Weekly Case Counts

June 30, 2022

Hospital Urges Caution as Covid Cases Surge Again on Eve of Holiday

Hospital Urges Caution as Covid Cases Surge Again on Eve of Holiday

Covid-19 case numbers have increased sharply on the Vineyard, prompting public health officials to issue advisories this week.

May 19, 2022

Island Towns Issue Mask Advisories as Covid Cases Climb

Island Towns Issue Mask Advisories as Covid Cases Climb

Martha’s Vineyard towns are issuing indoor mask advisories as a public health precaution, as Covid cases spike upwards again due to the highly transmissible BA.2 coronavirus variant.

May 16, 2022

Island Classified as High Risk for Covid

Island Classified as High Risk for Covid

Martha’s Vineyard is currently classified as high risk for Covid-19, with case counts on the rise and one person hospitalized with the virus as of Monday, the Island boards of health reported.

May 10, 2022

Covid Risk Level Rises from Low to Medium on Island

Covid Risk Level Rises from Low to Medium on Island

The Covid-19 risk level was elevated from low to medium on Martha’s Vineyard this week amid a steady rise in cases.

May 3, 2022

Covid Case Counts Rise Again

Covid Case Counts Rise Again

Cases of Covid-19 saw another sharp uptick on the Vineyard this week, with some confusion around the risk level on the Island due to over-the-counter (OTC) testing.

April 20, 2022

SSA Drops Mask Requirement on Ferries

SSA Drops Mask Requirement on Ferries

The Steamship Authority announced Wednesday that it would stop requiring require masks on board ferries or shuttle buses. The announcement follows an update from the U.S. Coast Guard.

April 4, 2022

With Case Counts Low, Boards of Health End Expanded Weekly Reports

With Case Counts Low, Boards of Health End Expanded Weekly Reports

The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 20 positive cases of Covid-19 for the seven-day period ending April 2. The Vineyard remains classified as low risk.

April 1, 2022

Hospital Opens Appointments for Second Boosters

Hospital Opens Appointments for Second Boosters

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is now offering second booster shots of the Covid-19 vaccine to anyone over the age of 50 and people with certain medical conditions.

March 28, 2022

Case Counts Low, but Boards of Health Urge Islanders to Stay Vigilant

Case Counts Low, but Boards of Health Urge Islanders to Stay Vigilant

New Covid cases on Martha’s Vineyard have leveled off after an uptick over the past two weeks, according to the Island boards of health.

March 24, 2022

Covid Case Counts Stay Low on Island

Covid Case Counts Stay Low on Island

Cases of Covid-19 crept up slightly on the Vineyard last week, as public health officials keep a close eye on the numbers with new sub-variants of the virus emerging around the globe.

March 9, 2022

Test MV Will Close at Month’s End

Test MV Will Close at Month’s End

TestMV, the Island’s free coronavirus testing site, will close at the end of March, some 22 months after it launched to overwhelming demand at the start of the pandemic.

March 7, 2022

As Covid Cases Plummet, Masks Come Off in Island Schools

As Covid Cases Plummet, Masks Come Off in Island Schools

Martha’s Vineyard schools reopened Monday after winter break without a face-covering requirement for the first time in two years.

March 2, 2022

Boards of Health Suspend Indoor Mask Mandate Islandwide

Boards of Health Suspend Indoor Mask Mandate Islandwide

Marking another turning point in the pandemic, Islanders can now shop, dine out and enter most public buildings without masks.

February 28, 2022

Boards of Health Set to Revisit Indoor Mask Mandate

Boards of Health Set to Revisit Indoor Mask Mandate

Martha’s Vineyard boards of health will take up the question of whether to continue the mandatory Islandwide indoor mask mandate this week, as regional and national guidance shifts toward a looser approach to face coverings in public.

February 16, 2022

Covid Cases Are On the Decline

Covid Cases Are On the Decline

New cases of Covid-19 on the Island continued their downward trend, with 74 cases confirmed for the week ending Friday, Feb. 11 and just 14 more in the five days since.

February 15, 2022

Lawsuit Seeking to Block SSA Vaccine Mandate Moves to Federal Court

Lawsuit Seeking to Block SSA Vaccine Mandate Moves to Federal Court

The question of whether employees of the Steamship Authority can be required to be vaccinated will be decided in federal court.

February 8, 2022

Hospital Reports Its First Death From Coronavirus

Hospital Reports Its First Death From Coronavirus

Two years after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic began, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported its first on-Island death from the coronavirus Tuesday.

February 6, 2022

New Trends in Testing Mark Shifting Landscape of Pandemic

New Trends in Testing Mark Shifting Landscape of Pandemic

As the only federally qualified community health center on the Island, Island Health Care has been at the forefront of the recent surge in the distribution of at-home test kits.

February 1, 2022

Covid Cases See Steep Dropoff on Island

Covid Cases See Steep Dropoff on Island

Mirroring the statewide trend, Covid-19 cases on Martha’s Vineyard are seeing a sharp decline following a record spike in early January.

January 27, 2022

Omicron Variant Confirmed On-Island

Omicron Variant Confirmed On-Island

Although suspected during the recent Covid-19 surge, the Island’s first detection of the Omicron variant was finally confirmed this week in a sample sent out for sequencing.

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