Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

Gina Stanley’s way of giving back

MV Times | March 31, 2020 - 12:12pm

So many people on the Island are doing so much in this turbulent time to reach out and help one another. This is the story of one such person: Gina Stanley, owner of the Art Cliff Diner. A week ago I ... Read full article

Ninth Martha’s Vineyard COVID-19 case confirmed

MV Times | March 31, 2020 - 11:53am

Updated 4:15 pm Tisbury health agent Maura Valley confirmed a ninth COVID-19 case on the Island Tuesday that was diagnosed symptomatically. In addition to the ninth case, Valley also released that of ... Read full article

Pilgrim decommissioning continues during pandemic

MV Times | March 31, 2020 - 11:40am

Work decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is ongoing amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. The plant shut down permanently at the end of May. The license to the plant was subsequently ... Read full article

Sheriff says Vineyard prisoners safer incarcerated 

MV Times | March 31, 2020 - 11:09am

Dukes County Sheriff Robert Ogden says he stands with all other Massachusetts sheriffs against a wholesale release of people jailed in the state as a preventive measure against the spread of the novel ... Read full article

CEO: Nine serious cases will overwhelm hospital

MV Times | March 30, 2020 - 6:36pm

Nine cases of COVID-19 requiring serious medical attention could overwhelm the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, according to hospital CEO Denise Schepici. Speaking to more than 130 builders, public ... Read full article

A message to our readers

MV Times | March 30, 2020 - 2:38pm

The Martha’s Vineyard Times laid off five staff associated with the print edition and will go to all digital content for the next four weeks. With other small businesses on Martha’s Vineyard either ... Read full article

Hospital: 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Martha’s Vineyard

MV Times | March 30, 2020 - 1:27pm

Updated 3:30 pm There are eight positive cases for COVID-19 on the Island, Denise Schepici, CEO of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, told reporters in a conference call Monday. All of the patients are at ... Read full article

Trump extends social distancing guidelines

MV Times | March 30, 2020 - 10:44am

President Donald Trump extended social distancing guidelines announced Sunday that all Americans must continue to avoid nonessential travel, going to work, eating at bars and restaurants, or gathering ... Read full article

No new cases for Dukes County Sunday

MV Times | March 29, 2020 - 4:23pm

On Sunday, the Department of Public Health (DPH) released its daily count of confirmed cases and deaths due to COVID-19 showing an additional 698 cases in Massachusetts and the number of deaths at 48, ... Read full article

Personal protective gear, volunteers needed

MV Times | March 29, 2020 - 12:14pm

The lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and first responders has been a hot topic nationwide and here on the Island that generated mask donations from contractors, a ... Read full article