November 20, 2020

Six New Cases Friday, 68 Active; Hospital Admits Covid-19 Patient

Six New Cases Friday, 68 Active; Hospital Admits Covid-19 Patient

The Island boards of health reported six new cases on the Vineyard Friday and one new case in the Island public schools. There are currently 68 active cases on the Island.

November 20, 2020

Vogue Story Spotlighting Vineyard Wedding Is Quickly Taken Down

Vogue Story Spotlighting Vineyard Wedding Is Quickly Taken Down

A slick, full-color Vogue magazine spread spotlighting a glamorous Martha’s Vineyard destination wedding was published online and then abruptly taken down Tuesday night.

November 20, 2020

Tough New Rules Zero in on Booming Construction Industry

Tough New Rules Zero in on Booming Construction Industry

A crackdown on safety regulations for the Island construction and building industry is now imminent following a heavily-attended virtual town hall Thursday.

November 19, 2020

Boards of Health Report 10 New Cases Thursday; Edgartown in Red Zone

Boards of Health Report 10 New Cases Thursday; Edgartown in Red Zone

Edgartown was listed as a high-risk community for Covid-19 spread by the state on Thursday, joining Tisbury in the red zone as new cases on the Island reached double digits for the second day in a row.

November 19, 2020

State to Tighten Covid Rules in Tisbury

State to Tighten Covid Rules in Tisbury

Tisbury can expect a rollback to stricter state guidelines as Covid-19 continues to spread, health agent Maura Valley told the select board Tuesday. The town is one of 30 Massachusetts municipalities designated red.

November 19, 2020

Health Officials Set to Tighten Restrictions on Construction and Job Sites Islandwide

Health Officials Set to Tighten Restrictions on Construction and Job Sites Islandwide

Martha’s Vineyard public health officials were planning to reintroduce Islandwide restrictions on the construction and building industry Thursday.

November 18, 2020

Hospital Confirms Emergency Airlift, Urges Extreme Caution as Cases Surge

Hospital Confirms Emergency Airlift, Urges Extreme Caution as Cases Surge

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital officials confirmed Wednesday that a Covid-19 patient had been transferred to a Boston hospital in critical condition earlier this week.

November 18, 2020

Fall Travel, Testing Guidelines on Martha's Vineyard, Questions and Answers

Fall Travel, Testing Guidelines on Martha's Vineyard, Questions and Answers

A list of answers to frequently asked questions for fall visitors and returning residents.

November 17, 2020

Case Surge on the Vineyard Continues Unabated

Case Surge on the Vineyard Continues Unabated

The coronavirus case surge on the Island continued without letup Monday. On Tuesday the numbers settled down somewhat.

November 16, 2020

Many Stories, One Pandemic; Islanders Present Covid Monologues

Many Stories, One Pandemic; Islanders Present Covid Monologues

More than 40 people turned out Saturday afternoon for Covid Monologues MV, a group reading in the Martha’s Vineyard Museum courtyard.

November 13, 2020

Eight New Cases To Conclude Record-High Week; Fifty-Five Are Active

Eight New Cases To Conclude Record-High Week; Fifty-Five Are Active

A week that saw coronavirus numbers surge on the Island concluded with eight new cases Friday, as health officials reported a record 55 active cases currently on the Vineyard.

November 13, 2020

Tisbury Designated As High Risk Community for Covid Spread

Tisbury Designated As High Risk Community for Covid Spread

Tisbury has been designated a high-risk community by the state Department of Public Health after reporting 30 positive coronavirus cases in the past two weeks.

November 12, 2020

Schools Report Six New Cases, But Reopening Process to Stay on Track

Schools Report Six New Cases, But Reopening Process to Stay on Track

Martha's Vineyard schools reported six new cases Thursday. Superintendent Matt D'Andrea said in a letter to parents that in-person learning would continue.

November 11, 2020

Hospital Reports Eleven New Cases Thursday, Making Fifty-Four This Week

Hospital Reports Eleven New Cases Thursday, Making Fifty-Four This Week

Martha's Vineyard Hospital reported another 11 new positive coronavirus tests Thursday morning, bringing the weekly case total to 54 as a recent Covid spike continues unabated.

November 10, 2020

Following Weekend Spike, Health Agents Report Four New Cases Tuesday

Following Weekend Spike, Health Agents Report Four New Cases Tuesday

Health officials reported four additional new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, continuing an upward case trend that has occurred across the Island, state and country.

November 10, 2020

Unprecedented Twenty New Cases Reported Over Weekend, Alarming Public Health Officials

Unprecedented Twenty New Cases Reported Over Weekend, Alarming Public Health Officials

The 20 new cases alarmed public health officials as they try to stem the Island’s largest case surge since the pandemic began.

