Isle of anxiety: Can Block Island salvage its tourism season?

WELCOME WAGON: A New Shoreham police vehicle awaits the Block Island Ferry’s arrival on April 20. Officers have been stationed at the ferry landing to greet visitors and warn them they must quarantine for 14 days. / PBN PHOTO/KARI CURTIS
WELCOME WAGON: A New Shoreham police vehicle awaits the Block Island Ferry’s arrival on April 20. Officers have been stationed at the ferry landing to greet visitors and warn them they must quarantine for 14 days. / PBN PHOTO/KARI CURTIS
It’s not business as usual on Block Island these days. The coronavirus has come ashore, creating a heightened sense of worry not only about public safety but the damage the pandemic might do to the fast-approaching tourism season, the lifeblood of this 10-square-mile summer destination. The first case of COVID-19 was reported by the Block…

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