Resources and Information on Coronavirus (Covid19)
Do the right thing
Protect yourself, your family and your neighbors from the risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus. Avoid risky social situations, wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing and wear a face covering while out in public. Quarantine if you are required to. Doing these simple things protects everyone.
Situation on the Island
- 0 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
- Health Center open for acute or routine health issues. Call ahead: 734-2213
- Keep Islesboro Healthy! Join the Early Detection/Warning System! The IHC is offering a FREE, EASY, and GENTLE Covid-19 test. Questions? Please see this FAQ. You can click here to apply.
- Islesboro has a new Health Liaison Volunteer, Jane Wherren (email) who will advocate for organizations and business during Covid-19.
Reaching The Islesboro Public Safety Team 24x7
- EMERGENCY? DIAL 911
- For non-emergency issues, etc. you can call Waldo County Dispatch at 207-338-2040 and someone will get back to you.
- To report a Covid-19 compliance violation, go to: https://appengine.egov.com/apps/me/non-compliance
Tell us you are here!
As a courtesy, help us to have an accurate understanding of people living on island - really important for public safety responsiveness. The data collected is confidential to the Public Safety team. This online questionnaire asks for your name, address, number of people with you and how to contact you. If your information changes, then fill it in again and the system will discard your previous entry.
Questions? The best way to get in touch with the Crisis Team is via email
What's available on Islesboro this fall & winter
Shop local! Avoid going to the mainland.
Island Market and Durkee's Store are open for in-store shopping with restrictions. Order via www.islesborofood.com for curbside pickup.
The Islesboro Community Center will have a Waldo County Bounty table on Thursday for FREE fresh food. It is a give and take table from 10-2.
Second Baptist Church Food Pantry has canned goods, bread, and frozen meat available. Please call Pastor Trish Goodspeed at 734-2278 (parsonage), 207-542-4006 (cell) or by email. The hours are 4-6pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Charge accounts are available at both markets for perishable products (contact Pastor Trish for access).
On the Rock Café – order via www.islesborofood.com
Penobscot Island Air Delivery will provide deliveries from Hannaford (Rockland) and South End Grocery (Rockland) for $10 a box. For information on how to setup delivery please refer to this document.
Ferry & Quicksilver
The MSFS schedule. If buying tickets on the Islesboro side, you can call in (734-6935) with your ticket order and your tickets will be delivered to you in line. Please be in line at least 20 minutes before scheduled sailing time. Masks must be worn for walk-ons. Follow the instructions of the crew...
The Quicksilver Water Taxi operates morning commuter service to Lincolnville Monday thru Friday. Thursday evening there is an 8:15 pm from Islesboro and 8:30 pm from Lincolnville. Please RSVP. They are available for charter, call 207-557-0197 for availability and pricing, www.quicksilvermaine.com.
- Post Office 734-8884
- Penobscot Island Air 596-7500
- Vinal Energy (propane/oil) 342-4040
- M&M Service (oil) 734-6971
Resources for Assistance
- 211 Maine 211 Maine has launched an updated website to help with complex needs like shelter, substance use, mental health, or food access. 211 Maine can also be accesed by dialing 211 or by texting your zip code to 898-211.
- Islesboro Community Fund
- Islesboro-specific and online mental health resources
- Health & Human Services Disaster Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990, website, Facebook, or text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746
- Island Institute comprehensive list of relief activities
- Maine Housing Rental Relief Program - if you need assitance filling out these forms, please contact the Town Office.
- Online filing for unemployment claims
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency.
- Second Baptist Food Pantry 734-2278