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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Tisbury issues Halloween guidance

MV Times | October 15, 2020 - 3:53pm

If you’re planning on taking your children trick-or-treating this Halloween or giving out candy to costumed kids, the Town of Tisbury has issued guidance on the town website. “Residents and ... Read full article


Vineyard sees uptick in cases

MV Times | October 14, 2020 - 5:28pm

Martha’s Vineyard has seen an uptick in cases over the past week. There have been six new cases of COVID-19 reported since Oct. 7. A patient with COVID-19 admitted to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital ... Read full article


Backyard Taco warned for violating COVID protocols

MV Times | October 13, 2020 - 6:30pm

Backyard Taco in Edgartown could face suspension of its liquor license if it has any more violations of social distancing and mask-wearing protocols, the board of selectmen warned Tuesday night. Zared ... Read full article


’Small glitch’ behind erroneous ballot info

MV Times | October 13, 2020 - 2:02pm

Something is amiss with an unspecified number of ballots being mailed to Oak Bluffs voters. When Oak Bluffs resident Rob Gatchell received his mail-in ballot, the instructions mailed with it noted the ... Read full article


Montessori school closed Tuesday 

MV Times | October 13, 2020 - 6:01am

Updated 10 am The Vineyard Montessori School (VMS) will be closed Tuesday due to concerns about students’ possible exposure to a person with COVID-19, according to an email sent by Deborah ... Read full article


COVID-19 patient discharged from hospital

MV Times | October 9, 2020 - 2:31pm

Updated 4:32 pm The patient with COVID-19 admitted to the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on Wednesday has been released. In an email to The Times Friday, hospital communications specialist Marissa ... Read full article


Schools to seek expert help before testing

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 8:22pm

After weeks of exhaustive discussion surrounding a testing program for students and staff, Island schools are seeking the expertise of health specialists before launching the undertaking. At an All ... Read full article


One new COVID-19 case at hospital

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 8:11pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported one new case of COVID-19 Thursday, a male in his 20s, marking two new cases in two days. The new case follows the hospital confirming on Wednesday it had ... Read full article


Food service needs expected to triple this winter

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 3:01pm

The demand for food access programs this winter is expected to increase threefold compared with last year. According to Rebecca Haag, executive director for Island Grown Initiative (IGI), the Food ... Read full article


County weighs in on homelessness and climate change

MV Times | October 8, 2020 - 1:31pm

Dukes County commissioners discussed at a meeting Wednesday how to best use funds donated by the hospital and charitable foundations to establish homeless shelters on-Island. In years past, the Houses ... Read full article