A Coronavirus Timeline

The Times’ Coronavirus coverage, chronologically

How the coronavirus affected Martha’s Vineyard, and how the Island community responded.

February 1, 2022 2:19 pm
The COVID-19 vaccine bus will be back on the Island Sunday to administer vaccines for children and adults. On Feb. 6, from 9 am to 5 pm, the vaccine bus...
January 12, 2022 12:44 pm
Martha’s Vineyard Hospital leaders are urging the public to get COVID vaccinations and booster shots, as the Island is expected to continue to see rapid spread of the virus. COVID...
January 7, 2022 3:21 pm
Updated Jan. 11 The number of new COVID-19 cases have reached all time heights since the start of 2022 with 490 cases reported between Jan. 1 and Jan. 8. Of...
November 15, 2021 11:58 am
There were 16 new COVID-19 cases reported last week — a four-fold increase from the previous week's cases. Of the 16 new cases, 10 were reported at the Martha’s Vineyard...
November 3, 2021 12:02 pm
The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital will begin offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 next week, following a formal endorsement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on...
September 27, 2021 1:01 pm
Updated Sept. 28  Last week’s confirmed COVID case count reached single digits for the first time since early July, with only eight new cases reported by the Martha’s Vineyard boards...
August 18, 2021 1:09 pm
As new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, and amid the spread of the Delta variant, the federal government is thinking of approving a third dose, or booster shot, of...
August 9, 2021 11:01 am
Updated 3:50 pm New COVID-19 cases doubled last week to 48 and include three new COVID clusters, according to the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health report. There are 25 new...
July 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Updated July 16  Martha’s Vineyard is seeing an uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases this week after the boards of health reported more new cases in the past four days than...
May 12, 2021 12:39 pm
A medically equipped Yankee bus will be on-Island beginning this weekend to offer free Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccinations to Islanders who have been unable to get one through...
May 5, 2021 1:20 pm
Vaccine supply at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is increasing as demand is dropping. Speaking to reporters on a conference call Wednesday morning, hospital president and chief executive officer Denise Schepici...
April 29, 2021 1:33 pm
A public forum was hosted Wednesday evening by Communication Ambassador Partnership, an interagency group aimed at bridging communication for the Island’s Portuguese-speaking population, focused on the vaccine information. The forum,...
April 23, 2021 3:52 pm
A mariner from the Steamship Authority ferry Martha’s Vineyard has tested positive for COVID-19. To preserve medical privacy, the SSA isn’t releasing the name of the mariner.  The mariner last...
April 21, 2021 3:05 pm
Island Health Care (IHC) is set to receive a shipment of 4,040 COVID-19 vaccines through a federal program, adding a much-needed supply boost for the Island. Speaking to The Times...
April 19, 2021 1:41 pm
There were 77 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 between April 10 and 17, according to the boards of health. The rise in cases over the past three weeks comes as...
April 16, 2021 3:56 pm
The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 Friday for a total of 68 since Sunday. Due to the rise in confirmed cases over the past...
March 29, 2021 5:08 pm
Edgartown restaurants will be able to offer outdoor dining this summer, following last season’s successful (yet unexpected) test run. At a meeting of the Edgartown select board Monday, board members...
March 29, 2021 12:03 pm
After weeks of decline, the Island is now seeing a surge of confirmed COVID-19 cases with 47 cases reported by the Martha’s Vineyard boards of health between March 21 and...
March 22, 2021 7:44 pm
A mariner from the Steamship Authority ferry Eagle and a worker from the Woods Hole terminal have tested positive for COVID-19.  The mariner last worked aboard the Eagle on the...
March 22, 2021 12:50 pm
Updated Eligibility for vaccines expanded Monday with individuals aged 60 and over, workers in transit, grocery stores, utility, food and agriculture, sanitation, public works, and public health workers now able...
March 10, 2021 3:02 pm
Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeff Riley issued guidance and a mandatory timeline Tuesday to elementary and middle schools for offering students in-person learning five days per week, starting...
March 4, 2021 5:20 pm
The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported one new confirmed case from the hospital of COVID-19 Thursday, continuing a trend of low confirmed cases on the Island in the past...
March 1, 2021 5:44 pm
The Martha’s Vineyard boards of health reported two new cases of COVID-19 from over the weekend, both from the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. One new case was reported Saturday and the...
February 28, 2021 4:42 pm
Updated March 1  In just over one hour, all 900 COVID-19 vaccine appointment slots for this week were filled Monday morning. Martha’s Vineyard Hospital opened 900 vaccine appointments for eligible...
February 24, 2021 5:30 pm
Updated 4:30 pm With confirmed cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rates significantly lower in recent weeks, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that Massachusetts will head back into step three phase two...
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