November 8, 2020

Cronig's to Stay Closed Through Wednesday After Cluster Outbreak Among Employees

Cronig's to Stay Closed Through Wednesday After Cluster Outbreak Among Employees

Cronig’s Market will remain shuttered until at least Thursday, after a cluster of ten cases have now been identified in store employees, owner Steve Bernier said Monday.

November 6, 2020

Hospital Reports Five New Cases Friday, Capping Tumultuous Week

Hospital Reports Five New Cases Friday, Capping Tumultuous Week

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported five new Covid-19 cases on Friday, capping a two week period in which the Island has seen 33 new cases and public health officials have urged vigilance.

November 6, 2020

School Committee Approves Draft of Covid Testing Plan

School Committee Approves Draft of Covid Testing Plan

The all-Island committee voted Thursday to authorize a new school-wide testing plan, unanimously backing a draft of the program while deferring the question of funding to local district committees.

November 5, 2020

Three New Cases Thursday, In Continued Upward Trend

Three New Cases Thursday, In Continued Upward Trend

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported three new coronavirus patients Thursday, continuing a marked rise in cases that the Island has seen over the past two weeks.

November 4, 2020

Coronavirus Surge Continues With Four New Cases Wednesday

Coronavirus Surge Continues With Four New Cases Wednesday

Three new coronavirus cases were reported by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital early Wednesday morning as an Island case surge that began early last week continues. TestMV reported a fourth case later in the day.

November 2, 2020

Governor Baker Requires Masks, Tightens Gathering Rules

Governor Baker Requires Masks, Tightens Gathering Rules

With Covid-19 cases climbing throughout the state, Gov. Charlie Baker Monday instituted a series of targeted new executive orders, including a mask requirement for all.

November 1, 2020

As Cases Surge, Hospital, Boards of Health Urge Renewed Vigilance

As Cases Surge, Hospital, Boards of Health Urge Renewed Vigilance

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Island boards of health put out a joint statement Sunday, calling urgently for renewed vigilance and strict safety protocols.

October 30, 2020

Vineyard Covid Spike Continues With Five New Cases Reported Friday

Vineyard Covid Spike Continues With Five New Cases Reported Friday

Coronavirus cases continued to spike on the Vineyard and throughout the state, with the Island boards of health reporting an additional five new patients on Friday.

October 29, 2020

Four New Cases Reported Thursday, Including One More Traced to Wedding Cluster

Four New Cases Reported Thursday, Including One More Traced to Wedding Cluster

A coronavirus case cluster that has contributed to an overall spike in Covid-19 patients on Island this week continues to expand.

October 28, 2020

Three New Cases Wednesday; Wedding Case Cluster Grows

Three New Cases Wednesday; Wedding Case Cluster Grows

Three new coronavirus cases were reported Wednesday, one connected to a case cluster stemming from a Columbus Day weekend wedding held on-Island.

October 27, 2020

Cluster of Covid-19 Cases Traced to Wedding Held Over Columbus Day

Cluster of Covid-19 Cases Traced to Wedding Held Over Columbus Day

A cluster of eight coronavirus cases has been traced to a wedding that was held on Martha’s Vineyard over Columbus Day weekend and violated state guidelines regarding travel protocol, according to Island health officials.

October 26, 2020

Vineyard Sees Six New Cases, Health Officials Investigate Cluster

Vineyard Sees Six New Cases, Health Officials Investigate Cluster

The Island boards of health reported six new cases of Covid-19 on Monday and said they were investigating a cluster of cases stemming from a private event held on Oct. 11

October 23, 2020

Two New Cases on the Vineyard Friday; State Numbers Rise

Two New Cases on the Vineyard Friday; State Numbers Rise

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported two new coronavirus cases on the Island Friday, bringing the total case count to 113.

October 22, 2020

Governor Baker Puts the Freeze on Ice Arenas

Governor Baker Puts the Freeze on Ice Arenas

Due to rising cases of Covid-19 connected to indoor ice hockey, Governor Baker has ordered all indoor ice arenas and skating facilities to cease operations for the next two weeks.

October 22, 2020

No New Cases Reported On Vineyard, as State Numbers Jump

No New Cases Reported On Vineyard, as State Numbers Jump

The state Department of Public Health reported nearly 1,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, their highest number in months despite Island health agents reporting no new cases of the virus on the Vineyard.

October 20, 2020

TestMV Reports Two New Covid-19 Cases Tuesday

TestMV Reports Two New Covid-19 Cases Tuesday

TestMV reported two new cases of Covid-19 on Martha’s Vineyard Tuesday as case numbers across the state and country continued to climb.

TestMV reported one new coronavirus case on Thursday, bringing the total number of PCR positive patients to 85 on the Island.

