Sunday, March 29, 2020

Reinforcements are on the way

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...

Baker: Travelers to Mass. should self-quarantine

Updated 9 am, Saturday*In the latest effort to combat the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, Gov. Charlie Baker is telling all...

Cannabis entrepreneur helps out hospital

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...

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Quote of the day

“We find ourselves in the midst of a time unprecedented in our history. For the first time since World War II, we as a nation have been asked to stand united against a nemesis we didn’t see coming — COVID-19. Regardless of propaganda that would suggest otherwise, this highly contagious virus is something to take very seriously.”

Geoff Rose, cannabis entrepreneur, donated gloves his company had stockpiled in anticipation of opening the Island’s first medical marijuana facility.

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Para os nossos leitores que falam português

Escute a interpretação em português do que significam as ordens “Fique em casa/ abrigo no local” em West Tisbury. As regras são muito semelhantes as de Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, Edgartown e Chilmark. Aquinnah votará na quinta-feira.

Observe que o governador Baker disse na quarta-feira que essas ordens estabelecidas pelas cidades da ilha para ficar em casa não podem ser reforçadas. Os líderes das cidades da ilha escreveram uma carta para que a ilha receba tratamento especial, dizendo que nosso hospital não pode lidar com o influxo de pessoas que viajam para a ilha. Esta é uma história em desenvolvimento.

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MV Hospital Call Center
The hospital has expanded its call center capacity. People can speak to a healthcare provider by calling 508-684-4500 from 8 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday. Outside of those hours a physician will be on call.

MV Community Services (MVCS) staff is working remotely until March 31, but remain available via telephone and email. 

  • For a mental health or substance use disorder emergency:
    8 am – 6 pm: call 508-693-7900 x 241.
    6 pm – 8 am: Call our emergency services 24/7 hotline at 508-693-0032. 
  • For a domestic or sexual violence emergency, call 24/7 crisis hotline at 508-696-7233 (SAFE). 
  • For food or other essential supplies, call 508-693-7900 x410. 
  • More details here.

  • FAQS from CDC and MV Hospital here, in English; em Portugues

A complete list of cancelled and postponed events

Updated March 21Due to concerns about the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, here is a list of events and meetings that...

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