Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

Congressional leaders: Throw SSA a lifeline

MV Times | May 8, 2020 - 3:43pm

The state’s two U.S. senators and the congressman for the Cape and Islands are asking their congressional colleagues to help bail out the nation’s ferry industry, including the Steamship Authority.  ... Read full article

Baker: ‘It will definitely be a different kind of summer’ 

MV Times | May 8, 2020 - 3:25pm

Updated at 4:30 pm At his press briefing on Friday, Gov. Charlie Baker was asked what kind of summer it’s going to be in Massachusetts. He started by praising the creative ways people are coming up ... Read full article

Oyster giveaway coming to West Tisbury

MV Times | May 8, 2020 - 2:24pm

An unnamed benefactor has bought up oysters from across the Vineyard to aid aquaculturists struggling with depressed commerce from the pandemic. The oysters will be given away at the Martha’s Vineyard ... Read full article

New app tracks COVID-19 symptoms 

MV Times | May 8, 2020 - 1:09pm

A new app, developed by doctors, scientists, and a health science company, is tracking the symptoms and spread of COVID-19. The COVID Symptom Study works by having participants input their symptoms ... Read full article

MVRHS prom pushed to senior year

MV Times | May 8, 2020 - 7:17am

Prom is a time to make memories that last a lifetime, and although Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) students won’t have that chance this year, they are looking forward to going all out ... Read full article

Isolation tunes from Chilmark folks

MV Times | May 7, 2020 - 2:11pm

An impromptu band of Chilmark residents (who are officials too) jammed outdoors Wednesday to a custom song called “Roll On Chilmark Roll On.” The band featured Warren Doty on banjo, Nan Doty and Joan ... Read full article

Town Bar & Grill offers free meals for those in need

MV Times | May 7, 2020 - 2:06pm

To help those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, Town Bar & Grill in Edgartown is offering 25 free meals a day for Islanders in need. Meals are available every Wednesday through Saturday for ... Read full article

Baker changes course, lifts golf ban

MV Times | May 7, 2020 - 1:58pm

While golf courses are not considered “essential businesses,” a new update to the COVID-19 essential services page Thursday morning is allowing golfers to hit the green. “Private operators of golf ... Read full article

Update: Island confirmed cases hit 24

MV Times | May 7, 2020 - 1:53pm

Updated 4:15 pm  The number of confirmed cases on-Island continues to rise, hitting 24 Thursday afternoon, according to the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health. Overall, the Martha’s Vineyard has ... Read full article

Oak Bluffs follows suit, extends orders

MV Times | May 6, 2020 - 9:54pm

Following other Island towns, Oak Bluffs selectmen unanimously approved an extension of the Phase 1 construction moratorium to May 11.  At a virtual meeting Wednesday, selectmen extended the ... Read full article