COVID-19 Info Center

Henry Ford Health study: hydroxychloroquine cuts death rate significantly in certain sick patients

The debate over the efficacy of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 got more input yesterday as Henry Ford Health system published a new study. According to it, early treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in certain sick patients hospitalized with COVID-19 – and without heart-related side-effects. The study looked at […]

WVBI COVID-19 Update for July 2, 2020

Governor Whitmer has once again shut down indoor bar service for downstate Michigan. Her new order doesn’t change the current rules for up north. The order allows service to continue outdoors and at bars inside where 70 per cent or less of the gross receipts are from alcohol sales. The Governor says the change is […]

Governor Releases Back to School Plan

Governor Whitmer unveiled a return to school guide for the fall in a news conference yesterday. The 60 plus page plan requires preparation and planning for three possible modes of operation: remote learning if the school is in a phase 3 zone of the Michigan Safe Start Plan, an in person plan with strict protocols […]

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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On June 1, 2020 Governor Whitmer rescinded the stay at home order which opens up travel opportunities for residents in Michigan as short-term rentals are now available.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 9 am to 6 pm Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm
    • 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
  • Island Energies
    • Store Open with Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Curb-side Pick-up Available
    • Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Saturday and 10:00am-2:00pm on Sunday
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2007
    • Email Orders: islandenergies@gmail.com
  • Dalwhinnie Bakery & Deli
    • Dining Room Open with Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Curb-side Pick-up Available
    • Hours: 10-2 Monday-Sunday
    • Phone Orders:  231 448-2736
  • Shamrock Bar & Restaurant
  • Whiskey Point Brewing Company
    • Tap Room Open with Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply
    • Curb-side Pick-up Available
    • Hours: 4-7 pm Thursday-Saturday
    • Phone orders: 231 448-2112
  • 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
    • 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 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
    • Take-away only for now
    • Online ordering coming
    • Hours: 5pm to 8:30 Monday – Sunday
    • Phone orders: 231-448-2513
  • Stoney Acre
    • Pub open at 1p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    • Social Distancing & Masks Required; Occupancy Limits Apply

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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