October 15, 2020

TestMV Reports New Covid-19 Case Thursday

TestMV Reports New Covid-19 Case Thursday

TestMV reported one new case of coronavirus on Thursday, as Island, state and national case numbers have seen rises in the past week.

October 12, 2020

Vineyard Health Officials Report Three New Cases Monday

Vineyard Health Officials Report Three New Cases Monday

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported three new coronavirus cases on the Vineyard Monday, two from over the holiday weekend.

October 9, 2020

Hospital Reports New Case Thursday; Covid Patient Is Discharged

Hospital Reports New Case Thursday; Covid Patient Is Discharged

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new case of coronavirus Thursday, its second this week after announcing that it had admitted its first inpatient with the virus Wednesday.

October 7, 2020

Hospital Admits First Covid Inpatient

Hospital Admits First Covid Inpatient

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has admitted a patient with Covid-19, officials announced Wednesday morning — the first patient admitted to the hospital with the virus.

October 5, 2020

One New Case on the Vineyard Monday; Nantucket Still High Risk

One New Case on the Vineyard Monday; Nantucket Still High Risk

TestMV reported one new case of Covid-19 over the weekend, bringing the Island’s total coronavirus caseload to 102 patients since the pandemic began.

October 2, 2020

Martha's Vineyard Passes One Hundred Case Mark

Martha's Vineyard Passes One Hundred Case Mark

Martha’s Vineyard officially passed the 100-case count for total coronavirus patients on Friday, with Island health officials recording two new positive Covid-19 patients.

September 29, 2020

Governor Baker Further Eases Restrictions; One New Case Reported Tuesday

Governor Baker Further Eases Restrictions; One New Case Reported Tuesday

Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Tuesday a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in low-risk communities throughout the commonwealth, loosening indoor and outdoor gathering requirements and allowing performance venues, gyms, libraries and museums to increase capacity.

September 28, 2020

Vineyard Health Officials Eye Nantucket Case Surge

Vineyard Health Officials Eye Nantucket Case Surge

Nantucket has experienced a surge in coronavirus case numbers since Labor Day, with nearly 50 cases reported this month and 19 in the past four days — many of them contact-traced back to large gatherings.

September 22, 2020

TestMV Reports One New Case Tuesday

TestMV Reports One New Case Tuesday

TestMV reported one new case of Covid-19 on Tuesday, as the Island inches toward 100 total coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. Nantucket has continued to see new cases climb.

September 18, 2020

Hospital Reports One New Case; Nantucket in Red Zone

Hospital Reports One New Case; Nantucket in Red Zone

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new case of coronavirus on the Island Friday, while Nantucket, which has had a spike in cases, was labeled red by the state.

September 18, 2020

Comprehensive Coronavirus Testing, Questions and Answers

Comprehensive Coronavirus Testing, Questions and Answers

TestMV, a comprehensive coronavirus testing facility, is now open at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

September 14, 2020

One New Case on the Vineyard Monday; Nantucket Sees Surge

One New Case on the Vineyard Monday; Nantucket Sees Surge

Island boards of health reported one new case of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the Vineyard’s total coronavirus caseload to 96 as Nantucket continued to see a spike in cases.

September 11, 2020

Two New Cases Reported on the Vineyard Friday; Nantucket Sees a Spike

Two New Cases Reported on the Vineyard Friday; Nantucket Sees a Spike

TestMV reported two new coronavirus cases on the Island Friday, bringing the total case count to four this week after a 10-day lull coming into September.

September 8, 2020

Two New Cases Reported Tuesday After Holiday Weekend

Two New Cases Reported Tuesday After Holiday Weekend

Island boards of health reported two new coronavirus cases over Labor Day weekend — breaking a weeklong caseless streak and marking the first new cases in September.

August 26, 2020

TestMV Reports One New Case, Hospital Plans for More Changes in Fall

TestMV Reports One New Case, Hospital Plans for More Changes in Fall

TestMV reported one new case of Covid-19 Wednesday, marking the 13th total case on the Island this August as hospital officials planned for a changed — and potentially busier — fall season.

August 24, 2020

TestMV Begins Free Covid Testing for Children

TestMV Begins Free Covid Testing for Children

Free coronavirus testing for children will be available effective immediately at TestMV, testing officials announced Monday, as one more person tested positive for Covid-19.

August 19, 2020

State Mandates Flu Vaccine for School Children

State Mandates Flu Vaccine for School Children

The Island boards of health reported two new Covid-19 patients on Wednesday. State public health officials also announced a flu vaccine requirement for students in Massachusetts.

August 19, 2020

Data Shows Island Travelers Are Complying With Massachusetts Rules

Data Shows Island Travelers Are Complying With Massachusetts Rules

Nearly 1,700 out-of-state visitors to the Vineyard have filled out Massachusetts travel forms since they became required on August 1, newly-available data shows.

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