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April 12, 2021

Cases Stay High; More Vaccine Appointments Open Up

Cases Stay High; More Vaccine Appointments Open Up

After a recent surge in Covid-19 cases on the Vineyard, health agents reported 73 new positive tests this week — a slight downturn from the week prior.

April 11, 2021

Covid-19 Public Forum Scheduled for Monday

Covid-19 Public Forum Scheduled for Monday

A forum to raise public awareness about the spread of Covid-19 on Martha's Vineyard has been scheduled for Monday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

April 9, 2021

Contagious Virus Variant Detected on Island

Contagious Virus Variant Detected on Island

A more virulent strain of the Covid-19 virus has been identified on Martha’s Vineyard, hospital officials confirmed Friday, after positive test samples were sent to a state lab for testing.

April 8, 2021

As Vaccine Demand Exceeds Supply, Islanders Look to Mainland

As Vaccine Demand Exceeds Supply, Islanders Look to Mainland

With only one vaccination site at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, some Islanders are crossing the sound for vaccine appointments.

April 7, 2021

State Will Test for Virus Variants as Island Surge Continues

State Will Test for Virus Variants as Island Surge Continues

Hospital officials announced that they had requested the state to test for virus variants. Meanwhile, first-dose vaccine appointments increased this week, but questions remain.

April 5, 2021

Covid Cases Surge, Reaching New Weekly High

Covid Cases Surge, Reaching New Weekly High

Island health agents reported the highest weekly Covid-19 case total since the pandemic began on Monday, with 101 Island residents testing positive for the virus since last Sunday as a recent surge continues.

April 2, 2021

Case Numbers Continue to Spike Throughout Week

Case Numbers Continue to Spike Throughout Week

Health agents reported a flurry of new positive Covid-19 tests over the week and weekend as a case cluster traced to a Vineyard Haven barber shop grew to include customers.

April 1, 2021

Vaccine Team Keeps Rollout Running Smoothly

Vaccine Team Keeps Rollout Running Smoothly

Once a small team of nurses and per-diem staffers, the vaccination team at Martha's Vineyard Hospital has grown to keep up with the state and federal vaccine supply.

March 26, 2021

After Weeks of Decline, Cases See a Spike on Island

After Weeks of Decline, Cases See a Spike on Island

Martha’s Vineyard health agents have reported 25 new cases of Covid-19 since last Sunday, marking a spike in case numbers after a long period of declining counts following the New Year holiday.

March 24, 2021

Supply Issues Slow Hospital Vaccine Rollout

Supply Issues Slow Hospital Vaccine Rollout

State and federal supply issues continue to stymie the Covid-19 vaccine rollout on Island, as recent expansions in eligibility have not been met with a matching increase in doses.

March 23, 2021

Hospital Opens Vaccine Signups for Newly Eligible Islanders

Hospital Opens Vaccine Signups for Newly Eligible Islanders

A new swath of Island residents — including people aged 60 and older, grocery store and restaurant staff, and transportation workers — are eligible to sign up for the vaccine.

March 17, 2021

Governor Airs Vaccination Schedule for All

Governor Airs Vaccination Schedule for All

All Massachusetts residents aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive Covid-19 vaccinations starting April 19, according to a new state timeline released Wednesday morning.

March 10, 2021

Vaccine Clinic for Teachers Fills Up Quickly

Vaccine Clinic for Teachers Fills Up Quickly

A clinic to vaccinate Martha’s Vineyard public school teachers will begin Thursday, hospital and high school leaders announced this week. The clinic has already filled 250 vaccination slots.

March 9, 2021

New Round of Vaccine Appointments Begins

New Round of Vaccine Appointments Begins

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital signed up 544 more Islanders for vaccine appointments Monday, after registration eligibility was expanded to include teachers.

March 4, 2021

Hospital Opens Vaccine Appointments to Teachers

Hospital Opens Vaccine Appointments to Teachers

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced that Island teachers and child care workers can sign up for vaccine appointments starting Monday, March 8, after Gov. Charlie Baker opened up vaccines to all state educators in a surprise move Wednesday morning.

March 1, 2021

Hospital Quickly Fills More Vaccine Appointments

Hospital Quickly Fills More Vaccine Appointments

A chaotic weekend that initially saw Islanders shut out of vaccines culminated with the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital filling 900 appointments.

February 27, 2021

Islanders Shut Out of Vaccine Appointments

Islanders Shut Out of Vaccine Appointments

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s smooth vaccine rollout took a sudden turn on Saturday, after the hospital received zero new Covid-19 vaccine doses from the state.

February 25, 2021

Hospital 65-Plus Vaccine Signups Resume Saturday

Hospital 65-Plus Vaccine Signups Resume Saturday

After thousands rushed to register for a vaccine appointment last weekend, hospital officials said they would continue to open new slots on a weekly basis every Saturday at 8 a.m.

February 25, 2021

Governor Baker Forges Ahead With Reopening Plan

Governor Baker Forges Ahead With Reopening Plan

With state and Island Covid-19 cases in sharp decline, Gov. Charlie Baker has forged ahead with the state’s slow reopening process, moving to expand capacity at indoor venues starting March 1.

February 22, 2021

Vaccines Begin for 65-Plus, After Appointments Fill in a Flash

Vaccines Begin for 65-Plus, After Appointments Fill in a Flash

Vaccine clinics for Island residents 65 and older began Monday after more than 1,200 appointments filled up in less than an hour Saturday.

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