Islesboro and Coronavirus (Covid19)
Protect yourself, your family and your neighbors from Covid-19. Avoid risky social situations, wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing and wear a face covering while out in public. Your safe "bubble" is your immediate household not your extended family or friends. If you feel sick, stay home. Quarantine if you are required to following out of state travel.
For recent island Covid info, Call 207-558-3030
Governor Mills has ordered:
- Wear a mask in all public places where you may encounter other people.
- If you’re coming into Maine and you’ve travelled anywhere other than Mass, VT or NH, you must quarantine for 14 days or get a test to show you no longer need to quarantine. Free tests are available on island. Quarantine means staying at home, away from others and not going into public places, stores and so forth. See links below for more info as these rules are fluid, have many exceptions and can be complicated.
FREE On-island Covid Tests
Call 207 200 4116 or email: ihccovidtest@ gmail.com
Islesboro Health Center
Open for acute or routine health issues. All visits are by appointment only. 734-2213
Help for Island Business & Organizations
Contact Islesboro's Health Liaison Volunteer, Jane Wherren islesborohealth@ gmail.com
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.
Email us at: crisisteam@ townofislesboro.com
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
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