October 16, 2023

Appeals Court Orders SSA Vaccine Case Be Reconsidered

Appeals Court Orders SSA Vaccine Case Be Reconsidered

The First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 6 that the U.S. District Court in Boston did not properly consider the 11 employees’ request for an injunction in 2022, after the Steamship Authority implemented a vaccine mandate for most workers.

August 15, 2023

Hospital Reports New Covid Wave

Hospital Reports New Covid Wave

The hospital has seen 43 patients with Covid in the past month, chief nursing operations officer Claire Seguin said, three of which have been hospitalized.

June 8, 2023

How to Prepare for Covid Continuum

How to Prepare for Covid Continuum

When the director general of the World Health Organization recently announced the end of the Public Health Emergency of International Concern, he was not saying the Covid pandemic is over so there’s no cause for concern.

June 6, 2023

Edgartown to Return to In-Person Meetings

Edgartown to Return to In-Person Meetings

The Edgartown select board will resume having meetings in town hall on June 20.

March 30, 2023

Governor Signs Remote Meeting Extension

Governor Signs Remote Meeting Extension

Governor Maura Healey signed into law a $388.7 million supplemental budget Wednesday that also contained a provision to allow local governments to continue holding remote and hybrid meetings into 2025.

January 26, 2023

Windemere Residents Contract Highly Contagious Covid Variant

Windemere Residents Contract Highly Contagious Covid Variant

Symptoms for the 18 residents and eight staff who tested positive for XBB.15. are varied, but no hospitalizations have been required.

December 20, 2022

Flu Season Arrives Early, Fueling Respiratory Illness Worries

Flu Season Arrives Early, Fueling Respiratory Illness Worries

In the face of holiday travel and a “tri-demic” of flu, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) on the Island, health officials are once again urging residents to take caution.

November 28, 2022

Covid Vaccination Clinic Returns

Covid Vaccination Clinic Returns

Covid vaccines will be available at an on-Island clinic on Sunday, Dec. 11.

November 15, 2022

Hospital Urges Caution Heading Into Holidays, as RSV Cases Surge

Hospital Urges Caution Heading Into Holidays, as RSV Cases Surge

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital officials are warning Islanders to remain safe as the hospital experiences a surge in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases.

September 30, 2022

Omicron Variant Boosters Now Available

Omicron Variant Boosters Now Available

Covid vaccine boosters specific to the omicron variant are now available by appointment at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

August 29, 2022

Pandemic Lingers in Background of Peak Summer Season

Pandemic Lingers in Background of Peak Summer Season

Despite lower infection rates and fewer severe cases, the Covid pandemic has remained a thorn in the side of Island organizers.

August 4, 2022

Planning for the Next Pandemic

Planning for the Next Pandemic

While continuing to monitor the Covid pandemic and prepare for future health crises, Island health officials have one major thing going for them they did not have prior to March of 2020: experience.

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.

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 12, 2022

Vaccination Bus Returns on May 1

Vaccination Bus Returns on May 1

The vaccination bus returns to Martha's Vineyard on Sunday, May 1.

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