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December 11, 2020

Nine New Cases Friday; Health Agents Identify Bible Study Cluster

Nine New Cases Friday; Health Agents Identify Bible Study Cluster

Island health agents reported nine new cases of coronavirus cases on Friday and identified a cluster of cases connected to an at-home bible study group, as a month-long case surge on the Vineyard continues to grow.

December 10, 2020

Island Contractors Build Bridges of Communication

Island Contractors Build Bridges of Communication

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Brazilian contractors, health agents and translators have begun working together to get the word out about new rules on job sites.

December 10, 2020

Nineteen New Cases Thursday; One Patient Hospitalized

Nineteen New Cases Thursday; One Patient Hospitalized

Health agents reported 19 new coronavirus cases on the Island Thursday — likely the largest single-day total since the pandemic began. One patient is currently hospitalized.

December 9, 2020

Hospital Expects to Receive Vaccine Next Week

Hospital Expects to Receive Vaccine Next Week

Island health officials reported eight new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, a slight decrease as the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said it would receive its first batch of virus vaccine next week.

December 8, 2020

Governor Baker Rolls Back Reopening Plan

Governor Baker Rolls Back Reopening Plan

Gov. Charlie Baker officially rolled back the state’s reopening plan on Tuesday, requiring all communities to revert to tighter restrictions.

December 7, 2020

Hospital Continues Routine Procedures After Order from Governor

Hospital Continues Routine Procedures After Order from Governor

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said Tuesday that it would not need to stop routine procedures after an order from Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday to curtail elective procedures statewide.

December 4, 2020

Case Count Jumps to 16 Friday; SSA Forced to Cancel Trips Due to Positive Test

Case Count Jumps to 16 Friday; SSA Forced to Cancel Trips Due to Positive Test

Island health officials reported 16 new positive coronavirus tests on Friday — the highest total this week after reporting only three cases Thursday. Meanwhile, the SSA cancelled two trips after a crew member tested positive.

December 3, 2020

Island Reports Three New Covid Cases Thursday; State Numbers Skyrocket

Island Reports Three New Covid Cases Thursday; State Numbers Skyrocket

State coronavirus numbers skyrocketed to a new record again on Thursday even as Island case tallies eased, with health agents reporting three new Covid-19 cases on Vineyard.

December 1, 2020

Eleven New Cases Tuesday; Tisbury Forced to Roll Back Reopening

Eleven New Cases Tuesday; Tisbury Forced to Roll Back Reopening

After three straight weeks in the red zone, the town of Tisbury has been required by the state to revert back to stricter coronavirus regulations.

November 30, 2020

Vineyard Health Agents Report 14 New Cases Monday

Vineyard Health Agents Report 14 New Cases Monday

Island boards of health reported 14 new coronavirus cases after the Thanksgiving holiday — the fewest in the past three weekends even as testing continued at a frantic clip.

November 27, 2020

Seven New Cases Reported Friday; Surge Eases Slightly

Seven New Cases Reported Friday; Surge Eases Slightly

The Thanksgiving holiday brought a slight letup in Island coronavirus case numbers, with health agents reporting four new cases on Wednesday and three on Thursday — the fewest daily totals in more than a week.

November 25, 2020

TestMV Sees Record Numbers in Runup to Holiday

TestMV Sees Record Numbers in Runup to Holiday

TestMV, the free coronavirus testing site at the regional high school, has seen soaring demand and record numbers over the past three weeks, amid rising case counts and the approach of the holiday.

November 24, 2020

Six New Cases Tuesday; Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury Back Construction Rules

Six New Cases Tuesday; Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury Back Construction Rules

Island boards of health reported six new coronavirus cases on Tuesday as Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury joined Edgartown in swiftly approving new construction guidelines.

November 24, 2020

Recovering from Covid-19, Cronig’s Market Owner Heads Home for Thanksgiving

Recovering from Covid-19, Cronig’s Market Owner Heads Home for Thanksgiving

Steve Bernier, the owner of Cronig’s Market and a fixture in the Island community, was due to return home to the Island Tuesday.

November 23, 2020

Edgartown Acts Swiftly to Tighten Rules for Construction Job Sites

Edgartown Acts Swiftly to Tighten Rules for Construction Job Sites

Edgartown became the first Island town to officially adopt tighter construction guidelines as an unrelenting surge in coronavirus cases continued Monday.

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.

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