Covid-19

Governor Baker Rolls Back Reopening Plan

Gov. Charlie Baker officially rolled back the state’s reopening plan on Tuesday, requiring all communities to revert to tighter restrictions.

Hospital Continues Routine Procedures After Order from Governor

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital said Tuesday that it would not need to stop routine procedures after an order from Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday to curtail elective procedures statewide.

Case Count Jumps to 16 Friday; SSA Forced to Cancel Trips Due to Positive Test

Island health officials reported 16 new positive coronavirus tests on Friday — the highest total this week after reporting only three cases Thursday. Meanwhile, the SSA cancelled two trips after a crew member tested positive.

Island Reports Three New Covid Cases Thursday; State Numbers Skyrocket

State coronavirus numbers skyrocketed to a new record again on Thursday even as Island case tallies eased, with health agents reporting three new Covid-19 cases on Vineyard.

Eleven New Cases Tuesday; Tisbury Forced to Roll Back Reopening

After three straight weeks in the red zone, the town of Tisbury has been required by the state to revert back to stricter coronavirus regulations.

Vineyard Health Agents Report 14 New Cases Monday

Island boards of health reported 14 new coronavirus cases after the Thanksgiving holiday — the fewest in the past three weekends even as testing continued at a frantic clip.

Seven New Cases Reported Friday; Surge Eases Slightly

The Thanksgiving holiday brought a slight letup in Island coronavirus case numbers, with health agents reporting four new cases on Wednesday and three on Thursday — the fewest daily totals in more than a week.

TestMV Sees Record Numbers in Runup to Holiday

TestMV, the free coronavirus testing site at the regional high school, has seen soaring demand and record numbers over the past three weeks, amid rising case counts and the approach of the holiday.

Six New Cases Tuesday; Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury Back Construction Rules

Island boards of health reported six new coronavirus cases on Tuesday as Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury joined Edgartown in swiftly approving new construction guidelines.

Recovering from Covid-19, Cronig’s Market Owner Heads Home for Thanksgiving

Steve Bernier, the owner of Cronig’s Market and a fixture in the Island community, was due to return home to the Island Tuesday.

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