The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and the DDA are concerned about you and your business as we all navigate uncharted waters with COVID-19. 

Our goal is to understand and capture your business needs so we can be helpful in providing visibility into the vast array of resources being established as we speak at the local, state and federal levels. In addition, we strive to help coordinate informational resources between our government and our local business community, share information, and provide assistance to help maneuver through these times.

We are surveying business impacts to be able to communicate needs to local, state, and federal partners. In addition, we want to be able to direct you to appropriate resources if/when available.
We hope that through collective action, we can help ease the burden and make positive impacts together on our local economy.
Thank you for participating in this confidential survey, which should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Your individual responses will be kept anonymous however the summary data may be shared.  
The Village of Elk Rapids and the Elk Rapids DDA are coordinating the Village response to the Munson Healthcare request for critical medical supplies.

The following new or unused, unscented items are being accepted:

  • Disposable face masks
  • N95 masks, sometimes called respirators
  • Eye protection including face shields and safety goggles
  • Disposable gowns
  • Disposable gloves, especially non-latex
  • Disposable surgical caps
  • Disposable foot covers
  • Wipes: bleach or antimicrobial
  • Hand sanitizer

Please assist us in supporting our local hospital system. Every donation is important even if it is just one box of gloves, booties or masks.
The drop off site will be the covered portico at the Government Center, 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids. There will be an identified container for the donated items. The drop off hours are 10 am-2 pm starting Fri March 27 at 10 am and ending on Fri April 3 at 2 pm.
If you would like to be recognized for your donation please text or e-mail me with your business name and items donated.

Thank you in advance for your generosity,
Christine Petersen M.D. 
Village Markets Offering Curbside Service Only

During this crazy time, customer and employee safety is our number 1 priority…with that being said, the Village Market as of Monday, March 30, 2020 will be going to curbside service only from 9am-6pm. Even though the doors will be locked, the store is open. Our staff will be inside fulfilling your curbside orders. This is subject to change depending on how the virus moves through our area.

There are 3 easy ways to place an order for curbside pickup. Texting, email and lastly by voice.
Placing an order is simple. If you choose to send an order by text or email please include the item name, item size, quantity that you would like as well as your name and phone number. If product substitutions are permitted, let us know if our staff member can contact you while shopping to offer alternative options.

For orders that are 20 items or less you are welcome to leave your list on our Curbside Service Voicemail. Again, we need the item name, item size, quantity that you would like as well as your name and phone number. If you would like to place your order with a staff member please leave a message with your name and phone number and we will call you as soon as possible.

Once your order has been placed we will call to confirm we have received it, as well as arrange payment by credit card and schedule a pickup time. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work the kinks out of this new service. Thank you for being a loyal VM customer!

Place your orders:
  • Elk Rapids Village Market
  • Text Orders – (231)499-1972
  • Email Orders –
  • Phone Orders - (231)499-1972
  • Rapid City Village Market
  • Text Orders – (231)499-2504
  • Email Orders –
  • Phone Orders - (231)499-2504
  • Central Lake Village Market
  • Text Orders – (231)499-1021
  • Email Orders –
  • Phone Orders - (231)499-1021
Our gas stations will have the same hours however; they will be pay at the pump only or cash and house charge at the window.
ACTS Food Pantry
Open: Tuesday 5:00 -7:00 p.m.
Wed 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
Sat 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m

ACTS now has call-ahead-to-order (231-267-3002) curbside delivery in place along with a maximum effort to protect our workers and clients. We still can use other able-bodied volunteers to help. If you can do this, please call Carol Hockin at 231-492-6952. We need your help to assist people in need, especially given rising unemployment.

IMPORTANT -- Now that our Thrift Store is closed until further notice, we generate no revenue. So we are dependent on your generosity to get us through these hard times. 

How you can help  -> Send a check, made out to ACTS, to:

ACTS Food Pantry * 8925 M-72 E. * Williamsburg, MI 49690

We truly appreciate what you can send to keep our Pantry open. ACTS -- Working Hard To Help People in Need
The Good Samaritan Food Pantry is open for curbside/drive-thru pickup:
(231) 588-2208

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 1:30 p.m.

We have changed things to help protect our staff and community, as we now offer a drive thru service to receive food, and baby items (diapers, wipes, formula, food, etc.). If baby items are needed beyond the basics please call (231) 588-2200. We are doing our utility and emergency assistance through phone by calling (231) 588-2208. One thing we are in need of is bar soap to hand out with our food boxes.
For those of you in the Elk Rapids School District:

Elk Rapids Community Cupboard (Food Pantry) is OPEN during this time. If you need help or have questions, please contact:
Pam Coleman at 847-445-8239

  • Donations may be mailed to PO Box 572, Elk Rapids, MI. 49629. We also have a donation box outside First Presbyterian Church at 404 Spruce Street, Elk Rapids. 
  • Accepting new clients and all groceries are delivery only, coordinated with each client. 

