Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 Travel Order

Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to help us keep transmission levels as low as possible.READ MORE ..
To schedule a free COVID-19 test on Martha's Vineyard, please call 877-336-9855.

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Baker pumps brakes on reopening

MV Times | August 7, 2020 - 1:57pm

Updated 2:30 pm On Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced he was reducing outdoor gatherings from 100 to 50 people, indefinitely postponing step two of phase three, and other initiatives to prevent the ... Read full article

New hospital case brings Vineyard COVID cases to 56

MV Times | August 6, 2020 - 3:01pm

Updated 5:15 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new case of COVID-19 Thursday — the hospital’s third case in less than a week. On Thursday the total number of patients tested for the virus ... Read full article

Bench will honor Bob Schwartz at Field Gallery

MV Times | August 6, 2020 - 2:36pm

Richard Knabel came before West Tisbury selectmen Wednesday to promote a memorial bench for the late Bob Schwartz. Knabel, a former West Tisbury selectman, said the bench would be placed on the ... Read full article

Rent assistance available through online application

MV Times | August 5, 2020 - 3:28pm

Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) has launched a new online application for year-round Cape and Island residents who are in need of rental and mortgage assistance. The application enables clients ... Read full article

Hospital reports 39th COVID-19 case Wednesday

MV Times | August 5, 2020 - 2:52pm

Updated 6:45 pm Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new case Wednesday — their second confirmed case this month — bringing their total number of confirmed cases to 39. On Wednesday the total number ... Read full article

Island emergency shelter moves to high school

MV Times | August 4, 2020 - 12:52pm

The Islandwide emergency shelter is moving from the Oak Bluffs School to the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) in order to meet the COVID-19 space requirements during a disaster. Erik ... Read full article

Edgartown gets outdoor dining grant

MV Times | August 3, 2020 - 2:53pm

On Friday, the town of Edgartown was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) through its Shared Streets and Spaces Program. Funds are intended to support ... Read full article

Update: New COVID-19 case at TestMV site

MV Times | August 3, 2020 - 2:50pm

Updated August 4 The TestMV site reported a new case Tuesday, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 16. As of Tuesday, the TestMV site reports 7,473 total tests performed, with 6,905 ... Read full article

Baker cites rise in COVID-19 cases, clusters in Mass.

MV Times | July 31, 2020 - 5:27pm

On Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker stressed the importance of taking proper measures against COVID-19, reiterating comments he made Thursday that the virus was on the rise in Massachusetts. “These lapses ... Read full article

TestMV seeks volunteers to ramp up testing

MV Times | July 31, 2020 - 3:06pm

TestMV, the COVID-19 testing site set up at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School and run by Island Health Care (IHC) is on the search for clinician volunteers to help as the testing site ramps ... Read full article