A Coronavirus Timeline

The Times’ Coronavirus coverage, chronologically

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

2020
May 30, 2020 4:25 pm
Starting Monday, June 1, any first responder, medical worker, grocery store employee or other frontline worker will be able to receive a COVID-19 test after registering for an appointment via...
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May 30, 2020 2:58 pm
While many are hunkered down at home, avoiding the public for each other’s benefit, there are a few who bravely risk exposure every day to serve our community. From the...
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May 29, 2020 4:50 pm
Updated 5:35 pm  The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday.  After a week of no new cases, the hospital reported two new cases in three...
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May 29, 2020 3:57 pm
Updated 5:25 pm  Phase two of the state’s reopening plan will allow the lodging industry to start taking reservations and restaurants to have outdoor dining — an important step for...
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May 29, 2020 3:52 pm
In April of this year, Cape Air saw 26 passengers board their aircraft out of Martha’s Vineyard Airport— a 94 percent drop from the year before. Historically, airport director Cindi...
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May 29, 2020 2:54 pm
On Thursday night, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School community joined together — virtually — to celebrate the achievements of students over the past academic year. This honors night at...
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May 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Updated 5:15 pm  The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital reported a new confirmed case of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the hospital’s confirmed case count to 27 – the second confirmed case in three...
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May 28, 2020 2:00 pm
The ongoing pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of local government, including the key forum for passing bylaws and budgets. Perhaps nowhere on the Vineyard is this more true than...
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May 27, 2020 2:33 pm
Seven students on the Tisbury School student council added to their “Together” sign to thank frontline workers on Tuesday. The sign, which originally read “Together,” was put together on a...
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May 27, 2020 2:30 pm
The Holy Ghost Feast has been canceled, a first in 100 years, according to Holy Ghost Association president Gina deBettencourt. The event was scheduled for July 18 and 19. The...
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May 27, 2020 2:16 pm
The town of Edgartown and the Edgartown Board of Trade have developed an electronic toolkit of resources, as many businesses continue to open as restrictions are eased. The document provides...
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May 27, 2020 2:09 pm
It will be a BYOM (bring your own mimosa) event when Island Housing Trust (IHT) holds its annual fundraising brunch on June 1. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the IHT...
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May 27, 2020 1:11 pm
As it begins to reopen some of its elective surgeries and clinics, and as more seasonal residents and visitors head to the Island for the summer, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital CEO...
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May 27, 2020 12:32 pm
The UICOA is starting to slowly open our office back up! We have been working remotely and handling all calls and issues as best we can. We are starting to...
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May 27, 2020 12:29 pm
The Tisbury Council on Aging is still serving their seniors remotely at home. Most of our seniors are staying at home,and doing some things on Zoom/online (for example, bridge games,...
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May 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Due to the pandemic, all activities here at the Oak Bluffs Council on Aging are paused. That doesn’t mean that we aren’t here for you! Please call the center for...
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May 27, 2020 12:23 pm
The staff at the Edgartown Council on Aging continues to provide telephone and email support to the 55-plus community. We have expanded our monthly newsletter to include COVID-specific resources for...
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May 27, 2020 12:19 pm
M.V. Center for Living Supportive Day Program is expanding its community service outreach this summer.  Beginning in June, MVTV will air a weekly television program on Wednesdays at 11 am, highlighting...
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May 27, 2020 12:16 pm
What is the alternative to being in a nursing home? That question is top of mind for many seniors now, due to the high risk factors of coronavirus. Those who...
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May 27, 2020 12:11 pm
Tired of all COVID-19 all the time? Me too. Since realizing we needed a new way to provide veterinary care for Island animals, I’ve watched endless webinars on telemedicine, social...
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May 27, 2020 11:35 am
Worship services look very different these days. Pastors are recording services and daily messages to view on YouTube or Facebook or Zoom, and during the coronavirus pandemic they reach out...
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May 27, 2020 11:22 am
Corona It’s Everywhere And Nowhere The kids gathering at sunset on East Chop The ghosts shuffling through the shelves at the grocery I see Streamers Wisps of what floating through...
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May 26, 2020 9:20 pm
The town of Tisbury is looking at using Katharine Cornell Theater for office space, to spread out town employees without moving them to other town buildings. Selectman Jim Rogers objected...
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May 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Oak Bluffs voters will take up a $32 million budget on a slimmed-down warrant for the June 16 annual town meeting. The election will be held two days later, on...
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May 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Updated Edgartown officials are beginning to take the deep dive into conceptual planning for what the busy throughways of downtown might look like this summer. At Tuesday’s board of selectmen...
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