Local 211 - An Information and Referral service which is available 24/7. If you need assistance with paying bills, seniors, utilities, food, and other essential services please dial 211 on your phone and follow the prompts.
United Way of Northwest Michigan has launched a website where you can step forward to volunteer; background checks will be conducted and once completed, United Way will connect volunteers with opportunities. See this link:
Click on list below for all sites that have the up to date information on COVID-19 and Business Assistance.

With this fast paced virus, guidelines, hours, and life is basically changing every minute. Trying to keep up is impossible, but we are doing our best. Best practice before going out is to check a business' facebook page or call. Please notify us with any changes or additions.

Corner Drugs (231) 264-8033
Please call in all orders, prescriptions, and retail
Curbside pick-up, mail, or home delivery ONLY
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 12:30 | 1:30 - 5:00
Saturday, 9:00 - 2:00 p.m. see Facebook page

Crystal Lake Clinic (231) 264-9060
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 - 5:00
CALL FOR APPOINTMENT ~ Video Chat Available

Elk Rapids Medical Clinic (231) 264-0700
Open for our patients during this time by appointment only in Elk Rapids and Traverse City locations. Please all with any questions.
Hours: Traverse City Mon - Fri 8-5  231.935.8346
Elk Rapids Mon - Thur 8-5, Friday 8-12 231.264.0700
Televisits and phone visits are sometimes appropriate as well.
Elk Rapids Physical Therapy (Mary Free Bed Rehab) (231) 264-6682
Hours: Please call for appointment
Tele-Health Therapy, Please call ahead

Elk Rapids Primary Care (231) 264-0399
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30 - 3:00, closed on Friday
Please phone ahead see Facebook page for detailed instructions
As concerns about Coronavirus (Covid-19) circulate throughout our country, let it be known that we at Elk Rapids Primary Care are here for you. Continue Reading

Hufford Vision & Eye Care (231) 264-2020
Closed, Call Dr. Hufford 231-675-9646 for ocular emergency or medical eye concern. see Facebook Page

Munson Medical Center (231) 935-5000
Call your healthcare provider first, for guidelines, visit:
Facebook Page: MunsonMedicalCenter

River Pharmacy (231) 264-8165 Please call in your ahead
Hours for curbside Pickup: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:30 closed from (12-1), Sat. 9-1
Call when you arrive

Torch Chiropractic (231) 307-4200
Please call first, open for those in need. see Facebook Page

List of Restaurants/Markets offering take-out and delivery:

Changes are happening continually
Best to call ahead before heading out.

Blue Water Bistro (231) 331-6262, Option 1
Hours for take-out and limited delivery: Thurs-Sat 2:30-8:30 p.m. Sun 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Menu: Dinner menu and take-out menu. Facebook Page for menu

Blue Pelican Inn (231) 544-2583
Hours for take-out and delivery: Wed-Sat 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Menu: Limited see Facebook Page for Menu

Cellar 152 (231) 264-9000
Hours for take-out and delivery: Tues-Sat Noon- 6:30/7:00 p.m.
Menu: most menu items. Facebook Page
Selling Providence and Undertoe Farms fresh produce

Chang Express (231) 264-9140
Hours for take-out: Mon-Fri 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular

Cone Corral (231) 264-6880
Hours for curbside pizza service only: Mon- Sat 4-8 p.m.
DIY PIZZA KITS, dairy free and GF available, see Facebook page for specials
Menu: Phone in orders only and must pay for over the phone

Eastport Market (231) 599-2507
Hours: Sun-Thur 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Fri & Sat 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pickup Service 9am-5pm see Facebook page for instructions

ER General Store -- Call Cellar 152 (231) 264-9000
Menu: Pizza, liquor, beer, snacks Facebook Page

Flour Pot Bakery (231) 264-9732
Hours for window service: Fri 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Sat 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Menu: Call to order, see Facebook Page f or menu

Friske Farm Market (231-599-2604
Hours for curbside: Tues-Sat 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular Facebook Page for details

King Orchards (231) 544-6479 (M-88 Mkt) Call to pre-order
Hours for curbside service: Mon-Fri 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sat 10-4
Menu: see Facebook Page for items list
Pearl's (231) 264-0530
Hours for take-out and limited delivery 11:00 am - 8:00 p.m.
(delivery from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
Menu: Regular including specials Facebook Page

Pelican's Nest (231) 533-9000
Hours for take-out and delivery: Tues-Sat 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Menu: Limited, see Facebook Page for menu

Providence Organic Farm (231) 599-2020
Hours for Pick-up: Tues-Sat 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Order online: Providence Farm Online Order see Facebook Page for details

Reflect Bistro (Cambria Hotel) (231) 778-9110
Hours for curbside pickup: Daily Breakfast 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. |
Lunch & Dinner 11:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular + Happy Hour menu 4-7 p.m. see Facebook Page for specials

