Keeping the Washington Island supplied

Even with a ferry ride between them and the mainland, Mann’s Store on Washington Island has not been immune to the impact of the coronavirus. Almost like a busy summer weekend, staff members at the family-owned grocery store have been working hard to keep the shelves full for their customers. Owner Jerry Mann says like other grocery stores on the mainland, they are running low on some of the same items as the supply chain catches up with the demand. Mann believes with the help of the community that they will get through it.

Mann says it has not been forced to go the way of some grocery stores that have instituted online shopping or special hours for the island’s senior residents. Since Governor Tony Evers’ issued his Safer at Home order last week, the Washington Island Ferry has dropped the number of daily roundtrips it offers down to four.


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