Planning for the Next Pandemic
While continuing to monitor the Covid pandemic and prepare for future health crises, Island health officials have one major thing going for them they did not have prior to March of 2020: experience.
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Covid Cases Continue to Surge, Despite Slight Decline from Last Week
Cases of Covid-19 on the Island continued to spike with 457 confirmed cases for the week ending Jan. 15, Island boards of health reported, as free test kit distribution continues this week.
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Chilmark Covid Test Kit Pickup
Covid-19 test kits will be available for pick up on Jan. 19 and 20 for residents of Chilmark from the board of health office.
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Mobile Vaccine Bus Returns
A medically equipped bus offering free vaccines and booster shots will return to the Island next weekend, the Island boards of health announced.
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Covid Cases Inch Upward Slightly
Covid-19 case counts on Martha’s Vineyard continued to see a slight upward trend last week, with 19 confirmed positive cases reported by the Island boards of health in their weekly report issued Monday.
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Hospital Opens Booster Shot Appointments for All Adults
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is now scheduling Covid-19 booster shots for all adults ages 18 and older, following last week’s Food and Drug Administration authorization, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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Covid Vaccine Bus for Kids Arrives This Weekend
The Covid-19 vaccine bus is returning to the Vineyard this weekend to help vaccinate students ages five and up, along with school staff.
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Covid Cases See Slight Climb Again
Island health officials said 16 people tested positive for Covid-19 during the week ending Saturday, Nov. 13, ending three weeks of declining numbers.
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Covid Cases Plummet to New Low
New confirmed cases of Covid-19 dropped to their lowest level in four months last week, the Island boards of health reported Monday in a regular update.
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Mask Mandate Stays in Place, at Least Through Jan. 15
Face coverings will remain mandatory indoors on Martha’s Vineyard until at least mid-January, after the six Island boards of health declined Friday to lift the mandate they imposed last August.
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