Royal Farms (231) 599-3222 Please call ahead to place order
Hours for curbside pick-up: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Menu: pies, pasties from freezer, cherry products and beverages

Shorts' Brewing Pub (231) 498-2300
Hours for take-out and beer delivery: Every day 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Menu: Regular Facebook Page for menu and specials

Siren Hall (231) 264-2064
Hours for take-out: Tues-Thurs 12:00-6:00 p.m. / Fri-Sat 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Menu: Limited Facebook Page

T.J. Charlies (231) 264-8819
Hours for take-out and limited delivery: Mon-Sat 8:00 - 3:00 CLOSED SUNDAY
Menu: Regular Call for daily specials

Call about delivery see Facebook Page
Spring Produce Box and specials, Order online: Undertoe Farm online order

Village Market- Elk Rapids (231) 264-5629
Village Market - Rapid City (231) 331-6111
Village Market - Central Lake (231) 544-3300
Hours: 9:00 - 6:00 Mon - Sun
see Facebook Page curbside service only beginning Monday 3-30-20
Curbside Lunch and Dinner too!

Waters Edge Market (231) 264-5511 can call ahead to order
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Daily, see Facebook Page

Waterfire Vineyards (231) 498-2753
Pick up order upon request any day of the week, order on line
Menu: Regular see Facebook Page for updates

Shop online. Buy gift cards. Support Local!

List of open businesses. Please follow all your favorites on social media 👍
Alden State Banks (231) 264-6900
Lobby closed, Drive thru open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Chemical Bank (231) 264-8160
Lobby closed, drive thru only

Elk Lake Floral (231) 264-8188
Hours for curbside pickup only: Mon-Fri 9-4, Sat 9-2
Call for order!

Fifth Third Bank (231) 264-5621
Beginning Sat. 3/21 Lobby Closed, Open by appointment
Drive-thru Hours: Mon-Thur 9-5, Fri 9-5:30, Sat 9-12

Gill-Roys Hardware Elk Rapids (231) 264-8457
Gill-Roys Hardware Torch River (231) 322-4600
Call ahead phone orders are accepted
Hours for both stores: Mon-Sat 8:00 - 6:00 | Sun 10:00 - 4:00

Harbor Antiques (231) 264-6850
CLOSED Call for a special appointment (231) 313-1436

U.S. Post Office
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 - 4:30, closed 12:30-1:30 for lunch
Sat. 8:30 - 10:30
COVID-19 Food Handling Safety Tips
Viral video advises washing fruit and vegetables with soap. Here's why that's a bad idea.......

EX: No basketball except to practice individually.
At this time, Antrim County is in need of donations as part of a county-wide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Antrim County will distribute resources to essential workers such as emergency responders, gas station attendants, grocery store employees, county workers, and other individuals who will work with the public for the duration of the Michigan State Stay in Place Executive Order.

If you are able to procure or make these items, please consider donating them to support Antrim County efforts:

·        N-95, N-100, and KN 95 masks
·          Homemade 100% cotton masks (patterns at
·          Gowns
·          Disposable gloves
·          Face shields
·          Hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol)
·          Disinfecting wipes
·          Contractor trash bags
·          Duct Tape
·          Rain poncho/raincoat

Donations will be accepted at the Antrim County Building, 203 Cayuga, Bellaire, MI 49615 at the drop box in the Southeast corner of the building. Please contact the Antrim County Logistics Section Chief at 231-533-3576 or if you would like to schedule for a county employee to pick up donations.

Thank you for your support at this time. When we work together at the local level, great things will be accomplished.

Jeremy Scott
Antrim County
Public Information Officer
Note from Renee...........

Glenn and I are working at the store. Glenn is fixing things and I am making masks. If anyone needs anything we will take phone orders and place on hook by driveway. The call went out yesterday that Munson will take home made masks. Benzie Co. Human Services is desperate for them also. Anyone who wants to help let me know at Renee’s House of Quilting 231-267-5895. There are several really good patterns out there. My favorite is . Nancy does an excellent job showing how to do these masks.
Here is a great local business to support via gofundme in 3D printing hospital grade masks:

Joann's has an offer here: If you would like to participate in making supplies, visit  to find a classroom near you. Tutorials are also available online at .
K & K offer has been extended until further notice.
Call (231) 264-8323 for an estimate.
Comfort Keepers Northwest Lower Michigan has been preparing for the growing challenges related to the Corona Virus for the past several weeks. We want families in the area to know that we have been deemed an essential business by the Governor and we are prepared to assist seniors in their homes at this time. Our employees are trained home health care workers, and we are following all guidelines created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

The health, safety and well-being of our clients and employees remains our utmost focus. We are closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus and have put in place necessary measures, in line with the guidance of the CDC and local authorities.

We will continue to operate and provide uplifting care to our clients while ensuring we are taking necessary safety precautions. As always, our goal is to provide the highest quality care that enhances the lives of our clients and their families.

Please contact Comfort Keepers at 231-929-9044 for more information.
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