Watch a partnership story about IHT and the MV Hospital. Working together, they created rental housing in Tisbury for our front line health care heroes. To support IHT’s mission to end housing insecurity on the island donate now by clicking this link.
Total Cases (positive tests + antibody tests + symptomatic positives)
Each positive test does not necessarily represent a newly infected individual. For example, a positive test reported on July 1, 2020 by Martha’s Vineyard Hospital was a second test for an individual who had previously tested positive. The Total Cases number reflects the most current accounting of unique individuals with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on Martha’s Vineyard.
CLIMATE SOLUTIONS: Our Moonshot Moment
Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist, says “… as bad as this pandemic is, it’s just training wheels for the big, irreversible atmospheric pandemic: climate change.”
We were not prepared for the pandemic but we can prepare for the impacts of the climate crisis and reduce how much we are contributing to it. We have 10 years to make a real difference with climate change. This is our “moonshot moment!” This twice-monthly box (and the website below) will give you ideas on how to take action and help our Island meet the proposed goal of 100% Renewable MV by 2040.
What can you do? Let your voice be heard Vote: our future depends on it! Use your power as a citizen to elect officials — at the federal, state, and local levels — who not only acknowledge climate change, but are committed to advocating for a fossil-free future. Support the 100% Renewable MV initiative when it comes up at town meeting (West Tisbury and Aquinnah this fall). Support town initiatives and warrant articles that make your town’s buildings energy-efficient and 100% electric.
Martha’s Vineyard has a rich abundance of protected lands. Many remain open for walking, hiking, bicycling, and running, in strict accordance with state and local regulations. This summer, the Island’s conservation groups are managing some properties differently to help ensure public safety and lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Please see detailed guidelines for each organization here.
Sponsored by the MV All-Island Trails Committee and TrailsMV
The coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge. At Martha’s Vineyard Bank, we are inspired by the local response, a unique mix of American fortitude, New England stoicism, and a balance of self-sufficiency and neighborly...