Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

Reopening leaves many businesses with unknowns

MV Times | May 21, 2020 - 6:18am

The Island’s hospitality industry reacted with a mix of frustration and concern after Gov. Charlie Baker released the state’s four-phase reopening plan Monday.  Restaurant and hotel owners felt they ... Read full article

P.A. Club asks for community support

MV Times | May 20, 2020 - 4:22pm

A GoFundMe page has been created to gather financial support for the Portuguese-American (P.A.) Club as it faces the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic. Gillian Badot, who created the ... Read full article

Aquinnah addresses short-term rentals

MV Times | May 20, 2020 - 2:50pm

Aquinnah officials are considering how to deal with the possible reopening of short-term rentals, following Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision on whether to begin phase two of the back-to-work plan. Baker ... Read full article

Patriot owner defends against online accusations

MV Times | May 20, 2020 - 2:45pm

A Vineyard contractor called out Patriot Party boats, operator of the ferry Quickwater, on Facebook for lax pandemic precautions that may have infected one of his employees. Jeff Melanson alleged in a ... Read full article

Vineyard beaches open for Memorial Day

MV Times | May 20, 2020 - 2:02pm

Updated May 21  With Memorial Day close at hand, beachgoers will find themselves in atmospheres unlike anything experienced on the Vineyard before. Friends and family together on towels, under ... Read full article

Elective procedures return at hospital

MV Times | May 20, 2020 - 1:53pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is bringing back a slate of elective procedures after putting them on hold during the coronavirus pandemic. In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, hospital CEO ... Read full article

Oak Bluffs signs up

MV Times | May 20, 2020 - 12:50pm

You may start seeing new signs in downtown Oak Bluffs ahead of Memorial Day weekend. In an effort to help educate the public, the town of Oak Bluffs is working on new signage around town and at ... Read full article

Chilmark braces for Memorial Day

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 9:44pm

Chilmark officials are preparing the town for one of the landmark Vineyard holiday weekends leading into summer. Islanders see the time around Memorial Day conventionally as the start to a steep ... Read full article

SSA Nantucket employee tests positive for COVID-19

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 9:26pm

A Steamship Authority employee at the Nantucket terminal tested positive for COVID-19, according to a press release issued by the SSA “The Authority is working closely with public health officials on ... Read full article

No new COVID-19 cases at hospital 

MV Times | May 19, 2020 - 3:40pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new cases Tuesday afternoon leaving the Island’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 31. In its daily update, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported 25 ... Read full article