Boards of Health Issue Mask Advisory for Indoor Public Spaces
In a significant shift, Island boards of health have issued a mask advisory for indoor public spaces on the Vineyard, regardless of vaccination status, the contagious Delta variant continues to spread.
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State Launches Far-Reaching Public Health Initiative for Vineyard, Nantucket
A first-of-its kind public health initiative aims to tackle the work of better documenting and reducing tick-borne illnesses and substance abuse.
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Free Test Site Proved to Be a Game Changer on the Vineyard
It began in the back yard, a regular repartee between an Edgartown summer resident, Steve Rusckowski, and his trusty landscaper, Michael Donaroma.
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Coalition Forms to Monitor Cyanobacteria in Great Ponds
A new private-public coalition announced this week will monitor the presence of cyanobacteria in the Edgartown, Chilmark and Tisbury Great Ponds this summer, including through maps and a special-purpose website.
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Builders Talk Covid on Zoom
The Martha's Vineyard Builders Association holds a Zoom town hall meeting Thursday to discuss Covid-19 safety in the workplace.
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Down-Island Towns Adopt Indoor Mask Mandate
The Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Tisbury boards of health voted unanimously to institute a mask mandate for indoor public spaces during a rare emergency, joint meeting Tuesday morning, changing course again as cases climb.
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Medical Interpreters Break Barriers in Pandemic Treatment
Last week, Martha’s Vineyard graduated 10 newly-trained Portuguese language interpreters through a highly-intensive, 60-hour course focused specifically on medical interpreting.
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Hospital, Boards of Health Produce Bilingual Public Service Video
Noah Asimow
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Island boards of health have teamed up to make a bilingual public service announcement promoting pandemic safety.
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Unprecedented Twenty New Cases Reported Over Weekend, Alarming Public Health Officials
Noah Asimow

The 20 new cases alarmed public health officials as they try to stem the Island’s largest case surge since the pandemic began.

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State Mandates Flu Vaccine for School Children
Noah Asimow
The Island boards of health reported two new Covid-19 patients on Wednesday. State public health officials also announced a flu vaccine requirement for students in Massachusetts.
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