Resources and Information on Coronavirus (Covid19)


Recent Town Communications and Updates


Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions like:

  1. Why should I wear a mask and where can I get one?
  2. I’m not there, but how can we help?
  3. What is Self-quarantine?
  4. Can workers come to my house?

The latest FAQ information can all be found in the Islesboro Crisis Committee Status Report!

Things You Can Do

  1. Take the Survey!

    An accurate understanding of people living on island is really important. The Crisis Team has put togehter a short, optional, online survey asking for your address, names of people with you and how to contact you. They also ask, if you know of a neighbor or friend who can't fill it, please help by doing it for them. 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

  2. Keep Your Hands Clean

    Wash your hands frequently. Surprisingly, there are two methods, the WHO's Method and the CDC's Method. While a little slower, a study found the WHO's method to be more effective, but harder to do properly. Want to see a fun video of each? Check out this NY Times article.

    Two fun facts to consider while washing your hands:
    (1) Turn off the water after you soap up - psychologically people hurry up when soaping their hands because we’ve all been taught not to waste water.
    (2) When washing with soap, hot vs cold water doesn’t matter, and frequently washing with hot water may cause skin irritation. (More here and here.)

  3. Maintain Social Distance

    When outside your home practice social distancing, maintaining a distance of 6 feet from any other individual near you. The Health Center also is encouraging people go outside by themselves for fresh air and exercise.

  4. Shelter-in-Place

    Stay at home as much as you can to avoid contact with other members of the community. For anyone returning to Islesboro after travel and/or after proximity to large groups, please shelter-in-place for 14 days.

  5. Travel to and from the mainland only for essential reasons
    • If you must travel, daily commuters must follow the guidelines of the Maine State Ferry Service (MSFS) to prevent the spread of the coronavirus while traveling to and from the island. Once on island commuters must follow the CDC's coronavirus guidelines, especially social distancing at all times.
    • Any individual from the mainland who suspects that he/she may have come in contact with someone with the coronavirus or is not feeling well should immediately shelter in place and do not travel to Islesboro.
    • Any individual on Islesboro who suspects that he/she may have come in contact with someone with the coronavirus or is not feeling well should immediately shelter in place and contact the Islesboro Health Center for further instructions.
  6. Volunteer

    Please email, with any questions or the following information to sign up:

    1. First & Last Name
    2. Age
    3. Applicable categories you're available to volunteer for: Transportation, Medical, Computer or Clerical, Communication, Cleaning, Other
    4. Relevant skill details
    5. Health issues
    6. Preferred contact information


Town & Local Organization Information

Health Center

If you think you may be sick, please call the Health Center and refer to the CDC's guidelines on how to prevent COVID-19 spread.

While routine visits and physical exams are postponed, the Health Center will continue to provide urgent care, prescription refills and Tuesday morning blood
draws. Saturday Walk-In office hours are suspended, but you can call Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm to speak with a provider.

The CDC and Apple have released a Covid-19 Screening Tool which can help give you an understanding of symptoms, but should not be used in place of consulting a medical professional.

Islesboro Crisis Team

The Islesboro Crisis Team is helping gather data, inform, and coordinate our response to COVID-19 across the many public and private groups on Islesboro. The latest Crisis Committee Report is available here. You can contact the crisis team by email.

Town Offices

The Town Office building is closed to the public. Please call with questions and someone will get back to you. A brief reminder of online services available: Vehicle & Trailer Registration, Boat Registration, Hunting & Fishing Licenses, Dog Licenses, and Land Use & Development Review Permit Application.


Island Market, Durkee's Market
The Durkee's and the Island Market are closed to the public and taking orders by phone or (preferred).

Food Panty
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).

Penobscot Island Air Delivery
Penobscot Island Air 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.

Boardman Cottage

The Beacon Board has posted a letter outlining what is happening at Boardman Cottage and what is happening to keep it strong.

Islesboro Community Center (ICC)

The ICC is closed (including Fitness Center) and programs have been postponed and on 6/6 released a a letter with thoughts on opening. The lobby, downstairs bathrooms, and ATM will remain open, please use at your own discretion. Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby, please use if you do come in.

The ICC's community care meals are now available through the Second Baptist Food Pantry. Please contact Pastor Goodspeed (email, 2278) to reserve a frozen meal.


Beginning June 1st, the ALP Library will provide "curb-side" service Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm to all library card holders. The library collections catalog is available through Card holders can request materials by phone (734-2218, messages will be checked daily) or email.

Materials will be placed in a labeled bag on the book return box for pickup. Returned materials may be placed in the drop box (puzzles may be placed on top of the drop box). Materials will be "quarantined" for 7 days in the library before being available for the next loan.

The Alice L. Pendleton Library is following safety guidelines from the Maine State Library, Maine Governor Janet Mills and the Islesboro Health Center. Should public safety become at risk again, curb-side service will be postponed until further notice.

Ferry & Quicksilver

The MSFS has announced a reduced 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.

The Quicksilver has suspended it's commuter service. They ask that charter runs are limited to essentials only. See the complete announcement.

Transfer Station

The Transfer Station bins are open, the buildings are closed to the public, and the Swap Shop is closed. Sale of trash bags is now through local stores only.

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