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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Covid Cases Continue to Surge, Despite Slight Decline from Last Week

Cases of Covid-19 on the Island continued to spike with 457 confirmed cases for the week ending Jan. 15, Island boards of health reported, as free test kit distribution continues this week.

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Chilmark Covid Test Kit Pickup

Covid-19 test kits will be available for pick up on Jan. 19 and 20 for residents of Chilmark from the board of health office.

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Mobile Vaccine Bus Returns

A medically equipped bus offering free vaccines and booster shots will return to the Island next weekend, the Island boards of health announced.

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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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Hospital Opens Booster Shot Appointments for All Adults

The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is now scheduling Covid-19 booster shots for all adults ages 18 and older, following last week’s Food and Drug Administration authorization, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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Covid Vaccine Bus for Kids Arrives This Weekend

The Covid-19 vaccine bus is returning to the Vineyard this weekend to help vaccinate students ages five and up, along with school staff.

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