Case Spikes Prompt Return to Indoor Mask Mandates
Boards of health in four more Island towns voted unanimously this week to impose a mask mandate for indoor public spaces, and West Tisbury adopted a vaccination requirement for town employees.
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Its Emergency Room Jammed, Hospital Feels Impact of Case Spike
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is seeing its largest numbers of Covid and non-Covid related patients since the pandemic began, testing emergency room capacity as cases spike on-Island during the peak of summer.
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As Case Spike Persists, Towns Discuss Return to Indoor Mask Mandates
All three down-Island towns are scheduled to hold a joint emergency board of health meeting Tuesday to discuss an indoor mask mandate, as Covid cases continue to double by the week in August.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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