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WVBI COVID-19 Update for Septemeber 22, 2020

State health officials reported 1,536 new cases yesterday, which represents two days of results.  There were 12 new deaths. That brings the total of confirmed cases to 117,406.  Of those 21,382 are active.  Death toll stands at 6,665. The seven-day running average for new cases is up to 685.  Average for deaths is stable at […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for September 21, 2020

Press on the mainland are reporting a “frenzy” in the real estate market that they attribute to COVID-19, which has both driven an interest in getting gout of urban areas and—with remote work the norm—created the opportunity.  Here on the island realtor Ed Wojan just listed a property with an asking price of $3 million.  […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for September 18, 2020

Michigan Health officials are reporting the death of a 2-month old baby from COVID-10.  That’s the youngest person in the state known to have died from the virus that has plagued us since March.    Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said the death shows that even though children are less likely to get severely […]

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Protect Yourself. Protect the Island.

Here’s the latest advice from the townships…

Céad Míle Fáilte (100,000 Welcomes) to our Summer Visitors

On June 1, 2020 Governor Whitmer rescinded the stay at home order which opens up travel opportunities for residents in Michigan as short-term rentals are now available. Transportation providers, local motels, summer rental homes and businesses are ready and waiting for you. Rental hosts have been making plans to reopen and are encouraged to follow strict cleaning regimen and turnaround time for guests.

We strive to be good hosts and hope that you will strive to be good guests. If you are traveling to the Island make sure you understand what is expected by your transportation providers, your lodging hosts, businesses, restaurants and bars: check websites ahead of time and follow their procedures. Thank you in advance for following these guidelines and making it easier on everyone to protect the Island:

  • Wear a Mask.
  • Respect Social Distancing.
  • Wash your Hands.
  • Monitor your Health. Pay attention for COVID-19 symptoms: Fever, Cough, shortness of Breath.

If you are concerned about your health, contact the BI Rural Health Center. If you are ill, do not travel to the island. If you become ill while on the island, do not go out of your home.

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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
    • Store Open with Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Curb-side Pick-up Available
    • Hours: Monday through Saturday 8 am to 7 pm Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm
    • Hours are changing:
      Monday, August 31-Saturday, Sept. 5: 8-6
      Sunday, Sept. 6: 10-2
      Monday, Sept. 7: 10-2
      Fall Hours begin September 8: Monday-Saturday 8-6; Sunday’s 10:30-1
    • Special Shopping Hours for elderly and health compromised people: Tuesday and Friday 8 am to 9 am
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2733
    • Email Orders:  mcdonoughsmarket@gmail.com
    • Website: https://www.mcdonoughsmarket.com/
  • Island Energies
    • Store Open with Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Curb-side Pick-up Available
    • Hours: 8:00am-6:00pm Monday through Sunday
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2007
    • Email Orders: islandenergies@gmail.com
  • Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli
  • Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
  • Community Center
    • Concession Stand open for meals and snacks
    • Welcome Center and Hangout open
    • Restrooms available
    • Theater open for movies on Saturdays
    • Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Phone: 231 448-2022
    • Website: https://biccenter.org
  • Whiskey Point Brewing Company
  • Daddy Franks
    • Dining Room Open with Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Curb-side Pick-up Available
    • Hours: 7:30 am-8pm Monday-Sunday
      Order online: https://www.toasttab.com/daddy-franks
    • Phone: 231 448-2570
  • 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
    • Dining Room and Bar Open with Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Hours: 5:30pm to 8:30 Monday – Sunday except closed Wednesdays
    • Closing for the season on September 27
    • Phone orders: 231-448-2513
  • Paradise Bay Coffee Shop
  • Shipwreck Shirts
      • Open Friday and Saturday 11:00 – 3:00.
      • All 2020 clothing is now 40% off the original price.
      • Contact Lisa if you would like to shop on days they are closed
  • Beaver Island Gallery

    • Open 11 to 4 Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday
    • Online at: beaverislandstudio.com
    • Masks and social distancing required while inside
  • Stoney Acre
    • Closed
  • Harbour Market
    • Closed

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