July 16, 2020

Hospital Reports One New Case Thursday

Hospital Reports One New Case Thursday

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new positive Covid-19 test on Thursday — the third likely symptomatic patient to test positive in the past week.
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July 16, 2020

Vineyard Turns in Top Testing Rates in Region

Vineyard Turns in Top Testing Rates in Region

Since the pandemic began, Martha’s Vineyard has tested 6,579 residents for the virus, more than any town on the Cape, including Barnstable, despite having a much smaller population.
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July 15, 2020

Oak Bluffs Adopts Mandatory Mask Rule

Oak Bluffs Adopts Mandatory Mask Rule

Following close on the heels of Edgartown, the Oak Bluffs board of health voted to adopt a mandatory mask rule for a wide swath of the downtown area Thursday.
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July 13, 2020

Case Counts Climb as Summer Crowds Swell, and Testing Keeps Pace

Case Counts Climb as Summer Crowds Swell, and Testing Keeps Pace

A recent uptick in Covid-19 case since the Fourth of July has the Vineyard on edge as high summer arrives, with nine individuals testing positive for the virus and two business closures over the past week.
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July 11, 2020

Two New Cases Reported Saturday for Fourth Straight Day

Two New Cases Reported Saturday for Fourth Straight Day

A recent jump in Covid-19 cases on the Vineyard continued Saturday, with Island boards of health reporting two new positive test results for the fourth day in a row.
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July 10, 2020

Two New Cases Reported Friday for Third Straight Day

Two New Cases Reported Friday for Third Straight Day

For the third day in a row, Island boards of health reported two new coronavirus cases Friday — marking six new cases in the past three days and seven in the past week
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July 9, 2020

Edgartown Makes Masks Mandatory For All in Downtown Area

Edgartown Makes Masks Mandatory For All in Downtown Area

The Edgartown board of health cracked down on mask use on Thursday, issuing an order requiring all people over the age of two to wear face coverings downtown.
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July 9, 2020

Two New Cases Reported Thursday for Second Straight Day

Two New Cases Reported Thursday for Second Straight Day

A recent jump in Island coronavirus cases continued on Thursday, with health agents reporting two more positive tests — marking four new cases in the last two days and five since the Fourth of July.
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July 9, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Preserves Thousands of Jobs

Paycheck Protection Program Preserves Thousands of Jobs

More than 6,000 Island workers spanning nearly 900 small businesses, nonprofits and sole proprietorships had their jobs preserved through the PPP.
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July 8, 2020

Two New Coronavirus Cases Reported Wednesday

Two New Coronavirus Cases Reported Wednesday

Coronavirus cases continued to creep upward on Wednesday, as two more new confirmed positive Covid-19 patients were reported on the Island.
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July 6, 2020

Boards of Health Report One New Case Over Holiday Weekend

Boards of Health Report One New Case Over Holiday Weekend

The Fourth of July weekend saw one new positive test case of Covid-19 reported on the Island, as coronavirus numbers slowly inch upward with summer entering full swing.
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July 6, 2020

Phase Three Reopening Sees Mixed Response on the Vineyard

Phase Three Reopening Sees Mixed Response on the Vineyard

Two of the Island’s four cinemas will soon be showing movies again, as the third phase of pandemic reopening begins. But many businesses are taking a more gradual approach.
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July 3, 2020

Boards of Health Report One New Coronavirus Case Friday

Boards of Health Report One New Coronavirus Case Friday

On the eve of the July 4th holiday, Island boards of health reported one new positive test on the Vineyard, bringing the total coronavirus caseload to 53.
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July 2, 2020

Big Weekend Equals Big Beach Days, and Officials Are Worried

Big Weekend Equals Big Beach Days, and Officials Are Worried

High summer is here, and thousands are flocking to Island beaches. But the crowds have many Vineyard officials on edge.
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July 2, 2020

Phase Three Reopening Begins Monday

Phase Three Reopening Begins Monday

Museums, gyms and movie theatres will be allowed to restart business on Monday as part of the third phase of the state’s gradual reopening plan.
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July 1, 2020

Hospital Reports Its First Coronavirus Case in a Month

Hospital Reports Its First Coronavirus Case in a Month

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported its first positive coronavirus case in over a month on Wednesday, with officials striking a voice of calm on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend.
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June 30, 2020

Governor Baker Relaxes Quarantine Rules for Out-of-State Travelers

Governor Baker Relaxes Quarantine Rules for Out-of-State Travelers

Gov. Charlie Baker announced Tuesday that the commonwealth would relax its 14-day quarantine advisory for most out of state travelers.
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June 29, 2020

Three New Cases Added to Vineyard Covid Count

Three New Cases Added to Vineyard Covid Count

Island health officials reported one new positive coronavirus patient from the TestMV site and two more who had tested positive for viral antibodies.
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June 29, 2020

Antibody Testing Remains Scarce on Island

Antibody Testing Remains Scarce on Island

As Covid-19 testing continues to expand throughout the Island, viral serology testing — or testing for coronavirus antibodies — remains virtually non-existent.
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June 26, 2020

Freeze on Foreign Worker Visas Compounds Island Business Worries

Freeze on Foreign Worker Visas Compounds Island Business Worries

The decision by the Trump administration to extend a freeze on temporary work visas has dealt another blow to Island business owners.
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