This is a snapshot of a health crisis event that changes daily and was compiled in early April.
Approximately 350 people are in residence currently with six to eight returning snowbirds arriving weekly.
*Non-residents and visitors are discouraged from coming to the Island but not prohibited. Newly arrived are requested to isolate in place for two weeks. “Social Distancing” is in effect through end of April. Many overnight accommodations have closed or remain closed.
*Community Center and Trueblood Performing Arts Center are closed.
*Library is closed with due dates extended until further notice.
*Police, fire and emergence medical services remain on duty.
*Post Office is open with normal hours and rural delivery.
*Town offices are available by appointment.
*Virtual schooling K -12 is in effect.
*Virtual church services are available.
*The Washington Island Ferry Line’s service is operating daily on a reduced schedule. It is not screening passengers.
*Grocery, heating fuel, gasoline and electric service continue to be available, along with TP, ice cream and beer.
*Three bars have limited takeout food service but the coffee shop is closed.
*The local Nicolet Bank has drive-up deposit or weekday banking by appointment.
*Town government, social and service associations meet, if needed, via teleconferencing.
*The Island’s medical clinic services are available by appointment with any serious issues referred to mainland hospitals.
*Washington Island Community Health Program coordinates individual volunteers and service organizations to deliver grocery and needed items to shut-in folks.
*Internet service is no better than it was before.
This is how things stood in early April 2020. Stay tuned for updates.
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