Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

Social distancing, laughing, and sometimes cooking

MV Times | April 6, 2020 - 2:48pm

  As the spread of coronavirus upends most aspects of daily life, Tom Kent, who many may know from The Chappy Kitchen, is taking to social media to bring some laughs and joys to people’s lives. ... Read full article


Positive cases of COVID-19 stay at 11; Nantucket has first death

MV Times | April 6, 2020 - 11:34am

Updated 4:15 pm  The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported 11 positive cases of COVID-19 Monday. As of April 6 at 10 am, the hospital has collected samples for 145 tests, with 11 positive, 127 negative, ... Read full article


Lee Fierro, ‘fiercely dedicated’ to theater, has died

MV Times | April 5, 2020 - 4:01pm

 Lee Fierro, famous for lifting her black veil and slapping Chief Brody across the face in “Jaws,” has died, according to her friends on Martha’s Vineyard who remember her as the dedicated, vibrant ... Read full article


COVID-19 cases on the Island hold at 11

MV Times | April 5, 2020 - 1:17pm

Updated April 6  There are 11 positive COVID-19 tests at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, according to Tisbury health agent and Island board of health spokesperson Maura Valley. On Sunday, Valley had ... Read full article


COVID-19 cases on the Island hold at 12

MV Times | April 5, 2020 - 1:17pm

Updated 4:20 pm There are 11 positive COVID-19 tests at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and one symptomatic diagnosis from the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health, which brings the Island’s total ... Read full article


Island schools discuss ongoing education efforts

MV Times | April 5, 2020 - 7:17am

Island school officials, teachers, and parents are working collaboratively to continue with their remote learning plan to provide comprehensive at-home education for students. “Administrators have ... Read full article


500 pounds of scallops sell in two hours off Martha Rose

MV Times | April 4, 2020 - 3:04pm

Wes Brighton’s 77-foot scalloper, Martha Rose, is bringing sea scallops to its home port of Menemsha in a new way — straight off the boat with no intermediary. Saturday morning the vessel sold 500 ... Read full article


Saturday: Hospital discloses eleventh positive COVID-19 result

MV Times | April 4, 2020 - 11:52am

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital announced Saturday morning that a total of eleven positive tests have come back for the Vineyard.   “To date, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has collected samples for 134 tests ... Read full article


Airport traffic, rental car rates plummet

MV Times | April 4, 2020 - 9:10am

With so few people traveling to and from the Island, Martha’s Vineyard Airport and Hertz Car Rental services have both seen a drastic decrease in incoming flights and vehicle bookings. Airport ... Read full article


Stay safe at grocery stores, gas stations, home

MV Times | April 3, 2020 - 7:26pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Emergency Managers have consulted with the Medical Reserve Corps and local doctors for best practices to help keep residents safe. The emergency managers state in a press release ... Read full article