A Coronavirus Timeline

The Times’ Coronavirus coverage, chronologically

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

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
30 May 2020
29 May 2020
28 May 2020
27 May 2020
26 May 2020