COVID-19 Info Center

Get the Jab! Protect Yourself. Protect the Island.

Here’s the latest information from the townships…

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has asked us to get the following information to
Beaver Island Residents:

All BI residents ages 16+ who have not yet been vaccinated should complete this online survey so the health department can use the information to plan for the next large vaccination clinic on Beaver Island. It is expected that the next community vaccination clinic will be held at the BI Community School in early April.

The Health Department has new and improved software for pre-registration that is more efficient and they are asking anyone who has not yet been vaccinated and is interested in receiving the vaccine to complete this survey:

After you register you will be contacted by the health department when appointments are available. State guidelines for vaccination eligibility groups has broadened. According the health department persons 16+ with medical conditions, disabilities are eligible for the vaccine starting March 22 and all Michiganders 16+ are eligible on April 5.

Island seniors who need assistance with filling out the survey, contact Lonnie Allen at 448-2124 or Lonnie Allen is the Council on Aging site Coordinator for Beaver Island.

For further updates on the vaccination schedule and protocol for Beaver Island, please monitor the BIRHC website, the BICS website and/or the Township Websites.

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

COVID 19 Remains a Serious Disease that can Lead to Other Health Problems

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.

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


If you are traveling across and prefer to set up an appointment ahead of the next island vaccination clinic, COA reports that these locations have vaccination services available (generally with appointments arranged in advance).  Please check the website links to see current age and other eligibility requirements.

Meijer Pharmacy
(231) 348 6100  or

RiteAid Pharmacy
231 547 4001 (CHX) or 231 536 0901 (EJ)

Walgreens Pharmacy
231 547 1356  or

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WVBI News Feed

Community Calendar for Friday, July 30th, 2021

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Friday, July 30th, 2021.  First some news…   New traffic stop policies being adopted by some local prosecutors are raising concern for a Michigan Police Association.  M-Live is reporting this morning that the policy of concern—adopted by the […]

Community Calendar for Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

From studios in the BIC Center on America’s Emerald Isle, this is the WVBI Community Calendar for Wednesday, July 28th, 2021.  First some news…   There was a bad accident yesterday afternoon on main street just outside the ferry dock gates.  There are no official reports yet, but witnesses said a forklift struck a pedestrian […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for July 27, 2021

  No new COVID-19 from the state yesterday.  Next reports come out on Friday.  Our latest info is on the WVBI COVID-19 info page. There’s info there, too, about how you can find a vaccine location and sign up for the Michigan vaccination lottery.  And its in today’s script online.   [ Get Vaccinated:,9753,7-406-98178_103214—,00.html […]

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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
    • In-store shopping; curb-side pick-up available
    • For curbside pickup, please order by email using the address below if possible; phone ordering is also available
    • Hours: Monday-Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-5; Sunday 11-1
    • 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:
    • NOTE: If you are:Currently supposed to be quarantining from a positive test, or are living with someone who is,
      • Awaiting test results,
      • Have been exposed to someone who is positive,
      • Not feeling well or have any symptoms.

      then please use our online or phone ordering which we continue to provide to everyone that wishes to use it.

  • 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:
  • Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli
  • Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
    • Dining Room OPEN
    • Curb-side Pick-up Available
    • Hours: 4-8 Monday-Thursday; 11:30-2 & 5-8 Friday-Saturday
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2278
    • Order online at:
    • Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
  • Beachcomber
  • Community Center
    • Opening times: 9-4 Monday-Friday; 12-9 (end of movie) Saturday
    • Concession Stand open
    • Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Phone: 231 448-2022
    • Website:
    • Order online for island gifts:
  • Whiskey Point Brewing Company
  • Powers Hardware (as of 5/3/2021)

  • 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
    • 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
    • Closed for the season (opening Jun24, 2021 through Labor Day)
    • Order coffee and other store items for shipment at:
  • Shipwreck Shirts
    • Closed for the season
    • Contact Lisa if you would like to shop
  • Beaver Island Gallery

  • Stoney Acre (hiring)

    • Closed for the season
  • Harbour Market (hiring)

    • Closed for the season
  • Daddy Franks (hiring)

    • Closed for the season

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