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June 29, 2020

Antibody Testing Remains Scarce on Island

Antibody Testing Remains Scarce on Island

As Covid-19 testing continues to expand throughout the Island, viral serology testing — or testing for coronavirus antibodies — remains virtually non-existent.

June 26, 2020

Freeze on Foreign Worker Visas Compounds Island Business Worries

Freeze on Foreign Worker Visas Compounds Island Business Worries

The decision by the Trump administration to extend a freeze on temporary work visas has dealt another blow to Island business owners.

June 24, 2020

With Requests on the Rise, Hospital Reiterates Covid Testing Policies

With Requests on the Rise, Hospital Reiterates Covid Testing Policies

Covid-19 testing criteria at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital remains limited to symptomatic and other high-risk patients.

June 23, 2020

Edgartown Restaurants Expand to Outdoor Dining

Edgartown Restaurants Expand to Outdoor Dining

Ten Edgartown restaurants will take advantage of special outdoor dining permits as the town’s fledgling European model for the downtown business district looks to become a reality.

June 22, 2020

TestMV Reports Third New Case

TestMV Reports Third New Case

Island health agents reported a new coronavirus case on Monday, bringing the Vineyard’s total Covid-19 case-count to 49 since the outbreak began in mid-March.

June 22, 2020

Indoor Dining Allowed, But Many Island Restaurant Owners Say Not Yet

Indoor Dining Allowed, But Many Island Restaurant Owners Say Not Yet

Restaurant owners approached the restart of indoor dining with extreme caution and a new menu of worries on Monday.

June 21, 2020

Food Pantry Braces for Summer Demand

Food Pantry Braces for Summer Demand

Since mid-March, the Island Food Pantry has provided Islanders in need with the groceries for nearly 100,000 meals, according to numbers released by the pantry.

June 21, 2020

No Cars for a Day, and Circuit Avenue Belonged to Pedestrians

No Cars for a Day, and Circuit Avenue Belonged to Pedestrians

Strollers, shoppers and out-for-Sunday-brunchers had Circuit avenue and the lower half of Kennebec in Oak Bluffs all to themselves Sunday afternoon, in the first of what is planned as a weekly summer-long street closure to vehicles.

June 19, 2020

Governor Baker Allows Indoor Dining to Begin Monday

Governor Baker Allows Indoor Dining to Begin Monday

Gov. Charlie Baker announced Friday that restaurants could begin offering indoor dining on Monday as coronavirus cases statewide continue to wane.

June 19, 2020

Hospital Freezes Wages; CEO Will Take a 25 Per Cent Pay Cut

Hospital Freezes Wages; CEO Will Take a 25 Per Cent Pay Cut

Faced with steep financial losses due to the pandemic, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital leaders announced wages freezes Thursday, and a pay cut for Denise Schepici.

June 18, 2020

TestMV Reports Second Positive Case Thursday

TestMV Reports Second Positive Case Thursday

Island boards of health reported another new positive Covid-19 test Thursday from TestMV, the high school coronavirus testing site, marking the second positive test in as many days.

June 17, 2020

TestMV Reports First Positive Case

TestMV Reports First Positive Case

TestMV, the comprehensive coronavirus testing site at Martha’s Vineyard High School, saw its first positive Covid-19 result on Wednesday.

June 16, 2020

One Presumed Positive Case Reported Tuesday

One Presumed Positive Case Reported Tuesday

Island health officials reported one new probable antibody positive case on Tuesday, bringing the Island’s total coronavirus caseload to 46.

June 15, 2020

Busy Weekend Swamps Restaurants, Alarms Health Officials

Busy Weekend Swamps Restaurants, Alarms Health Officials

An unexpected surge in visitors this weekend caught many Vineyard business owners and public health officials by surprise.

June 13, 2020

Edgartown Voters Breeze Through Historic Annual Town Meeting

Edgartown Voters Breeze Through Historic Annual Town Meeting

Edgartown voters quickly approved a complex land deal involving the Boys and Girls Club at a historic outdoor annual town meeting.

June 13, 2020

Oak Bluffs Designs Its Own New Look for Downtown This Summer

Oak Bluffs Designs Its Own New Look for Downtown This Summer

Sunday street closures, expanded outdoor dining and a drive-in movie theatre at the Y are all part of the plan to help boost business.

June 11, 2020

Pandemic Hits Vineyard Business Community Hard, Survey Finds

Pandemic Hits Vineyard Business Community Hard, Survey Finds

A survey of nearly 200 year-round and seasonal business owners on the Island found the Covid-19 outbreak has hit the Vineyard business community hard.

June 10, 2020

Hospital Aims to Recoup Steep Financial Losses

Hospital Aims to Recoup Steep Financial Losses

As key coronavirus public health metrics continue to decline, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has entered the second phase of its reopening plan.

June 9, 2020

New Coronavirus Testing Center Broadens Its Reach

New Coronavirus Testing Center Broadens Its Reach

No new cases of coronavirus were reported Tuesday, marking the ninth day in a row without a confirmed positive on the Island even as testing capacity continues to expand.

June 9, 2020

Vineyard Summer Camps See Widespread Cancellations

Vineyard Summer Camps See Widespread Cancellations

The Boys & Girls Club and YMCA both plan to open summer camps next month, with strict safety protocols. But most other Island camps will cancel this year.

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