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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COVID on the rise in Massachusetts

MV Times | July 30, 2020 - 4:01pm

Massachusetts has seen a slight increase in positive COVID-19 tests, according to Gov. Baker. Speaking to reporters during a press conference Thursday, Baker said there have been a few clusters of ... Read full article


Tickets available for virtual Ag Fair

MV Times | July 30, 2020 - 1:06pm

The virtual Agricultural Fair is weeks away. Virtual tickets are on sale now for adults and children, $10 and $5 respectively, for the August 20 to 23 event. Ticket purchases constitute a donation to ... Read full article


Mandatory masks required in parts of Vineyard Haven

MV Times | July 28, 2020 - 5:09pm

The Tisbury board of health has approved a mandatory mask order for Main Street, most of Beach Road and parking lots at Owen Park, Tashmoo Beach, and Lake Street Landing effective at midnight Thursday ... Read full article


School year reduced to 170 days

MV Times | July 28, 2020 - 3:38pm

The state teachers’ unions reached an agreement with the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) reducing the school year to 170 days to give educators time to plan for the ... Read full article


Update: hospital, TestMV report new cases

MV Times | July 27, 2020 - 2:47pm

Updated 5:10 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and TestMV each reported a new case Monday bringing the Island’s total number of confirmed cases to 52. Monday’s new case was the 37th confirmed case for ... Read full article


State releases school bus guidelines 

MV Times | July 24, 2020 - 3:52pm

Students will be required to wear masks and sit in their own seat aboard school buses this fall, according to fall reopening guidelines released Wednesday. The new guidelines, released as a supplement ... Read full article


Extra $600 in unemployment ends July 31

MV Times | July 24, 2020 - 3:24pm

The $600 weekly unemployment benefit that has been keeping many people financially afloat during the coronavirus pandemic is set to expire on July 31. After millions of Americans began losing their ... Read full article


Hospital reports new case

MV Times | July 24, 2020 - 3:03pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new case of COVID-19 Friday, bringing their total number of confirmed cases to 36. In total, the hospital has tested 2,549 patients. Of those 2,466 have ... Read full article


M.V. Museum ready to open its doors

MV Times | July 24, 2020 - 2:45pm

The M.V. Museum is set to reopen all museum buildings at the beginning of next month, according to an email sent to museum members. The general public will be invited back starting August 7, while ... Read full article


Steamship Authority amendment signed into law

MV Times | July 24, 2020 - 2:20pm

Updated @ 4 pm Gov. Charlie Baker signed a supplemental budget Friday that included an amendment meant to insulate the port communities of Barnstable, Falmouth, Nantucket, New Bedford, and Martha’s ... Read full article