Put-in-Bay Mayor Updates COVID-19 Statement

Put in Bay VillageVillage of Put-in-Bay, Mayor Jessica C. Dress

Dear residents of Put-in-Bay and South Bass Island,

It is imperative that we all continue to adapt the state and national health guidelines, published and updated daily, to keep our entire population safe from the COVID-19 risks.

Click to see Department of Health Order in PDF

This means, as mayor, in accordance and cooperation with the Put-in-Bay Township Trustees, I URGE all islanders, cottagers and non-essential workers to follow the “stay-at-home” order issued by the Ohio Department of Health and Gov. Mike DeWine.

Many islanders have returned in the past weeks from vacation or their winter homes. Many cottagers and summer workers are seeking refuge here. IF YOU HAVE TRAVELED or spent any SIGNIFICANT amount of time ANYWHERE but PUT-IN-BAY, it is imperative to practice a 14-day self quarantine for the health and safety of our entire population.

Unnecessary visits to the few essential businesses here that have remained open PUT US ALL AT RISK. We cannot control the virus. We can control how we react to it.

Now is the time to utilize the help of your friends and neighbors. In the spirit of public service, the Put-in-Bay Police Department is offering grocery and package pickup and delivery. All it takes is a phone call.

For the time being, all village facilities, including Town Hall, the utilities office, docks, bathhouse, and playground remain closed to the public.

 The latest updates project that COVID-19 infections will peak in the State of Ohio in mid-May meaning the “stay-at-home” order scheduled through April 6 could certainly remain in effect past that date, in addition to the restrictions outlined by DeWine regarding travel bans and limited business operations.

 If you must leave your home, you must observe 6-foot social distancing guidelines and best hand washing practices to protect yourself and others.

 Communications between the village, township and local business are continuing daily in this ever-fluid situation. While we hope to resume our normal lives as soon as possible, we must all work together to minimize the impact this pandemic could have locally.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Sincerely,  Mayor Jessica C. Dress

435 Catawba Ave. – P.O. Box 245 –  Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456,

Phone: 419-285-5112     Fax: 419 285-2533     Email: jdress “at” villageofpib.com

Put-in-Bay Mayor Announces Village Covid-19 Response

Put in Bay VillagePut-in-Bay Village Mayor Jessica Dress releases the following statement:Put in Bay

“The Village of Put-in-Bay and the local businesses on the island are operating in compliance with recommendations from the Governor of the State of Ohio, local and state health departments, and the Center for Disease Control.  Though these guidelines are fluid, that means our beloved bars and restaurants, and family attractions, are closed for the time being to curb any health risks imposed by the worldwide COVID-19 virus.”

Click Put in Bay Village_covid 19_advisory 03192020 for the complete, official statement.

Covid-19 Update from Miller Boat Line

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Announcement from Miller Boat Line

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Temporary Notice to all Customers:

Due to the Covid-19 situation, we STRONGLY DISCOURAGE traveling to the islands unless you are a resident, employee, or doing business.

All restaurants, bars, shops, public restrooms, and attractions are temporarily closed. We hope to welcome you to our beautiful islands in the near future.

Peace and health to everyone.

Miller Boat Line
419-285-2421 local