Weekly Case Counts

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.

May 16, 2021

Full Schedule Announced for Vaccine Bus

Full Schedule Announced for Vaccine Bus

The free vaccine bus will be at Church Street in Edgartown until 11:30 a.m. before moving elsewhere.

May 16, 2021

Mobile Bus to Offer Free Vaccinations on Island

Mobile Bus to Offer Free Vaccinations on Island

A medically-equipped mobile bus offering free vaccinations to Islanders unable or reluctant to sign up at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will begin administering shots on Island this weekend.

May 14, 2021

Outdoor Mask Orders Lifted in Two Down-Island Towns

Outdoor Mask Orders Lifted in Two Down-Island Towns

Boards of health in both Edgartown and Tisbury have voted to suspend mandatory mask orders, marking a significant milestone in the Island’s fight against Covid-19.

May 10, 2021

Cases Stay on Downward Trend; Island Reopenings Begin

Cases Stay on Downward Trend; Island Reopenings Begin

Island health agents reported 32 new cases of Covid-19 from last week, as cases keep trending downward and vaccination efforts churn ahead.

May 5, 2021

Vaccine Supply Expands, But Demand for Shots Drops

Vaccine Supply Expands, But Demand for Shots Drops

As the Island’s vaccine supply grows, demand for vaccinations on the Vineyard has declined, hospital officials confirmed Wednesday, echoing trends around the state and country.

April 29, 2021

Governor Pencils In End Date for State Reopening Plan

Governor Pencils In End Date for State Reopening Plan

With Covid-19 case rates on the wane and vaccination rates waxing strongly, Gov. Charlie Baker this week eased the state mask mandate and laid out the last phase of a reopening schedule.

April 29, 2021

Vaccine Supply Rushes In, Easing Island Worries

Vaccine Supply Rushes In, Easing Island Worries

Covid-19 vaccine doses are in good supply on the Vineyard right now, after a dip in availability that sent many Islanders to the mainland for their first jabs earlier this month.

April 27, 2021

Hospital Scheduling Second-Dose Appointments

Hospital Scheduling Second-Dose Appointments

Individuals who received their first Covid-19 vaccine off-Island can now schedule their second vaccine shot on-Island.

April 27, 2021

Vaccine Forum Scheduled for April 28

Vaccine Forum Scheduled for April 28

Dukes County and the Communication Ambassador Partnership of Martha’s Vineyard are hosting an online public forum to discuss the Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

April 26, 2021

Case Counts See Slight Decline; Vaccination Floodgates Open

Case Counts See Slight Decline; Vaccination Floodgates Open

Health agents reported 61 new cases of Covid-19 during the past week and nine cases on Sunday, marking a slight decline as the floodgates opened on the Vineyard’s vaccination process.

April 21, 2021

Major Vaccine Shipment Announced for the Vineyard

Major Vaccine Shipment Announced for the Vineyard

Martha’s Vineyard is set to receive a shipment of more than 4,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses from the federal government in the upcoming week through a new partnership with Island Health Care.

April 19, 2021

Legislators Press State for More Vaccine on Vineyard, Nantucket

Legislators Press State for More Vaccine on Vineyard, Nantucket

With vaccine eligibility set to greatly expand and summer fast approaching, the Cape and Islands legislative delegation has fired off a letter to state officials urgently requesting more doses.

April 15, 2021

Vaccine Rollout Expands; Race Is On Against Virus Variants

Vaccine Rollout Expands; Race Is On Against Virus Variants

Covid-19 vaccine eligibility is set to open for all Islanders 16 and older this weekend, but the number of available appointments remains a moving target on the Vineyard, even as a more virulent strain of the virus has been detected.

April 13, 2021

Covid Community Forum Stresses Vigilance

Covid Community Forum Stresses Vigilance

At Monday's Covid forum over 15 community leaders gave presentations about the spread of the virus on the Island this spring.

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