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 ..
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West Tisbury selectmen backs mask order

MV Times | July 24, 2020 - 2:05pm

In consecutive unanimous votes, West Tisbury selectmen endorsed state legislation meant to strengthen local boards of health and preemptively backed the board of health on a mask order it approved the ... Read full article


Baker issues new rules for travelers to Massachusetts

MV Times | July 24, 2020 - 11:52am

Updated 3:45 pm On Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced strict new rules for those traveling to Massachuestts. Per the new order, everyone coming into the state must fill out a “Massachusetts Travel ... Read full article


One new COVID-19 case Thursday

MV Times | July 23, 2020 - 5:12pm

Two new confirmed cases were reported by the TestMV site Thursday afternoon, but one of those new cases was a retest who had already tested positive, bringing the total number of confirmed cases on ... Read full article


‘May we all join forces to be the change’

MV Times | July 23, 2020 - 1:45pm

Updated July 24 Thirty men and women stood inside Dennis Alley Park, also known as Waban Park, standing six feet apart, wearing masks, holding candles, and reflecting on reconciliation and peace.  On ... Read full article


County sends letters for unified approach on masks

MV Times | July 22, 2020 - 7:41pm

The Dukes County Commission has issued a letter to all Island boards of selectmen and the Steamship Authority (SSA) board, requesting mandatory mask wearing in congested areas. So far, both Edgartown ... Read full article


Weekend hours added at Island Post Offices

MV Times | July 22, 2020 - 5:11pm

On Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that it is expanding package pickup hours on the Island. In a press release, expanded weekend hours were announced. Here they are: Vineyard Haven Dutch ... Read full article


TestMV now offering online registration

MV Times | July 22, 2020 - 2:06pm

Updated 5:10 pm On Wednesday, TestMV began offering online registration and appointment booking, as well as same-day testing, through a Quest Diagnostics website, according to a press release from ... Read full article


It’s a coverup in Menemsha

MV Times | July 21, 2020 - 8:43pm

Chilmark will require masks and face coverings at Menemsha — in the beach parking lot, in the area of the Home Port, and near the Coast Guard boathouse, among other high density locations. On Tuesday ... Read full article


Steamship Authority amends medical travel policy

MV Times | July 21, 2020 - 3:32pm

In the wake of the medical ordeal of Billy Gazaille and Rachel Self, the Steamship Authority board voted unanimously Tuesday to amend its medical travel policy to better accommodate family members and ... Read full article


Possible Dreams Auction goes virtual

MV Times | July 21, 2020 - 3:15pm

M.V. Community Services (MVCS) is hosting its 42nd annual Possible Dreams auction on Sunday, July 26, at 5 pm. The event will be hosted by comedian Seth Meyers, and livestreamed virtually.  ... Read full article