Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

YMCA offers virtual fitness classes for seniors

MV Times | March 29, 2020 - 10:52am

The YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard Healthy Agers group, led by coordinator Betty Robie, will host virtual fitness classes twice a week for seniors that allows them to build cardiovascular and muscle ... Read full article

Cape Cod 5 commits $500,000 to local relief

MV Times | March 29, 2020 - 9:58am

The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank has committed $500,000 in relief funds to support response and mitigation efforts on Cape Cod, the Islands, and in Southeastern Massachusetts, according to a press ... Read full article

SSA slip work continues in Woods Hole

MV Times | March 29, 2020 - 7:20am

Construction of the Steamship Authority’s terminal and slip project in Woods Hole continues, though contractor Jay Cashman Inc. finishes each day securing the site as if it will be the last time the ... Read full article

Vineyard confirms third case of COVID-19

MV Times | March 28, 2020 - 5:05pm

Updated 8 pm Martha’s Vineyard has its third confirmed case of COVID-19, according to Tisbury health agent Maura Valley. Valley was unable to provide additional details at this time. On Saturday, the ... Read full article

Trump signs $2 trillion relief bill

MV Times | March 28, 2020 - 2:54pm

President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion relief bill that will send cash payments to many Americans, businesses, and health care facilities.  Many people who earn less than $75,000 a year are ... Read full article

Painting a picture of an Island in crisis

MV Times | March 28, 2020 - 2:36pm

There are so many things that summer on the Vineyard promises us Islanders. Yes, there is the inundation of tourists with their multi-colored striped beach chairs, Thule racks, and the dreaded return ... Read full article

Navigating unemployment insurance

MV Times | March 28, 2020 - 1:05pm

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance is holding a series of virtual town halls to better meet the needs of people whose employment has been affected by the coronavirus. Unemployment ... Read full article

Mass. DPH commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

MV Times | March 28, 2020 - 9:44am

Monica Bharel, the state’s public health commissioner, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH).  In a statement issued Friday, Bharel confirmed she ... Read full article

Reinforcements are on the way

MV Times | March 27, 2020 - 3:09pm

The state is sending additional Massachusetts State Troopers to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket to “bolster public safety capabilities” as the islands react to the COVID-19 outbreak, a release issued ... Read full article

Baker: Travelers to Mass. must self-quarantine

MV Times | March 27, 2020 - 1:34pm

Updated 4:05 pm In the latest effort to combat the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, Gov. Charlie Baker is requiring all travelers arriving in Massachusetts to self-quarantine for ... Read full article