Covid-19

Edgartown Acts Swiftly to Tighten Rules for Construction Job Sites

Edgartown became the first Island town to officially adopt tighter construction guidelines as an unrelenting surge in coronavirus cases continued Monday.

Six New Cases Friday, 68 Active; Hospital Admits Covid-19 Patient

The Island boards of health reported six new cases on the Vineyard Friday and one new case in the Island public schools. There are currently 68 active cases on the Island.

Tough New Rules Zero in on Booming Construction Industry

A crackdown on safety regulations for the Island construction and building industry is now imminent following a heavily-attended virtual town hall Thursday.

Boards of Health Report 10 New Cases Thursday; Edgartown in Red Zone

Edgartown was listed as a high-risk community for Covid-19 spread by the state on Thursday, joining Tisbury in the red zone as new cases on the Island reached double digits for the second day in a row.

State to Tighten Covid Rules in Tisbury

Tisbury can expect a rollback to stricter state guidelines as Covid-19 continues to spread, health agent Maura Valley told the select board Tuesday. The town is one of 30 Massachusetts municipalities designated red.

Health Officials Set to Tighten Restrictions on Construction and Job Sites Islandwide

Martha’s Vineyard public health officials were planning to reintroduce Islandwide restrictions on the construction and building industry Thursday.

Vogue Story Spotlighting Vineyard Wedding Is Quickly Taken Down

A slick, full-color Vogue magazine spread spotlighting a glamorous Martha’s Vineyard destination wedding was published online and then abruptly taken down Tuesday night.

Hospital Confirms Emergency Airlift, Urges Extreme Caution as Cases Surge

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital officials confirmed Wednesday that a Covid-19 patient had been transferred to a Boston hospital in critical condition earlier this week.

Many Stories, One Pandemic; Islanders Present Covid Monologues

More than 40 people turned out Saturday afternoon for Covid Monologues MV, a group reading in the Martha’s Vineyard Museum courtyard.

Case Surge on the Vineyard Continues Unabated

The coronavirus case surge on the Island continued without letup Monday. On Tuesday the numbers settled down somewhat.

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