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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.

February 22, 2021

Case Counts Fall on Island

Case Counts Fall on Island

After a months-long surge, Island coronavirus case counts have fallen dramatically in recent weeks, with health agents reporting only two new cases over the weekend — the lowest numbers since early fall.

February 17, 2021

Governor Baker Opens Up Vaccinations for People 65 and Older

Governor Baker Opens Up Vaccinations for People 65 and Older

Gov. Charlie Baker opened Covid-19 vaccinations to all residents 65 and over and those with two or more underlying conditions starting Thursday.

February 15, 2021

Forum Sees Flood of Questions Over Vaccine

Forum Sees Flood of Questions Over Vaccine

Island health officials fielded a flurry of questions and sought to assuage concerns and confusion about the vaccine rollout at a community forum late last week.

February 13, 2021

For February Vacation, Health Officials Urge Strict Adherence to Travel Rules

For February Vacation, Health Officials Urge Strict Adherence to Travel Rules

Hoping a recent dip in coronavirus cases stays that way, Island boards of health are urging Islanders to follow strict travel guidance as winter school vacation weeks begin.

February 12, 2021

State Halts Vaccine Supplies to Hospitals, But Vineyard Hospital Is Exempt

State Halts Vaccine Supplies to Hospitals, But Vineyard Hospital Is Exempt

An email blast that went out to all patients in the Mass General Brigham hospital network announcing a halt in the vaccination process due to supply issues does not apply to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, officials confirmed Friday morning.

February 10, 2021

State, Federal Supply Issues Slow Vaccination Rollout

State, Federal Supply Issues Slow Vaccination Rollout

National supply issues and state logistics are holding up an otherwise smooth vaccination process, as the hospital continues to administer doses to Islanders 75 and older.

February 9, 2021

Hospital Hosts Community Vaccine Forum

Hospital Hosts Community Vaccine Forum

A community forum to discuss the Covid-19 vaccination plan on the Island is planned for Friday by Zoom.

February 8, 2021

Case Counts Ebb; Health Officials Worry About February Vacation

Case Counts Ebb; Health Officials Worry About February Vacation

After a months-long holiday surge, coronavirus cases on the Island have dipped in recent weeks to pre-winter lows, with health agents reporting 10 new cases over the weekend.

February 4, 2021

Student Vaccination Rates Trail State by Wide Margin

Student Vaccination Rates Trail State by Wide Margin

Vaccination rates for school and state-mandated inoculations are among the lowest in the state, raising concerns about how the Covid vaccine will be received.

February 4, 2021

Hospital Cluster Grows; Phase Two Vaccine Rollout Begins

Hospital Cluster Grows; Phase Two Vaccine Rollout Begins

A cluster of coronavirus cases among Martha’s Vineyard Hospital staff who had been exposed to a Covid-19 positive patient continued to grow this week.

January 29, 2021

Five Hospital Employees Test Positive After Exposure to Covid Patient

Five Hospital Employees Test Positive After Exposure to Covid Patient

Five Martha’s Vineyard Hospital staff who had received vaccination shots have tested positive for coronavirus after being exposed to a Covid-19 patient and other positive staff.

January 27, 2021

Hospital Announces Start of Vaccine Clinics

Hospital Announces Start of Vaccine Clinics

Covid-19 vaccinations for Islanders 75 and over are set to begin Monday, Feb. 1, hospital officials said, although widespread confusion remains around the state’s slow-moving vaccination rollout.

January 25, 2021

Amid Criticism, Governor Steps Up Vaccine Rollout Statewide

Amid Criticism, Governor Steps Up Vaccine Rollout Statewide

Hoping to galvanize the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Monday that phase two of the state’s plan would begin on Feb 1.

January 21, 2021

Governor Lifts Early Closing Requirement; Priority Vaccinations Proceed

Governor Lifts Early Closing Requirement; Priority Vaccinations Proceed

Restaurants and other businesses will be allowed to stay open past 9:30 p.m. starting Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.

January 19, 2021

Island Records 32 New Cases Over Holiday Weekend

Island Records 32 New Cases Over Holiday Weekend

Coronavirus cases continued to surge on the Island over Martin Luther King Day weekend, with 32 new positive tests since Friday, one new hospitalization and the first positive in the school testing program.

January 16, 2021

Hospital Rolls Out Vaccinations for First Responders

Hospital Rolls Out Vaccinations for First Responders

Covid-19 vaccinations for police offers, firefighters, first responders, animal control officers began on Friday at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital and continues through Tuesday.

January 14, 2021

As Cases Hit Record Highs on Island, Health Officials Scramble to Contact Trace

As Cases Hit Record Highs on Island, Health Officials Scramble to Contact Trace

A months-long surge in coronavirus cases has hit record highs on the Vineyard in the past week, stretching the Island’s public health infrastructure.

January 13, 2021

All Residents and Staff at Windemere Are Vaccinated

All Residents and Staff at Windemere Are Vaccinated

The long-term care and nursing facility has received its first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, hospital officials announced Wednesday. All 40 residents and 26 staff were vaccinated.

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