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March 19, 2020

Parents and Kids Get Creative at Home

Parents and Kids Get Creative at Home

This week, schools around the country shut their doors leaving parents and children scrambling for routines and learning how to home school on the fly.

March 19, 2020

Community Groups Organize to Help the Vulnerable

Community Groups Organize to Help the Vulnerable

With an Islandwide shutdown beginning to weigh on the Vineyard’s most vulnerable residents, volunteers are needed during the coronavirus emergency.

March 19, 2020

Government Offices Close in Every Island Town

Government Offices Close in Every Island Town

Government institutions on the Vineyard took unprecedented steps this week to close town halls, cancel in-person meetings, and activate emergency operation plans.

March 19, 2020

Emergency Relief Fund Announced

Emergency Relief Fund Announced

The Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard has launched an emergency response fund for Island nonprofits.

March 19, 2020

Care for Community

Care for Community

A new program called Care for Community will work as a matchmaker between food organizations and volunteers. All Island nonprofits are eligible to participate.

March 18, 2020

Martha’s Vineyard Shutters, State Numbers Rise, Hospital Mobilizes for Expected Cases of Coronavirus

Martha’s Vineyard Shutters, State Numbers Rise, Hospital Mobilizes for Expected Cases of Coronavirus

Leaders at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said Wednesday morning they expect to see the first positive case of Covid-19 on the Island within a matter of days.

March 17, 2020

Athletes Urged to Isolate

Athletes Urged to Isolate

Island athletic coaches have sent out emails urging their players to practice social isolation and not get together for informal training sessions.

March 16, 2020

Staying Hopeful With a Heavy Heart

Staying Hopeful With a Heavy Heart

My mantra has been no talking about Covid-19 with our clients. So the staff meetings were brimming with only that.

March 14, 2020

Covid-19 Case Confirmed in Cape Cod Patient

Covid-19 Case Confirmed in Cape Cod Patient

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has confirmed Barnstable County’s first case of Covid-19.

March 13, 2020

Island Schools Close for Two Weeks

Island Schools Close for Two Weeks

Due to the threat of the coronavirus, all Vineyard schools will close for two weeks, beginning Monday.

March 12, 2020

Agencies Rally as Vineyard Prepares for Pandemic

Agencies Rally as Vineyard Prepares for Pandemic

The pace of cancellations has quickened and Island agencies and businesses are announcing new rules aimed at controlling the spread of Covid-19.

March 12, 2020

Do Unto Others

Do Unto Others

It is only a matter of time before COVID-19 reaches Martha’s Vineyard, and preparedness plans are emerging.

March 10, 2020

School Superintendent Outlines Strategies for Coronavirus

School Superintendent Outlines Strategies for Coronavirus

The coronavirus is making its presence felt in Martha’s Vineyard schools, with four staff members under self-quarantine after recent international travel and a number of children out of class.

March 5, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Concerns, High School Cancels Student Trips

Amid Coronavirus Concerns, High School Cancels Student Trips

Amid growing concern about the global coronavirus outbreak, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has taken numerous measures including canceling school trips.

February 24, 2020

Coronavirus Alert Changes

Coronavirus Alert Changes

A passenger on the Westerdam cruise ship who initially tested positive for the new coronavirus may not actually have the deadly disease, according to new reports Monday.

February 20, 2020

Edgartown Couple Arrives Home After Coronavirus Ordeal

Edgartown Couple Arrives Home After Coronavirus Ordeal

Edgartown residents Tom and Dianne Durawa, who were marooned at sea for weeks aboard the MS Westerdam cruise ship, are under public health supervision.

February 14, 2020

Amid Coronavirus Scare, Edgartown Residents Look for Port of Call

Amid Coronavirus Scare, Edgartown Residents Look for Port of Call

Tom and Dianne Durawa are two of the 1,455 passengers and 802 crew that have been stranded in the Gulf of Thailand aboard the MS Westerdam for the past two weeks.

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