Masks and Moving Forward –



Please continue to have your masks on hand. Photo credit and model name unknown.

Fishers Island hosts the summer season. Especially this year!

With the start of summer come many questions about COVID-19 protocols. Considering the recommendations of the CDC and taking into account New York State guidelines, the following policies are currently in place on Fishers Island. Please help us continue to stay safe by doing your part as we all enter a busy and fun summer.

June 24, 2021

Today we close the emergency chapter of the pandemic – as of today, New York’s COVID-19 state of emergency has ended. Federal guidelines from the CDC will remain in place, which means that if you are not vaccinated, you should always wear a mask in public indoors. Masks will also always be mandatory in public transport and in certain other settings, such as healthcare establishments. Tackling COVID and vaccinating New Yorkers remain our top priorities, but the emergency is over, and it’s thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers and most importantly all of our essential workers. We will continue to focus on recovering from COVID and reimagining and rebuilding New York City.

Governor Cuomo June 24, 2021

Fishers Island mask policies for the start of the season

Fishers Island Ferry District
Requires masks on board ferries, upon embarkation and disembarkation, and in the New London and Fishers buildings in accordance with CDC / NYS guidelines for transit.

Fishers Island Waste Management
Requires masks for unvaccinated people. Masks are not mandatory for fully vaccinated people if they are comfortable.

Beach Plum & Island Outfitters
Requires masks for all buyers. Do not limit the number of buyers, unless it is too crowded.

Village market
Requires in-store masks and social distancing when shopping.

Requires masks for the unvaccinated at all times except when seated at a table.

Drink ‘n Vessel liquor store
Requires in-store masks for unvaccinated customers. Fully vaccinated people can choose whether or not to wear a mask.

Requires in-store masks for unvaccinated customers. Fully vaccinated people can choose whether or not to wear a mask. The side takeout window is open.

Fishers Island Community Center
West End Cafe and Fitness Center
and for the market day
If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask inside or outside the building. Those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear a mask at all times in all areas of the building and on market day.

The museum is open and masks are compulsory for everyone.

Rock garden of the race
Without mask outside and obligatory masks in buildings.

Island hardware
Requires masks in the store and limits customers to four at a time. Curbside pickup is available.

IHP medical office
Requires masks for everyone in the building.

Requires masks in the building. Click here for more details

Guard house
Masks are mandatory nearby when visiting the gatehouse for unvaccinated people.

Utility company
The office building is closed. Please pick up the 2021 directories from the front porch or through the weekday order form window.

Post Office
Masks are mandatory for unvaccinated people and for all if social distancing is not possible.

Union Chapel
For outdoor service, as we will be sitting together in the yard, we therefore ask that you wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated. Masks are optional for all others.

Church of Our Lady of Grace
Requires masks and social distancing.

St. John’s Church
Requires masks and social distancing for all in domestic services; in the field services, unvaccinated persons must wear a mask, optional for all others.

Requires masks in the building and seats with cohorts.

Nautical Club of Fisherman’s Island
Requires masks for all unvaccinated people on site, indoors and outdoors. Vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outside or on the platforms, but masks for everyone in the buildings.

Hay Harbor Club
As New York has started to ease restrictions for those vaccinated, HHC will also begin to ease restrictions for those who are vaccinated. According to New York state guidelines, unvaccinated people are required to wear masks indoors at all times and outdoors if they cannot stay at least 6 feet from others.

Masks are optional for people who have been vaccinated and if you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask.

Pirate Cove Marina
If vaccinated, no mask is needed inside, and if not vaccinated, then masks are mandatory.

Our goal is to have strict policies in place by June 20e so our parents and counselors know exactly what those policies will be. We will most likely wear masks when we are inside – the school gymnasium, the theater, the community center.



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