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September 23, 2021

What’s Open on Martha's Vineyard

What’s Open on Martha's Vineyard

Restaurants, farm stands and retail shops on Martha’s Vineyard are open, or in the process of closing for the season. The coronavirus pandemic has forced changes in the hours and operations of many establishments. What follows is a regularly updated list of what is open and what is closed on the Island.

September 21, 2021

Island Covid Cases Continue to Abate

Island Covid Cases Continue to Abate

Island health officials reported 27 new positive cases of Covid-19 last week, bringing case counts down to pre-summer levels after an August spike.

September 7, 2021

Covid Cases Dip As Summer Departs

Covid Cases Dip As Summer Departs

Cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard continue to dip but remain at the highest rates since the beginning of summer, as Labor Day weekend ends. Boards of health reported 62 cases between August 29 and Sept. 4.

August 25, 2021

Covid Case Spike Shows No Sign of Letup on Island

Covid Case Spike Shows No Sign of Letup on Island

Vineyard Covid-19 case counts have neared their highest levels since the pandemic began, with new clusters identified at businesses across the Island as the Delta variant continues its spread. Boards of health reported 97 new cases from August 15-21.

August 19, 2021

Case Spikes Prompt Return to Indoor Mask Mandates

Case Spikes Prompt Return to Indoor Mask Mandates

Boards of health in four more Island towns voted unanimously this week to impose a mask mandate for indoor public spaces, and West Tisbury adopted a vaccination requirement for town employees.

August 18, 2021

Its Emergency Room Jammed, Hospital Feels Impact of Case Spike

Its Emergency Room Jammed, Hospital Feels Impact of Case Spike

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is seeing its largest numbers of Covid and non-Covid related patients since the pandemic began, testing emergency room capacity as cases spike on-Island during the peak of summer.

August 16, 2021

As Case Spike Persists, Towns Discuss Return to Indoor Mask Mandates

As Case Spike Persists, Towns Discuss Return to Indoor Mask Mandates

All three down-Island towns are scheduled to hold a joint emergency board of health meeting Tuesday to discuss an indoor mask mandate, as Covid cases continue to double by the week in August.

August 12, 2021

August Spike in Covid Cases Continues

August Spike in Covid Cases Continues

TestMV — the Island’s free testing site — has also received approval to move from the West Tisbury School to the Agricultural Hall, with the facility seeing a rise in test recipients in recent weeks.

August 9, 2021

Covid Cases Keep Climbing; More Clusters Reported

Covid Cases Keep Climbing; More Clusters Reported

Covid-19 cases have shot back up on Martha’s Vineyard, with health agents reporting 48 new positive tests during the first week in August, including three case clusters at Edgartown businesses.

August 2, 2021

Covid Cases Continue to Climb, Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

Covid Cases Continue to Climb, Among Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

Island health agents reported 24 positive Covid-19 tests last week — the largest number since late May, with a significant percentage coming among fully vaccinated residents.

July 26, 2021

Island Continues to See Breakthrough Covid Cases

Island Continues to See Breakthrough Covid Cases

Covid-19 case counts declined slightly, but fully vaccinated residents continue to test positive on Martha’s Vineyard according to a weekly case update released by Island boards of health.

July 19, 2021

Covid Cases See Summer Breakthrough

Covid Cases See Summer Breakthrough

After weeks of decline, Covid-19 cases shot up again on Martha’s Vineyard, with health agents reporting 16 new cases last week, including six breakthrough cases among vaccinated residents.

June 16, 2021

Island Covid Cases Hit Low Ebb

Island Covid Cases Hit Low Ebb

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new case of Covid-19 from last week, the lowest weekly case load since the pandemic began, marking a milestone in the Island’s battle against the virus.

June 4, 2021

Mobile Vaccine Bus Returns Saturday, Pop-Up Clinics Scheduled

Mobile Vaccine Bus Returns Saturday, Pop-Up Clinics Scheduled

Island health officials are ramping up their vaccination efforts, with the Covid-19 mobile vaccine bus making a return to the Island this weekend and separate pop-up clinics scheduled at two more rural locations on the Island.

June 3, 2021

Cases Trend Downward, Positivity Rate Stays High in Dukes County

Cases Trend Downward, Positivity Rate Stays High in Dukes County

Dukes County continues to have the highest positivity rate in the state, Tisbury remains in the red and hospital officials are pushing vaccinations in the run-up to summer.

May 27, 2021

Island Weathered Covid-19 With Unusual Patterns

Island Weathered Covid-19 With Unusual Patterns

An epidemiologist studying how the Vineyard has fared over the past 15 months said the low death tally is more than a statistical anomaly.

May 24, 2021

Vaccinations, Case Rates Both Trending High

Vaccinations, Case Rates Both Trending High

Bucking state and national trends, Dukes County has both the highest Covid-19 positive rate and the highest Covid-19 vaccination rate in the commonwealth.

May 19, 2021

Covid Cases Stay Stubbornly Steady on the Vineyard

Covid Cases Stay Stubbornly Steady on the Vineyard

Even as Martha’s Vineyard vaccination rates continue to climb, Island Covid-19 case rates refuse to relent, pushing hospital and public health officials to urge vaccinations.

May 17, 2021

Governor Baker Suddenly Fast Tracks Reopening

Governor Baker Suddenly Fast Tracks Reopening

In a pre-summer jolt, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Monday that he would fast-track the state reopening process by lifting all Covid-19 restrictions before Memorial Day.

May 17, 2021

Mobile Clinic Makes Rounds on Island, Offering Free Shots

Mobile Clinic Makes Rounds on Island, Offering Free Shots

Vaccination numbers inched up a little more over the weekend as a mobile vaccination bus began making rounds. The bus will be on the Island through Wednesday this week.

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