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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Schools reopen as community spread continues

MV Times | November 13, 2020 - 12:41pm

Updated 2 pm Even as six new COVID-19 cases were reported in Island schools, bringing the total number of confirmed school cases to 10, more students are being welcomed back into Island classrooms. On ... Read full article


Contractor spread imminent, Poole says

MV Times | November 12, 2020 - 9:24pm

Updated 1 pm At an emergency session of Chilmark’s selectmen and board of health Thursday night, solutions to the resurgence of COVID-19 were deliberated for an hour. Board of health member Matt Poole ... Read full article


High school is final district to approve test funding

MV Times | November 12, 2020 - 7:01pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) committee put the final stamp of approval on allocating funds from its budget to pay for regular COVID-19 testing during Thursday’s meeting. The ... Read full article


SSA employee tests positive for COVID-19

MV Times | November 12, 2020 - 6:49pm

A ferry employee assigned to the MV Martha’s Vineyard has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Steamship Authority press release. The employee last worked aboard the ferry during a watch that ... Read full article


11 new COVID-19 cases; Ritz closed

MV Times | November 12, 2020 - 2:05pm

Updated 5 pm  The COVID-19 spike on the Island continued Thursday after the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported 11 new cases, bringing the Island’s total number of cases since Monday to 54. At least ... Read full article


Tisbury goes into COVID ‘red zone’

MV Times | November 12, 2020 - 2:05pm

Updated 4:50 pm The recent spike in cases on Martha’s Vineyard is centered in Tisbury pushing the town into the red — meaning highest risk — in the state’s town-by-town data collected by the ... Read full article


Cronig’s reopens as owner tests positive

MV Times | November 12, 2020 - 1:12pm

Cronig’s reopened Thursday after closing for nearly a week due to what grew to a baker’s dozen of positive COVID-19 test results for employees. By telephone from his home, owner Steve Bernier ... Read full article


Aquinnah postpones special town meeting

MV Times | November 11, 2020 - 2:55pm

Aquinnah officials decided to postpone Saturday’s special town meeting due to concerns over coronavirus spread within the Island community. Although Aquinnah has seen a minimal number of COVID-19 ... Read full article


Four new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

MV Times | November 10, 2020 - 7:43pm

Martha’s Vineyard continues to see new COVID-19 cases with four new confirmed cases Tuesday, three from TestMV and one from the hospital — a day after the hospital reported 20 new cases. The surge in ... Read full article


Edgartown School postpones additional in-person learning

MV Times | November 10, 2020 - 3:24pm

The Edgartown School has postponed the start date of increased in-person instruction to grades 5 and 6 due to a confirmed COVID-19 case in the school population, according to a letter to families sent ... Read full article