This, for now, is the new normal. While things are starting to ease up, it's important to remember NOT to let your guard down. Please adhere to the safety measures that Nantucket has put in place. We have worked hard to flatten the curve so we could welcome back Nantucket’s loyal visitors and enjoy some sort of normalcy this summer.
Here is what you need to know...
Masks are REQUIRED EVERYWHERE!
There is NO exception to this. So bring one with you. Bring a few!! You will not be allowed inside any building without a mask. Masks are also required anywhere in the downtown area and in 'Sconset and this is being enforced by the Nantucket Police Department. It's for your own safety and the safety of others.
Make A Reservation!
Nantucket Restaurants have been very inventive in creating a lot of outdoor seating but reservations are required most places, and book quickly. Make sure you cancel your reservation if you cannot make it as restaurants are short on staff and struggling to stay afloat during the Pandemic. There is no bar seating anywhere.
THE CHICKEN BOX IS OPEN
It looks a little different, and unfortunately, it doesn't look like there will be any bands at the Chicken Box this summer, but they too have been very creative with seating, and are serving cocktails.
The Dreamland has opened. There are limited tickets available and you must purchase them online. The Dreamland has also ramped up its creativity and opened a Drive-through at the Nobadeer Fields. They went with the obvious choice for an opening day flick with Jaws, but keep an eye out for more classics such as One Crazy Summer, Back to the Future and Caddyshack.
Gyms and museums have opened. Fishing tournaments are back on the books, shops have welcomed patrons back inside. This summer we will miss all the festivals, weddings, triatholons, and live music performances but Nantucket is back in business and we welcome you back (from a safe 6 foot distance, and with a MASK).