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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Leslie’s Pharmacy reopens doors for in-person shopping

MV Times | October 27, 2020 - 2:22pm

Leslie’s Pharmacy is back open to the public Monday, after months of curbside-only service. In a Facebook post, the downtown Vineyard Haven pharmacy thanked its customers for supporting the business ... Read full article


Governor: Don’t be a turkey on Thanksgiving

MV Times | October 27, 2020 - 2:03pm

Gov. Charlie Baker is urging families not to gather in large groups at Thanksgiving, and instead limit gatherings to immediate families, and to perhaps have virtual celebrations. In a press briefing ... Read full article


COVID-19 cluster linked to wedding

MV Times | October 27, 2020 - 1:40pm

Updated 7:45 pm A cluster of positive COVID-19 cases has been linked to an Island wedding, according to the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health. In a press release Tuesday, Tisbury health agent and ... Read full article


A new face on superheroes

MV Times | October 27, 2020 - 11:20am

Amelie Loyot typically arrives on-Island in March or April to open her seasonal home in Oak Bluffs. But she heeded the warning of Island health leaders concerned about an outbreak of COVID-19 on the ... Read full article


Tisbury firefighter tests positive for COVID-19

MV Times | October 27, 2020 - 8:52am

A Tisbury firefighter has tested positive for the coronavirus and members of the department have had to quarantine as a result. The name of the firefighter has not been released to protect the ... Read full article


Possible homeless shelter space found

MV Times | October 26, 2020 - 2:28pm

Harbor Homes of Martha’s Vineyard is looking at a possible winter shelter space to accommodate homeless people during the day and overnight.  Homelessness continues to be a problem for Martha’s ... Read full article


Update: Six new COVID-19 cases, one hospitalization, cluster

MV Times | October 26, 2020 - 1:52pm

Updated 5:10 pm The Island boards of health reported six new cases of COVID-19 Monday, including a COVID-19 patient who was admitted to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, and a cluster earlier this month ... Read full article


Hospital to close dental practice

MV Times | October 26, 2020 - 1:42pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will be closing its dental practice beginning Nov. 20, following the departure of its dentist. “We have made the difficult decision to close the Martha’s Vineyard ... Read full article


Chappy cell tower trial begins

MV Times | October 26, 2020 - 1:08pm

Updated A trial in Dukes County Superior Court over the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s approval of a 115-foot cell tower on Chappaquiddick began Monday morning. The trial is expected to last three ... Read full article


Schools aim to expand in-person learning

MV Times | October 23, 2020 - 2:54pm

The All-Island School Committee (AISC) hopes to bring more students back to in-person learning in November. While kindergarten through third grade students are already in school and grade 4 students ... Read full article