For February Vacation, Health Officials Urge Strict Adherence to Travel Rules
Noah Asimow
Hoping a recent dip in coronavirus cases stays that way, Island boards of health are urging Islanders to follow strict travel guidance as winter school vacation weeks begin.
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State Halts Vaccine Supplies to Hospitals, But Vineyard Hospital Is Exempt
Noah Asimow
An email blast that went out to all patients in the Mass General Brigham hospital network announcing a halt in the vaccination process due to supply issues does not apply to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, officials confirmed Friday morning.
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State, Federal Supply Issues Slow Vaccination Rollout
Noah Asimow
National supply issues and state logistics are holding up an otherwise smooth vaccination process, as the hospital continues to administer doses to Islanders 75 and older.
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Hospital Hosts Community Vaccine Forum
A community forum to discuss the Covid-19 vaccination plan on the Island is planned for Friday by Zoom.
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Case Counts Ebb; Health Officials Worry About February Vacation
Noah Asimow
After a months-long holiday surge, coronavirus cases on the Island have dipped in recent weeks to pre-winter lows, with health agents reporting 10 new cases over the weekend.
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Hospital Cluster Grows; Phase Two Vaccine Rollout Begins
Noah Asimow
A cluster of coronavirus cases among Martha’s Vineyard Hospital staff who had been exposed to a Covid-19 positive patient continued to grow this week.
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Five Hospital Employees Test Positive After Exposure to Covid Patient
Noah Asimow
Five Martha’s Vineyard Hospital staff who had received vaccination shots have tested positive for coronavirus after being exposed to a Covid-19 patient and other positive staff.
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Hospital Announces Start of Vaccine Clinics
Noah Asimow
Covid-19 vaccinations for Islanders 75 and over are set to begin Monday, Feb. 1, hospital officials said, although widespread confusion remains around the state’s slow-moving vaccination rollout.
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Amid Criticism, Governor Steps Up Vaccine Rollout Statewide
Noah Asimow
Hoping to galvanize the state’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout, Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Monday that phase two of the state’s plan would begin on Feb 1.
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Governor Lifts Early Closing Requirement; Priority Vaccinations Proceed
Noah Asimow
Restaurants and other businesses will be allowed to stay open past 9:30 p.m. starting Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.
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