The arrival of May was greeted with no new coronavirus cases on the Vineyard Friday. Gov. Charlie Baker instituted new statewide face-covering rules to limit the spread of the virus and local officials strengthened their messaging to seasonal residents as stay-at-home orders continue.

In their daily testing update, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported that it had tested 441 patients for the virus, with 19 positives, 408 negatives and 14 pending. The hospital had reported a positive case each of the past three days, as cases crept up.

No patients are currently hospitalized with the virus, the hospital reported.

State numbers released Friday reported 2,106 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 64,311. There were 154 new deaths, bringing the total death toll to 3,716.

Governor Baker's new order  requires everyone in Massachusetts to wear face coverings in public if they are unable to socially distance themselves from others. Effective May 6, the order follows similar directives by a variety Island institutions.

The statewide order applies to anyone who is outdoors, inside businesses like pharmacies, grocery stores, or retail outlets, or on public transportation — including “any means of mass public transit.” Local departments of public health are authorized to enforce the order with the assistance of police. Non-compliance can result in a $300 fine, according to the order.

Children between the age of two and five are exempt.

The governor’s order comes after a slew of Island towns, businesses and transit organizations instituted their own face-covering requirements throughout the past week, including the VTA, Cape Air and the towns of Tisbury and Oak Bluffs. Late Thursday, the Steamship Authority also announced in a reversal of policy that it would require masks for its employees and customers, with consequences for those who do not comply.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll said the boat line will align its own rules with the governor’s order.

“Consistent with Gov. Charles Baker’s May 1, 2020 order . . . the Steamship Authority will require the use of cloth face coverings at its landside facilities, shuttle buses and onboard its vessels,” the statement said in part.

“Although Gov. Baker’s order goes into effect Wednesday, May 6 . . .  cloth face coverings are now required on board Authority vessels . . . This policy is consistent with the executive order, and terminal and vessel personnel will work with those individuals who are exempt from the executive order to board and seat them appropriately,” it also said.

And after hospital officials and the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce retracted an open letter to seasonal residents earlier in the week, state Sen. Julian Cyr and Rep. Dylan Fernandes put out a message of their own late Thursday, that includes guidelines for travelers and is directed toward seasonal residents of the Cape and Islands.

“During the Covid-19 pandemic and the upcoming summer season, we all understand the desire to visit, work or live on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket,” the guidelines read in part. “However, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket remain highly vulnerable to a major surge in new cases due to the highly contagious and insidious nature of this disease and the seasonal nature of our communities that creates an influx in population in the warmer months.”

The guidelines tell seasonal residents to postpone or reconsider any non-essential travel, quarantine for 14 days if they do choose to come and refrain from coming if showing symptoms. They also request that seasonal residents bring all necessary foodstuffs and household items necessary for the 14-day quarantine.

The guidance is effective from May 1 until May 18, the end date of Governor Baker’s extended stay-at-home advisory.

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Nantucket Cottage Hospital, as well as Rep. Bill Keating and other state and local elected officials, have signed the guidance statement.