bethel Beverage -  Open Sunday-Thursday 10am-6pm, and Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm.
    • Bethel House of Pizza - Take-out only. Open at 11am Tuesday-Saturday, and Sunday at 12noon.
    • The Bethel Inn Resort/Millbrook Tavern - Open Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday: Happy Hour 3pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-8pm. Friday & Saturday: Lunch 11:30am-4pm, Happy Hour 3pm-5pm, Dinner 5pm-9pm.
    • Bethel Sugar Shack - Open Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30am-8:00 pm.
    • Breau's Too - Open Monday-Friday 5am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am-8pm. Takeout available. 
    • Brian's - Closed until further notice.
    • Butcher Burger - Open for inside, outside, and takeout dining. Sun-Thurs 11:30-8, Fri-Sat 11:30-9.
    • Cho Sun Sushi Bar & Grill - Open for takeout Wednesdays-Sundays, 5-9 pm.
    • Crossroads Diner & Frank's NY Pizza - Serving limited menu (including pizza) for pickup on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 4-8pm. Details here.
    • Crosstone Restaurant at the Mollyockett Motel  - Open for breakfast and dinner 7 days a week, and lunch also on Friday-Sunday. Details here. 
    • DiCocoa's - Open 7am-4pm for pickup 6 days a week. Closed Tuesdays. Pre-ordered baked goods available. Order here.
    • Dunkin' - Open 5am-6pm for drive-through and takeout service only.
    • Good Food Store & Catering Co.
      • ‚ÄčHours 9am-8pm daily (9-9:30 am reserved for customers 60 or over or anyone with a medical condition)
      • Limit 5 customers at any one time
      • Call 824-3754 for curbside pickup
    • Kowloon Village Chinese Restaurant Open for takeout only 11:30am-9pm 6 days a week. Closed on Tuesdays. 
      Le Mu Eats Open 12pm-8pm Thursday - Sunday (Subject to change). Click for menu & contactless ordering/payment site
    • The Local Hub - Open Thursday-Saturday, 7am-8pm, Sunday 7am-3pm (serving brunch). Details
    • Mallard Mart - Markets and prepared food/takeout service are open; dining areas closed.
    • Modern Barn - Open for indoor dining and curbside pickup 4pm-9pm Wednesday-Thursday,  3pm-9pm, Friday-Sunday. Updates here.
    • River Haus & Well Open 3pm-9pm Monday-Friday, 12pm-9pm Saturday & Sunday. Outside deck dining and takeout. Updates here.
    • River Lanes - Thursday: 3pm-9pm, Friday-Sunday 11am-9pm. Open for inside dining. Updates here.
    • Rooster's Roadhouse - Closed for the winter season.
    • Savage Bros. Country Store Open 7am-5pm Sunday-Tuesday, and 7am-7pm Wednesday-Saturday. Curbside pickup available 12pm-4pm daily. Details here.
    • Smokin' Good BBQ - Open Friday-Sunday, 11:30 am - 7:30 pm.
    • Steam Mill Brewing - Open Thursday-Friday 2pm-8pm, Saturday 12pm-8pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm. Details here.
    • Stony Brook Variety Store Open 6am-8pm daily.  Indoor dining available. Please call ahead for takeout. Details here.
    • Suds Pub at The Sudbury Inn Open 4-9pm Thursday-Monday with limited takeout menu. Call the main inn number at 207-824-2174. Updates here
    • Sunday River Brewing Co. Closed until further notice. 
  • Attractions/Activities

    OPEN

     

  • Lodging & Camping

    Lodging and camping are currently open to residents of Maine, NH, VT, CT, NY, and NJ without quarantine or testing requirements. Visitors from all other states must have a COVID test showing negative results from within 72 hours before arriving in Maine, or quarantine for the length of their stay or up to 14 days.  See FAQ.
    The Bethel Inn Resort - Open
    Bethel Village Motel - Open
    Carter's XC Ski Center Lodging - Open
    Grand Victorian Inn - Closed
    Grafton Notch Campground - Open 
    Grand Summit Hotel - Planning to Open November 1.
    Holidae House - Open
    Inn at the Rostay - Open
    Jordan Hotel (at Sunday River) - Open. 
    Lone Mountain Riverfront Campground - Open
    Maine Ski Lodging - Open
    Mollyockett Motel - Open
    Mountain Village Lodge - Open
    Perennial Inn - Accepting reservations for summer and fall
    River View Resort - Open. Pool is closed to guests and members (memberships will be extended accordingly). Details here.
    Stony Brook Recreation & Campground - Open. Common facilities such as playground, recreation hall, pavilions and pool are closed until June 30. Bathroom facilities are open with extra cleaning procedures in place.
    Sudbury Inn - Open
    West Bethel Motel - Open
  • Shopping

