COVID-19 Community Guidelines

Image Showing list of Vinalhaven Covid-19 GuidelinesPlease Remember: WE ARE STILL IN A PANDEMIC. We must all do our part to put our safety, our family’s safety, and the safety of our community first. Do not take unnecessary risks, and be respectful of others by following actions that are legally required and those that are recommended. 
 
Thank you for doing your part by abiding by the following guidelines.
 
Safety Protocols
Stay home if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are in quarantine. 
 
Maintain physical distance by keeping at least 6 feet away from others unless you are living in the same household.
 
Do not gather in groups of more than the permitted number according to current guidelines.
 
Wear a face covering when in public, including places of business, downtown, on the ferry, etc.
 
Comply with CDC guidelines. Do not touch surfaces unnecessarily. Wash/sanitize hands often.
 
Comply with all guidelines for individual businesses.
 
Stay safe. Keep others safe. Be kind. 
 
 
Testing
At this time, ICMS is only able to provide testing for those that meet the CDC and lab guidelines. Under the Keep ME Healthy Plan, Maine is strongly urging visitors to “Know Before You Go” and to be tested and receive results in their home state before traveling to Maine, which will allow them to take appropriate action depending on the result. Websites like Get Tested COVID-19 show local testing options nationwide.
 
Maine Travel Requirements
Please visit the Keep Maine Healthy FAQs and Maine CDC Travel page for the most up-to-date COVID-19 travel requirements.
 
When in Quarantine...
Stay in your house or on your property during the length of your quarantine. Do not go out to shop, to hike public trails, to meet someone at the ferry, etc. Contact businesses on-island to arrange to have items delivered (groceries, medications, toiletries, etc.).
 
Monitor for symptoms. If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. Most people have a mild illness and are able to recover at home, but you should call your medical provider immediately and keep track of your symptoms, especially if you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19. Your medical provider will advise you on what to do next. 
 
If you experience emergency symptoms—trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face—call 911 and let dispatch know you may have COVID-19. Emergency personnel will assist you.
 
Contact local businesses to get supplies while in quarantine or if you need to stay isolated. Support the local economy! Shop on-island. Contact businesses directly to arrange for delivery of goods. The Town has a list of businesses offering essential servicesVinalhaven Chamber of Commerce and the Vinalhaven phone book both list business contacts.
 
For on-island goods, ICMS offers free delivery to anyone in need of supplies. Contact Vinalhaven Taxi (207) 720-0056 or the business you are shopping with to request delivery. 
 
For mainland deliveries, Bunkers (207) 863-4828 and Penobscot Island Air (PIA) (207) 596-7500 offer various pick up and delivery options. In addition, Phil Crossman and his brother Dick provide mainland deliveries to the island (207) 863-4917.