Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

Johns Hopkins offers free COVID-19 contact tracing course

MV Times | May 16, 2020 - 4:40pm

A free course offered by Johns Hopkins University through Coursera, an online learning resource hub, provides comprehensive training on COVID-19 contact tracing. Using instructional videos, readings ... Read full article


‘Oyster train’ gives out 18,000 oysters

MV Times | May 16, 2020 - 3:47pm

On what felt like the first true day of summer, hordes of people queued up their cars at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury Saturday morning to get a free bag of oysters, courtesy of an anonymous ... Read full article


Everyday Heroes: Warren Holmberg, pharmacist/owner of Leslie’s Drug

MV Times | May 16, 2020 - 12:56pm

As pharmacist and owner at Leslie’s Drug, Warren Holmberg is serving a vital role. These days this Everyday Hero stays busy fulfilling prescriptions for the Island community, including the ... Read full article


COVID-19 cases hit 30

MV Times | May 15, 2020 - 5:08pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Boards of Health reported one new confirmed positive case of COVID-19, bringing the Island’s total to 30. On Friday, in a new breakdown of Island data, the boards of health ... Read full article


Vineyard tests for all coming; tracing to begin

MV Times | May 15, 2020 - 4:46pm

Updated 12:05 pm, Saturday to include contact tracing information Modeled after drive-through influenza clinic plans Vineyard boards of health have kept at the ready, a drive-through COVID-19 clinic ... Read full article


Vineyard tests for everybody coming

MV Times | May 15, 2020 - 4:46pm

Updated 12:05 pm, Saturday to include contact tracing information Modeled after drive-through influenza clinic plans Vineyard boards of health have kept at the ready, a drive-through COVID-19 clinic ... Read full article


Unemployment decimates Dukes County 

MV Times | May 15, 2020 - 1:10pm

Dukes County is continuing to see a massive increase in initial unemployment claims filed since the start of the virus surge in March, according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and ... Read full article


Vineyard to get up to 15,000 COVID tests

MV Times | May 14, 2020 - 10:08pm

Updated May 15 Thousands of COVID-19 tests are coming to the Vineyard, according to West Tisbury Health Agent Omar Johnson and Edgartown selectman Michael Donaroma.   “Quest Diagnostics will be ... Read full article


Dining at a distance

MV Times | May 14, 2020 - 2:29pm

Doug Smith of Lucky Hank’s was a fan of outdoor dining even before a pandemic made it something the town of Edgartown is looking to encourage. Since opening on Upper Main Street in 2012, Lucky Hank’s ... Read full article


Confirmed positive tests rise to 29

MV Times | May 14, 2020 - 2:23pm

Updated 4:13 pm, Thursday A new confirmed case brings the Island’s total to 29 (including four antibody tests), according to the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health. The new case was confirmed ... Read full article