    • Brooks Bros. Open Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm, Saturday 8am-12pm. Curbside pickup available.
    • Bethel Citizen Closed for walk-in service and photocopies. Subscriptions and advertising available by calling or emailing.
    • Carter's XC Ski Center - Call for appointment, phone orders available, and curbside pickup
    • District Exchange - Open Thursdays 1pm-4pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm. 
    • Harvest Gold Gallery (Lovell) - Open everyday 10am-4pm. 
    • Jar Cannabis Co Open everyday 10am-8pm. Call ahead for curbside pickup.
    • Maine Mineral & Gem Museum Store Open 10am-5pm Monday, Wednesday-Saturday, and Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed Tuesdays. Limited capacity at this time.
    • The Philbrook Place Open Friday-Monday, 9-5.
      • Shops include Elements Art Gallery, Bethel Toys and Trendz, The Barn Collection, Community Sports, Little Bits Consignment, and Revival Boutique.
    • Pine Tree Glass Art - Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-6pm.
    • Pooh Corner Farm - Closed through January 19th while on their annual break. After that, open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm. 
    • Ruthie's Boutique - Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm.
    • Sport Thoma - Open Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 7am-6pm, Sunday 7am-5pm
    • Stanley's Furniture
    • True North Adventureware Open; phone orders available. 
    • Western Maine Supply - Warehouse open; hardware store limited to 7 customers at a time.
  • Banks

    • Northeast Bank - Drive-through and ATM service only
    • Norway Savings Bank - Lobby closed as of November 18. Drive-through open. Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm, Friday 8:30am-5:00 pm Saturday 8:30 am-12:00pm. ATM available 24 hours a day.
    • Franklin Savings Bank - Drive through and ATM service only
    • Oxford Federal Credit Union - Drive-through and ATM service only
  • Services

    Bennett's Automotive - Open; please call ahead and allow only one person in the lobby at a time.
    Crockett & Wright law office - please call; staff working but asking public not to enter the office.
    Maine Energy Systems statement regarding wood pellet delivery procedures
    Sarah R. Lane Custom Art (tattooing, microblading, henna) - Open by appointment. Details here.
    Skin Cayer & Nails
    Top Notch Tree Service -  Open. Call for estimates. 
    Varney Agency insurance - No walk-in service. Calls welcome.
    W.J Wheeler Insurance - Bethel and South Paris offices closed to general public; please call for assistance. 
  • Schools/Education

    MSAD 44 Schools - Reopening Plan for Telstar Regional Middle/High School, Crescent Park School, and Woodstock Elementary
    Gould Academy - Reopening Plan
    The Eddy School - Updates here.
    UMaine 4-H Camp at Bryant Pond Closed for the summer. 
  • Events, Meetings, and Community Organizations

    Bethel Alliance Church Open for Sunday worship services, which are also broadcast live on YouTube. Link
    Bethel Library Open usual hours. Limited to 3 people inside at a time.
    Bethel Rotary Club meeting via Zoom each Tuesday morning.
    Catholic Churches (Our Lady of the Snows in Bethel and St. Athanasius/St. John in Rumford): Offering drive-in services at St John's Cemetery. Details on the Parish of the Holy Savior website. Closed for baptisms, weddings, and funerals may continue with only immediate family present. 
    Museums of the Bethel Historical Society is suspending in-person research appointments until further notice
    West Parish Congregational Church cancelled all worship services in the sanctuary and gatherings of groups. For ministerial concerns contact Rev. Dr. Tim LeConey at 824-2688 or tleconey68@gmail.com
     
  • Government

    Post Offices are open regular hours.
    • Town Office open to two people at a time. Enter on side of building closest to Northeast Bank and please wear a mask.
    • Transfer station open usual hours (Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 9am-4pm), but the free table is closed and minimal assistance from staff.
    • Waste Water Treatment Plant and Department of Public Works offices are closed to the public.
    Newry Town Office - closed to the public. Please call 207-824-3123 for assistance.
    Greenwood Town Office - closed to the public. Please call 207-875-2773 for assistance.

    What businesses can do and how the chamber can help

    Due to so much public uncertainty in response to COVID-19, it would be smart to communicate with your customers every step of the way. Update your website with your response to this - whether you're closing, or staying open with extra precautions, or adjusting your business plans (i.e. offering delivery). Make sure your social media reflects this, and don't be afraid to change your mind as more information becomes available from state- and federal-level sources.
     
    if you are making changes, please let us know if you plan to:
    • Change your hours;
    • Cancel/postpone your event; or
    • Announce any other changes.
    We can amplify those messages so it's best to be proactive. The chamber answers many phone calls and messages from locals and visitors alike, so if you have information to share, please:
  • Resources for individuals/families, including access to food, as well as resources for businesses, such as emergency loans, unemployment access, and links to the CDC, IRS, etc.