Martha's Vineyard Coronavirus Update

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

Cannabis entrepreneur helps out hospital

MV Times | March 26, 2020 - 2:21pm

Geoff Rose, the CEO of Patient Centric, has donated the gloves his company had stockpiled in anticipation of opening the Island’s first medical marijuana facility. But while he awaits final state ... Read full article

MV Bank closes branch after fever scare

MV Times | March 26, 2020 - 1:42pm

Updated 4:40 pm An employee at Martha’s Vineyard Bank developed a fever while working at the Uncas Avenue branch in Oak Bluffs, according to a press release from the bank. “The employee was ... Read full article

MV Bank reopens branch after fever scare

MV Times | March 26, 2020 - 1:42pm

Updated March 27 The Martha’s Vineyard Bank has reopened its Uncas Avenue branch in Oak Bluffs after an employee was thought to have a fever. The bank shut the branch down after an employee was ... Read full article

What’s an Islander to do?

MV Times | March 26, 2020 - 11:26am

Updated 2:10 pm Island leaders are asking Vineyarders to voluntarily comply with the stay-at-home orders issued by the towns, despite Gov. Charlie Baker’s insistence that his advisory supersedes local ... Read full article

Islands plead with governor for special dispensation

MV Times | March 25, 2020 - 9:54pm

Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket have united against Gov. Charlie Baker’s position on measures the Islands took to curb the spread of the novel corona virus. After receiving pushback from the Baker ... Read full article

Lorraine Parish kick-starts pet food pantry

MV Times | March 25, 2020 - 6:50pm

With so many animal lovers on-Island, Vineyard Haven resident Lorraine Parish said she wants to provide security and peace of mind to pet owners by collecting pet food in exchange for homemade face ... Read full article

Baker tells towns stay-at-home order won’t fly

MV Times | March 25, 2020 - 5:12pm

A stay-at-home order unanimously approved by five Island towns is getting pushback from the Baker-Polito administration. The order, which was also approved in concept by Aquinnah, is an effort to stop ... Read full article

Social distancing is key

MV Times | March 25, 2020 - 4:34pm

In a wide-reaching question-and-answer session aired live on MVTV, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital CEO Denise Schepici and Dr. Aletheia Donahue, a primary care physician at the hospital, fielded a wide ... Read full article

Coronavirus takes a toll on business

MV Times | March 25, 2020 - 3:34pm

Updated March 27 Cottle’s is closed. J.B. Blau’s four restaurants served their last takeout meals over the weekend. Offshore Ale has also shut down. And the businesses that remain open, like Leslie’s ... Read full article