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WVBI COVID-19 Update for January 18, 2021

Plans for tomorrow’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic may be changing. The Health Department of Northwest Michigan issued a press release late Friday saying that their allocation of vaccines was changed by the state Health Department and that, quoting them here, “appointments may be adjusted to reflect this lower amount.” As of this morning, there was no […]

Health Center announces prodecures for COVID-19 shot clinic tomorrow

  It appears that allocation shortages notwithstanding, the COVID-19 clinic tomorrow here on the island is going to proceed as planned.  Some have received calls advising them to get their shots on the mainland, but when those calls are checked—they turn out to be mistakes.  The Health Department says if you registered for Beaver Island […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for January 18, 2021

President-elect Biden has picked Governor Whitmer to serve as a Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee.  The president-elect says the governor represents the very best of the Democratic party. She has risen in national prominence over the course of the COVID-19 crisis —speaking at the Democrat’s convention and giving the reply to President Trump’s 2020 […]

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Pause… Protect Yourself. Protect the Island.

Here’s the latest advice from the townships…

Beaver Island Public Statement regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Last Updated: November 22, 2020

Notice of Closure of BI Transfer Station

Until further notice the BI Transfer Station is closed, due to a positive COVID-19 employee exposure. The decision was made in compliance with the Townships’ COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan. The closure will allow all transfer station employees to self-quarantine and seek testing and will allow for a thorough cleaning. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

“Pause… Protect Yourself, Protect the Island”

Everyone, please do all you can to protect yourself and your Island community from the spread of Covid-19. If you are sick, have been around someone who has tested positive, or are awaiting Covid-19 test results yourself, do not travel to Beaver Island. If you are already on Beaver Island when these situations arise, take every precaution to quarantine yourself from others and contact health officials.

If you come into close contact with someone who tests positive, or you think you may have been exposed, you should quarantine for 5 days from potential exposure and then get tested. BIRHC has plenty of test kits and the results are typically returned within 2 days.

Link to Health Department of Northwest Michigan: This site has useful up to date information and resources. This site is updated daily.

These are still the best guidelines for limiting the spread of the virus:

• Limit your interaction with others as much as possible.

• Wear a Mask.

• Respect Social Distancing and Avoid Gatherings

• Wash your Hands.

• Monitor your Health. Pay attention for COVID-19 symptoms: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath


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What’s Open: When & How

Here is information on opening times for businesses and availability of curb-side pickup:

  • McDonough’s Market
    • Curb-side pick-up only
    • Please order by email using the address below if possible; phone ordering is also available
    • Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-4; Sunday 11-1
    • Thanksgiving Day Hours: 11-12
    • Special Shopping Hours for elderly and health compromised people: Tuesday and Friday 8 am to 9 am
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2733
    • Email Orders:
    • Website:
  • Island Energies
    • Store Open with Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Curb-side Pick-up Available
    • Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm Monday through Saturday; 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2007
    • Email Orders:
    • Can/Bottle Return Policy
      Effective 10/16/2020
      ▪ Returnables will be accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am until 11:00am only.
      ▪ Returnables will NOT be allowed inside the store, an area will be set up outdoors instead.
      ▪ Each Customer is limited to redeeming a maximum of $10.00 per day. *
      ▪ Glass bottles must be returned in the original packaging.
      ▪ Plastic bottles must be sorted by company (check the label on the product as this usually lists the vendor).
      ▪ Sparkling Ice plastic bottles must be kept separate from all other plastic.
      ▪ Aluminum cans do not need to be sorted by company at this time.
      ▪ No returnables shall be accepted in black bags.
      *Customers may purchase a can return bag for $1 to take home and fill (each bag must be filled with 240 cans exactly, no plastic or glass). Customers who bring back a properly filled can return bag may redeem one bag per day ($24). If the bag is improperly filled (filled with the wrong amount of cans or cans that do not have a Michigan 10 cent deposit) the customer will be required to remove the bag and refill it properly.
  • Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli
  • Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
  • Community Center
    • Opening times:  9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Saturday
    • Concession Stand open for to-go meals and snacks; curb-side pick-up available
    • Welcome Center and Hangout open to support technology access
    • Restrooms available
    • Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply; All activities cancelled
    • Phone: 231 448-2022
    • Website:
    • Order online for holiday shopping:
  • Whiskey Point Brewing Company
    • Open for take-away beer and wine only; Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Curb-side Pick-up Available
    • Hours: 4-5 pm Wednesday & Friday; 1-3 Saturday
    • Phone orders: 231 448-2112
    • Facebook:
  • Daddy Franks
    • Closed for the season
  • Powers Hardware
  • Food Pantry
    • Hours: Normal hours first Saturday of the month
    • Call Judi Meister for info or if you need assistance: 231 448-2963
  • Resale Shop
    • Store Open with Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Hours: Noon to 4pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
    • Call Donna at 448-2797 for more information
  • Eager Beaver
    • Laundry and Car Wash Open Regular Hours
    • No curbside service.  You do the washing yourself just like always. 🙂
  • Circle M
    • Closed for the season
  • Paradise Bay Coffee Shop
  • Shipwreck Shirts
    • Closed for the season
    • Contact Lisa if you would like to shop
  • Beaver Island Gallery

  • Stoney Acre
    • Closed
  • Harbour Market
    • Closed

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