Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

Restaurants can offer beer and wine take out

MV Times | April 3, 2020 - 3:25pm

Updated 3:55 pm A sweeping new bill aimed at addressing the COVID-19 pandemic has been signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The bill, (H 4598), which Baker signed Friday and takes effect immediately, allows ... Read full article

MV Bank offers coronavirus relief initiatives

MV Times | April 3, 2020 - 2:54pm

In an effort to address the community’s needs during the coronavirus pandemic, the boards of Martha’s Vineyard Bank and the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation dedicated $625,000 last week ... Read full article

Hospital confirms new case of COVID-19

MV Times | April 3, 2020 - 2:40pm

Updated 3:45 pm The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has confirmed a ninth positive case of COVID-19, totaling 10 confirmed cases on the Island.  As of 8:45 am Friday, the hospital has collected 125 test ... Read full article

Watchout for stimulus check phone scam

MV Times | April 3, 2020 - 9:38am

A new phone scam regarding stimulus checks is making the rounds on the Island, according to the Edgartown police. In an Instagram post, police warned that scammers have been calling people to ask for ... Read full article

Medical facilities continue care with telehealth

MV Times | April 3, 2020 - 7:37am

As the threat of COVID-19 continues to upend most aspects of daily life, medical professionals are still meeting all the other medical needs of their patients. For anything that isn’t urgent, medical ... Read full article

Hospital grateful for donations of PPE

MV Times | April 3, 2020 - 6:15am

Islanders have rallied to help collect and, in some cases, create personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital communications director Katrina Delgadillo told ... Read full article

State could see 172,000 cases during pandemic

MV Times | April 2, 2020 - 2:19pm

Citing state models, Gov. Charlie Baker estimates the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts will range from 47,000 to 172,000 during the course of pandemic — 0.7 to 2.5 percent of the ... Read full article

Islanders ramp up efforts to provide PPE

MV Times | April 2, 2020 - 1:14pm

Updated 6 am A number of makers are using their 3D printers, laser cutters, and other devices to create essential medical equipment for frontline workers, and members of the public are collecting ... Read full article

Inquiries mount at Vineyard Healthcare Access

MV Times | April 2, 2020 - 12:45pm

Vineyard Healthcare Access and Dukes County Socials Services are both seeing upticks in requests for services. MassHealth applications are also up, Vineyard Healthcare Access director Sarah Kuh told ... Read full article

Cronig’s to close on Sundays

MV Times | April 2, 2020 - 12:04pm

Updated 5 pm Cronig’s is closing on Sundays for the foreseeable future, an attempt by owner Steve Bernier to give his beleaguered staff some time off and rest. In an Instagram and Facebook video, ... Read full article