The Beaver Island Rural Health Center has updated the data on their site this afternoon to report seven additional positive COVID-19 tests. That brings to nine the number of positive tests in the last week and presumably represents none active cases on the island. The updated report also shows 14 more negative test results and two additional tests run since the last reporting change on Friday. There are six tests outstanding. The Health Center has run a total of 256 COVID-19 tests with 235 back as negative and 15 positive. Six of those cases are from earlier in the year and do not represent current active cases on the island.
The current Health Center report (updated from time to time) is at https://www.biruralhealth.org/announcements/. More information on COVID-19 is available on the WVBI COVID-19 Info page at https://wvbi.biccenter.org/covid-19.
In the wake of these developments, Beaver Island Community School has announced its decision to move pre-K to 8th grade students to online learning for at least the two days they would have been in school this coming week. High school students began online instruction last Wednesday in response to the latest State Health Department order. Plans for after Thanksgiving for pre-K to 8th grade are up in the air for now. High school students are required to stay out through December 8th. The full text of the school’s announcement is available here: https://wp.me/p9Pqrd-zdg
Also closed are the Beaver Island Community Center and the Transfer Station. The library has moved to pick-up and drop-off access only.