COVID-19 Info Center

WVBI COVID-19 Update for May 25, 2020

No additional fallout so far from the weekend news of an active COVID-19 case on the island. Concern for a few about what was being done in response seems to have settled after it became clear that those responsible had a response plan and were implementing it. No change this morning in data reported by […]

AMVETs Conduct Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park

Beaver Island’s AMVETS post held a memorial ceremony this morning that was the same but different. Missing were a student led Pledge of Allegiance and singing God Bless America. COVID-19 restrictions or work obligations stopped that as the Post worked to keep the group involved in the ceremony to below 10 persons. Alvin LaFreniere stepped […]

Positive Test and Contact Tracing on Beaver Island

News that there is now one positive COVID-19 test for an islander has raised questions about contact tracing. Beaver Island EMS director Cody Randall, Beaver Island Rural Health Center director Tammy Radionoff and Health FNP Cecilia Peasley have discussed those steps with WVBI in prior editions of Beaver Island Perspectives. You can listen to those […]

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Protect Yourself. Protect the Island.

Here’s the latest advice from the townships…

We welcome our summer residents back to their homes as the state moves into the next phase of this crazy pandemic. We are asking those residents returning home to Beaver Island to use their very best common sense when reintegrating into the community – self-quarantine as much as possible, limit your interaction with others and make sure you are following the guidelines below. To protect our home caretakers, please make plans ahead of time to have work completed in your home before you arrive and make plans to have groceries and mail delivered if possible, for the first couple of weeks you are back. Folks who have been on the island during the stay-at-home order, which has been extended to May 28, 2020, please remain vigilant about safety measures and social distancing as your group of contacts increases, and your travel to and from the mainland increases. Just because the virus has not yet infected Beaver Island, does not mean it will not. We hope that all residents will take these precautions so that together we can help slow the spread of the virus and save lives and look forward to welcoming tourists to our shores when the time is right.

For the foreseeable future it is still extremely important for everyone to follow these guidelines:
• Wear a Mask in Public.
• Respect Social Distancing.
• Wash your Hands.
• Monitor your Health. Pay attention for COVID-19 symptoms: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath. If you are ill, do not go out of your home. Contact the Health Center at 448-2275 for further advice.  If you are in respiratory or other medical distress, call 911.

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Order Info for Curbside Pickup

Here is information for advance ordering for island businesses offering curb-side pickup:

  • McDonough’s Market
    • Curb-side Pick-up Only
    • Hours: 10-4 Monday thru Saturday and 11-1 Sunday
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2733
    • Email Orders:  mcdonoughsmarket@gmail.com
  • Island Energies
    • Curb-side Pick-up Only (pre-pay for gas)
    • Hours: 10-4 Monday thru Saturday
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2007
    • Email Orders: islandenergies@gmail.com
  • Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli
    • Take Out only
    • Hours: 10-4 Monday thru Saturday
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2736
  • Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
    • Take Out only
    • Hours: 4-7 Monday thru Saturday
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2278
  • Whiskey Point Brewing Company
    • Take Out only
    • Hours: 5-6 pm Tuesday, Friday, Saturday
    • Phone orders: 231 448-2112
  • Daddy Franks

  • Powers Hardware
    • Curb side service available – please call to order
    • Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10-3
    • Phone: 231 448-2572
  • Food Pantry
    • Hours: Normal hours first Saturday of the month
    • call Judi Meister fir info or if you need assistance: 231 448-2963

Contact information for other island resources is in this document from the Beaver Island COVID-19 Response Team: Essential Service Directory

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