January 24, 2022

Free Test Kit Distribution Resumes; Cases Begin to Dip

Free Test Kit Distribution Resumes; Cases Begin to Dip

New cases of Covid-19 are on the decline following a surge that saw record case counts, boards of health reported Monday. Free distribution of at-home test kits will continue through the week
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January 20, 2022

Test Kit Delivery Is Delayed

Test Kit Delivery Is Delayed

A shipment of rapid Covid-19 tests to the Island from the federal government was delayed this week, with test kits supplies in most towns depleted.
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January 12, 2022

Boards of Health Urge Caution; Hospital Curtails Non-Emergency Visits

Boards of Health Urge Caution; Hospital Curtails Non-Emergency Visits

With Covid-19 now racing through the Vineyard community, boards of health issued a public health message Tuesday urging Islanders to take steps to protect themselves from infection.
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January 10, 2022

Covid Case Counts Soar; Round Two Set for Home Test Kit Distribution

Covid Case Counts Soar; Round Two Set for Home Test Kit Distribution

A new distribution of rapid at-home test kits will take place on Wednesday and Thursday this week in all the Island towns.
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January 3, 2022

Covid Cases Hit New Record; Free Test Kit Distribution Set for Tuesday

Covid Cases Hit New Record; Free Test Kit Distribution Set for Tuesday

As Covid-19 cases climb sharply, some 4,000 free rapid home test kits will be distributed on the Vineyard beginning Tuesday. Distribution will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon in all six towns, according to a statement from Island Health Care late Monday afternoon.
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December 30, 2021

Vineyard Due to Receive Free Home Test Kits

Vineyard Due to Receive Free Home Test Kits

Island Health Care, the Island boards of health boards and the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital are slated to receive 4,050 home test kits courtesy of the federal government.
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December 28, 2021

Covid Cases Inch Down Slightly on the Island

Covid Cases Inch Down Slightly on the Island

Vineyard boards of health reported 82 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the week ending Christmas Day, a decline from weeks prior. The count still ranks among the highest on Island in 2021.
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December 22, 2021

With Covid Inpatients on the Rise, Hospital Urges Caution

With Covid Inpatients on the Rise, Hospital Urges Caution

With the Omicron variant creating an explosion of cases nationally, the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported Wednesday that four people were hospitalized — the most since the pandemic began.
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December 20, 2021

Case Surge Fuels Heavy Demand for Testing, Booster Shots

Case Surge Fuels Heavy Demand for Testing, Booster Shots

Islanders are queuing up in large numbers for Covid-19 tests and booster shots, as an early winter case surge swells on the Vineyard and public health officials keep close eye on the numbers.
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December 13, 2021

Case Spike Continues; Hundreds Line Up for Vaccines

Case Spike Continues; Hundreds Line Up for Vaccines

New cases of Covid-19 shot up over 100 last week, surpassing August peak numbers and matching the infection rate of last April. The Island boards of health reported that 105 people had received positive PCR tests for the coronavirus during the week ending Dec. 11.
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December 9, 2021

Case Surge Fuels More Hospitalizations; Booster Shots Are Scarce

Case Surge Fuels More Hospitalizations; Booster Shots Are Scarce

The recent surge in Covid-19 cases on the Island has included an increase in hospitalizations, even as appointments for booster vaccine shots have been hard to come by.
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December 6, 2021

Covid Cases Spike Sharply Upward on Island

Covid Cases Spike Sharply Upward on Island

Covid-19 cases on the Vineyard spiked sharply upward last week, with Island boards of health reporting 76 confirmed cases over a seven-day period from Nov. 28 through Dec. 4. Another 19 cases were reported for Sunday and Monday.
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December 2, 2021

Covid Cases Spike on-Island; Booster Shots in High Demand

Covid Cases Spike on-Island; Booster Shots in High Demand

With the impact of the new Omicron variant still unknown, cases of Covid-19 on the Island are back on the upswing, with 48 more people confirmed positive for the virus in just five days.
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November 29, 2021

Covid Cases Inch Upward Slightly

Covid Cases Inch Upward Slightly

Covid-19 case counts on Martha’s Vineyard continued to see a slight upward trend last week, with 19 confirmed positive cases reported by the Island boards of health in their weekly report issued Monday.
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November 15, 2021

Covid Cases See Slight Climb Again

Covid Cases See Slight Climb Again

Island health officials said 16 people tested positive for Covid-19 during the week ending Saturday, Nov. 13, ending three weeks of declining numbers.
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November 8, 2021

Covid Cases Plummet to New Low

Covid Cases Plummet to New Low

New confirmed cases of Covid-19 dropped to their lowest level in four months last week, the Island boards of health reported Monday in a regular update.
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November 5, 2021

Mask Mandate Stays in Place, at Least Through Jan. 15

Mask Mandate Stays in Place, at Least Through Jan. 15

Face coverings will remain mandatory indoors on Martha’s Vineyard until at least mid-January, after the six Island boards of health declined Friday to lift the mandate they imposed last August.
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November 4, 2021

Boards of Health Set to Revisit Mask Mandate

Boards of Health Set to Revisit Mask Mandate

As Covid-19 cases continue on a downward trajectory this fall, the six Martha’s Vineyard boards of health are now poised to revisit the question of mandatory indoor mask mandates on the Island The boards of health planned to meet at noon Friday by Zoom.
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November 1, 2021

Covid Cases Keep Falling

Covid Cases Keep Falling

Confirmed cases of Covid-19 continued to decline on the Island, with 12 new cases reported for the week ending Saturday, Oct. 30, and just one more case in the two days since.
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October 26, 2021

State Extends Mask Mandate in Schools

State Extends Mask Mandate in Schools

State school officials announced Tuesday they are extending the mask mandate for all Massachusetts public schools through at least Jan. 15. State education commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley said the decision came after consultation with medical experts.
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