Governor Baker Announces New Restrictions, Lowering Capacity Limits

With Christmas three days away, Gov. Charlie Baker announced new temporary restrictions Tuesday aimed at combating the spread of Covid-19 in the commonwealth. Starting Saturday, capacity limits will be lowered to 25 per cent nearly across the board, including in restaurants, retail shops and gyms.

Nineteen New Cases Reported Monday

Catching up on case counts from over the weekend, Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 19 new confirmed positive coronavirus cases Monday, as the Island heads into the Christmas holiday.

Five New Cases Friday; Bible Study Cluster Grows

Island health officials reported five new positive Covid-19 tests and 54 active cases on Friday as all three down-Island towns were designated high risk for virus transmission.

First Shots: Hospital Administers First Coronavirus Vaccines

In a history-making moment, director of emergency room medicine Dr. Karen Casper received the Island’s first dose of coronavirus vaccine early Thursday morning.

Hospital Receives Its First Shipment of Coronavirus Vaccine

Capping nine tense months of anticipation, planning and promise, the first shipment of the eagerly-awaited coronavirus vaccine arrived at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Wednesday.

Island Case Count Ticks Upward

Island health agents reported 10 new patients Tuesday, as Gov. Charlie Baker pleaded for residents to avoid travel and spend the holidays only with immediate household members.

Vineyard Logs 25 New Coronavirus Cases Monday; One Person Hospitalized

Martha’s Vineyard health officials reported 25 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend and one new hospitalization, as case numbers continue to climb on the Island.

Nine New Cases Friday; Health Agents Identify Bible Study Cluster

Island health agents reported nine new cases of coronavirus cases on Friday and identified a cluster of cases connected to an at-home bible study group, as a month-long case surge on the Vineyard continues to grow.

Nineteen New Cases Thursday; One Patient Hospitalized

Health agents reported 19 new coronavirus cases on the Island Thursday — likely the largest single-day total since the pandemic began. One patient is currently hospitalized.

Hospital Expects to Receive Vaccine Next Week

Island health officials reported eight new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, a slight decrease as the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said it would receive its first batch of virus vaccine next week.