As Washington Island begins to open, its town chairperson is thankful for the help organizations gave while it was virtually closed down. In a statement from the Town of Washington Board, it thanked the individuals that were a part of the various health care professional, business, volunteer, and grassroots support networks to help out in the community. Earlier this month, Town chairperson Richard Tobey highlighted the efforts of the Washington Island Community Health Program, its emergency responders, and its clinic as big reasons why they were able to get through the shutdown.
No cases of the coronavirus have been reported on Washington Island, but the town is still encouraging people to practice safe social distancing and personal hygiene measures as well as wearing face masks in public. The Washington Island Ferry has expanded its service in conjunction with the Safer at Home Order ending, adding two round-trips and a Friday night journey to and from Northport onto their schedule.