Islesboro and Coronavirus (Covid19)

For recent island Covid info, Call 207-558-3030.

 

To Every Islander,

Thank you for doing all that’s been needed to weather this Covid storm.

This week Governor Mills repealed all state mask wearing mandates as of May 24th except for schools and childcare settings. Further she has lifted travel restrictions and gathering limits. These repeals leave it up to individual businesses and organizations to determine how best to “open up” while protecting their staff and customers. Keep a mask in your car or pocket and respect the wishes of our neighbors as you patronize their establishments.

Please be aware that Boardman Cottage operates under rules set by their licensing agencies so contact them directly for specific guidance.

Maine’s Covid case load and related hospitalizations remain part of everyday life. If you are not vaccinated, you are urged to remain cautious in all social situations, wear a mask, and continue social distancing. Instead of remaining cautious, consider joining the more than 400 island neighbors who are fully vaccinated. Vaccinations are widely available on the mainland. Links to finding your free shot are at https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/vaccination-sites.

If you are sick or have health-related questions, contact your health-care provider. The Islesboro Health Center can be reached at 734-2213.

The crisis team will maintain this web page and the recorded update at 207-558-3030. Please email comments and suggestions to: crisisteam@remove-this.townofislesboro.com

Here are links to information used in preparing this update.

www.maine.gov/governor/mills/official_documents
www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc

Mainland Vaccination Sites

If the on-island clinics don’t meet your needs, seek a vaccination wherever and whenever it is available. For all current Maine vaccination sites Click Here

Travel, Businesses, Organizations & Sporting Events

As of May 24th, Maine imposes no travel restrictions or capacity limits.

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.

 

Island Volunteer Help is Available

 

Help for Island Business & Organizations

 

On-Island Food

Shop local! Avoid going to the mainland.

Island Market and Durkee's Store

Open for in-store shopping with restrictions. Order via www.islesborofood.com for curbside pickup.

The Islesboro Community Center

The Youth area has a basket of snacks available for free right outside the door. This food is available 7 days a week from 6 am. until 5pm. Donations: Monetary donations are accepted: Please send a check to the ICC P.O. box 265, Islesboro, ME. 04848. We also have a donation button on our website.

Food Pantry and other services coordinated by the Second Baptist Church

Second Baptist Church is re-opening the Sanctuary only for In-Person Worship services on Sunday, May 16. Worship begins at 10:30. Must wear a mask and Social Distance to attend. Call Pastor Trish Goodspeed for more information: 207-734-2278 or 207-542-400

  • Food Pantry at the church: hours are 4-6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Donations: Monetary donations are accepted: the church cannot accept food from private individuals. Please send a check to: Second Baptist Church, P.O. Box 17, Islesboro, Maine 04848. Designate the Food Pantry on the memo line of the check.
  • Mission Meals Luncheon on Thursdays: A frozen meal prepared and delivered by volunteers.
  • Emergency Food Supply stored at the Church at the request of Public Safety, Health Center and Town.

 

On the Rock Café

Order via www.islesborofood.com

Other Island Services

 

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. 207-596-7500

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.

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
Vinal Energy (propane/oil) 613-7460
M&M Service (oil) 734-6971

A Music Video Tribute to the People of Islesboro

A musical tribute (YouTube) to our island’s essential workers and the volunteers who helped take us safely through 2020. It is also a thank you to everyone who "did the right thing". So this tribute is for YOU! Thank you!!

More Covid19 Information and Contact Information

 

  • Health Center: 734-2213
  • Phone: Covid Weekly Information - Call (207) 558-3030